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December 21st, 1990.

December 21st, 1990, was a Friday. It was day 355 of 1990. The decade was the Nineties.

31 years, 6 months and 12 days have passed since December 21st, 1990.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on December 21st, 1990.

  • Kindergarten Cop (1990) is released.
Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on December 21st, 1990.

  • United States: Because I Love You - Stevie B
  • United Kingdom: Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 21st, 1990.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • Because I Love You (The Postman Song) - Stevie B
  • From A Distance - Bette Midler
  • I'm Your Baby Tonight - Whitney Houston
  • Justify My Love - Madonna
  • Impulsive - Wilson Phillips
Play the top singles from the year 1990.
A Spotify playlist of songs from 1990. Take a trip back to the days of Roxette, George Michael, UB40 and Sinéad O'Connor.
Child's Play 2

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Child's Play 2".

Take me back to December 21st, 1990!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is December 21st, 1990, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

Christmas Day of 1990 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers. In America, the song Because I Love You by Stevie B is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Child's Play 2 is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, the vast majority of people still have no idea what "the Internet" is.

In fashion, many of the trends from the late 80s are still popular. Colored tights, denim overalls, leotards, flannel shirts and shoulder pads are all fashionable at the moment. It's 1990, so the airwaves are being dominated by music artists such as Sinéad O'Connor, Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson, Vanilla Ice, Mariah Carey, Stevie B, Madonna and MC Hammer. A civil war has broken out in the African nation of Rwanda.

Iraqi forces are continuing to occupy Kuwait following an invasion at the start of August. The UN Security Council has given Iraq a deadline to withdraw from the country by the 15th of January. If Iraqi forces fail to withdraw on time, "all necessary means" will be used to push them out. In celebrity news, British rock singer Rod Stewart and supermodel Rachel Hunter have been married in Beverly Hills. In Europe, the Soviet Union is continuing to dissolve.

The fantasy romance film "Edward Scissorhands", starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder, is currently being shown in movie theaters. Meanwhile, the film "Kindergarten Cop", starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, has also just been released. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as John Bardeen, Miles Davis and Freddie Mercury would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "'Allo 'Allo!", "In the Heat of the Night", "Seinfeld" and "Family Matters".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Paperboy", "Super Mario Land", "Golden Axe" and "Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Danger Mouse", "Pingu", "Beetlejuice" and "Rosie and Jim". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Water Ring Toss, My Little Pony (figures) and Popples.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on December 21st, 1990.

  • Kindergarten Cop hits the big screen.

    Kindergarten Cop hits the big screen.

    On December 21st, 1990, the action comedy film "Kindergarten Cop", starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, was released in movie theaters.

  • Home Alone.

    Home Alone.

    The film "Home Alone", starring Macaulay Culkin, was playing in movie theaters at this time.

  • Slap bracelets are a thing.

    Slap bracelets are a thing.

    During the fall of 1990, slap bracelets became the latest fad. The bracelets, which were originally sold under the brand name "Slap Wrap", came in various different designs and colors.

  • Early 1990s recession.

    Early 1990s recession.

    During the start of the 1990s, most of the Western World was affected by a recession, which had been caused by a loss of consumer confidence and restrictive monetary policies by central banks.

  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate.

    During the 1990s, pagers achieved mainstream popularity. These small devices allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message was a short memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.

  • Bart Simpson t-shirts are all the rage.

    Bart Simpson t-shirts are all the rage.

    During the year 1990, 15 million Bart Simpson t-shirts were sold. The t-shirts and their "cheeky" quotes became so popular that a number of schools decided to ban them.

  • 1990 in music.

    1990 in music.

    Popular artists in 1990 included Vanilla Ice, Adamski, Elton John, Sinead O'Connor, Robert Plant, Madonna, ZZ Top, Snap!, INXS, Maria McKee, Ice Cube, MC Hammer and The Beautiful South.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1990?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1990?

    In 1990, the best NBA players were Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, Patrick Ewing, Larry Bird, Akeem Olajuwon, John Stockton, Tom Chambers, Kevin Johnson, James Worthy, Chris Mullin, David Robinson, Clyde Drexler and Joe Dumars.

  • Early 1990s Fashion.

    Early 1990s Fashion.

    Early 1990s fashion saw a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included clothes such as coloured tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon coloured tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts and ripped jeans.

  • 1990 in movies.

    1990 in movies.

    Movies released in 1990 included Ghost, Home Alone, Pretty Woman, Total Recall, Dances with Wolves, Back to the Future Part III, Kindergarten Cop, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Presumed Innocent, Die Hard 2, Gremlins 2 and Predator 2.

  • Best football players in 1990.

    Best football players in 1990.

    The best football players in 1990 were Lothar Matthäus, Diego Maradona, Salvatore Schillaci, Andreas Brehme, Paul Gascoigne, Franco Baresi, Enzo Scifo, Jürgen Klinsmann, Roberto Baggio, Frank Rijkaard and Guido Buchwald.

  • Dances with Wolves.

    Dances with Wolves.

    "Dances with Wolves" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1990.

  • Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist plain-colored walls.

  • George H. W. Bush.

    George H. W. Bush.

    U.S. President George H. W. Bush. was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1990.

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

  • Bette Midler - "From a Distance"

    Bette Midler - "From a Distance"

    "From a Distance" by Bette Midler would go on to win a Grammy for 1990's Song of the Year.

  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video games consoles during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    During this time, a hand-held game console called the "Game Boy" was all the rage. The console boasted games such as Super Mario Land, Tetris, Donkey Kong, Kirby's Dream Land and a number of Pokémon releases.

  • VCRs have become a common household item.

    VCRs have become a common household item.

    From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 31 years, 6 months and 12 days have passed since December 21st, 1990.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1990.
  • Leap Year: 1990 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on December 21st, 1990 will be 31 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1990 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 661737600.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around December 21st, 1990.

  • November 21st, 1990: The movie Predator 2 (1990) is released in movie theaters.
  • November 22nd, 1990: Margaret Thatcher decides to step down as leader of the Conservative Party.
  • November 23rd, 1990: Author Roald Dahl passes away from a rare cancer of the blood.
  • November 27th, 1990: John Major becomes the new leader of the Conservative Party.
  • December 6th, 1990: 12 students are killed in Italy after an air force military jet crashes into a school near Bologna.
  • December 7th, 1990: Edward Scissorhands (1990) is released.
  • December 10th, 1990: Heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield appears on the Christmas special of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
  • December 11th, 1990: Mafia members John Gotti, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano and Frank Locascio are arrested by the FBI.
  • This date: December 21st, 1990
  • December 23rd, 1990: Slovenia votes to leave the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • December 24th, 1990: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman are married.
  • December 25th, 1990: The movie The Godfather Part III is released.
  • December 25th, 1990: German soccer player Lothar Matthäus is awarded the 1990 Ballon d'Or.
  • December 25th, 1990: The first web browser is introduced by Tim Berners-Lee.
  • January 7th, 1991: Former baseball player Pete Rose is released from prison after a five month sentence for filing false tax returns.
  • January 9th, 1991: Female serial killer Aileen Wuornos is arrested at a bar in Florida.
  • January 13th, 1991: Soviet troops kill 14 independence supporters in Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • January 15th, 1991: Iraq fails to meet the UN deadline for the withdrawal of its forces from Kuwait.
  • January 16th, 1991: Operation Desert Storm begins as US-led coalition forces begin to bomb Iraqi ground positions.
  • January 19th, 1991: The BTK killer murders his final victim, Dolores Earline Johnson Davis.
  • January 20th, 1991: The song "Wind of Change" is released by Scorpions.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 21st, 1990, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1990 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 21st, 1990 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on December 21st, 1990.

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Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in December, 1990.

TV shows from December, 1990.

The Flash
The Flash
CBS TV show starring John Wesley Shipp as Flash.

Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks
Crime drama.

One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.

Family Matters
Family Matters
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.

Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.

Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.

Roseanne
Roseanne
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.

In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
Drama series starring Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as detective Virgil Tibbs.

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
A TV show that was set in the late sixties.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.

Full House
Full House
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
TV series starring Johnny Depp.

Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.

Matlock
Matlock
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

MacGyver
MacGyver
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.

The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Night Court
Night Court
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

Cars in 1990.

1990 saw the introduction of cars such as the Honda Inspire, the Nissan Primera, the Toyota Previa, the Ford Explorer, the Renault Clio and the Audi S2.

Cars in 1990.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on December 21st, 1990.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1990.

Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

TaleSpin
TaleSpin

Rosie and Jim
Rosie and Jim

Blossom
Blossom

Art Attack
Art Attack

In Living Color
In Living Color

Round the Twist
Round the Twist

Nellie the Elephant
Nellie the Elephant

Mr. Bean
Mr. Bean

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Doogie Howser, M.D.
Doogie Howser, M.D.

Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Dink, the Little Dinosaur

Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice

Saved by the Bell
Saved by the Bell

Hey Dude
Hey Dude

Babar
Babar

Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers

Noozles
Noozles

Roseanne
Roseanne

Garfield and Friends
Garfield and Friends

Count Duckula
Count Duckula

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam

Full House
Full House

Adventures of the Little Koala
Adventures of the Little Koala

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street

Married... with Children
Married... with Children

The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters

Pingu
Pingu

Growing Pains
Growing Pains

The Care Bears
The Care Bears

Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears

Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show

Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1990.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1990.

Yo-yo
Yo-yo

Lego Pirates
Lego Pirates

Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket

The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive

The Game Boy
The Game Boy

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures

The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack

Koosh Ball
Koosh Ball

Boglins (hand puppets)
Boglins (hand puppets)

Jenga
Jenga

Micro Machines
Micro Machines

Popples
Popples

The Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families

Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty

Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball

Transformers
Transformers

My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in December of 1990.

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse 1990
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
A platform game that was originally released on the Sega Mega Drive.

Railroad Tycoon 1990
Railroad Tycoon
Business simulation game designed by Sid Meier.

Wing Commander 1990
Wing Commander
A sci-fi space simulation game that was released for PC DOS.

Phantasy Star II 1990
Phantasy Star II
RPG game developed by SEGA.

World Cup Italia '90 1990
World Cup Italia '90
Soccer game for the Sega Mega Drive.

Super Mario World 1990
Super Mario World
Released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

Batman: The Video Game 1989
Batman: The Video Game
Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 1989
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Herzog Zwei 1989
Herzog Zwei
Real-time strategy video game for the SEGA.

Golden Axe 1989
Golden Axe
Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.

DuckTales 1989
DuckTales
Originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Super Mario Land 1989
Super Mario Land
Released for the Game Boy.

SimCity 1989
SimCity
A city-building simulation game developed by Maxis.

Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.

Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Light gun shooter game.

1990 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 1990.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1990.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out December 21st, 1996 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 21st.

Jane Fonda

Actress.
Born on December 21st, 1937
She turned 53 on this day in 1990.

Frank Zappa

Musician. Deceased
Born on December 21st, 1940
He turned 50 on this day in 1990.

Samuel L. Jackson

Actor.
Born on December 21st, 1948
He turned 42 on this day in 1990.

Ray Romano

Actor.
Born on December 21st, 1957
He turned 33 on this day in 1990.

Kiefer Sutherland

Actor.
Born on December 21st, 1966
He turned 24 on this day in 1990.

Emmanuel Macron

French president.
Born on December 21st, 1977
He turned 13 on this day in 1990.

The King of Random

Youtube personality. Deceased
Born on December 21st, 1980
He turned 10 on this day in 1990.

Steven Yeun

Actor.
Born on December 21st, 1983
He turned 7 on this day in 1990.

Ben Chilwell

Soccer player.
Born on December 21st, 1996
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Weather details

Weather on December 21st, 1990.

Historical weather information for December 21st, 1990.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.6 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 45.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 7.56 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.94 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.3cm.
USA

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on December 21st, 1990.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 21st, 1990.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 21st, 1990 was most likely conceived around March 30th, 1990.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 21st, 1990 is close to September 13th, 1991.

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Stats for December 21st, 1990

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 21st, 1990.

  • A total of 11,517 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,645 weeks have passed.
  • 995,065,200 seconds have passed since the December 21st, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,160,909,400 times.
  • Since December 21st, 1990, the Earth has travelled approximately 513,453,643,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 165,844,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 85,575,607 steps. That's about 38,034 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,940,782 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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