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1990 Fun Facts and Trivia

Gregory DeVictor is a trivia enthusiast who loves to write articles on American nostalgia.

This article teaches you fun facts, trivia, and historical events from the year 1990.

This article teaches you fun facts, trivia, and historical events from the year 1990.

Interesting Facts From 1990

What are some fun facts, trivia, and history events from the year 1990?

  1. Responding to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, the United States and 39 other countries launched military operations in the Persian Gulf known as Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
  2. President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law.
  3. Greyhound Bus Lines filed for bankruptcy, an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, and the first Saturn car rolled off the assembly line in Tennessee.
  4. Justice William Brennan Jr. resigned from the U.S. Supreme Court, and paleontologist Sue Hendrickson discovered the remains of a T. Rex in South Dakota.
  5. David Dinkins was sworn in as the first African-American mayor of New York City.
  6. Michael Milken was sentenced to 10 years in prison for security law violations.
  7. Back in the year 1990, the Cold War ended, and East and West Germany reunited.
  8. Margaret Thatcher resigned as British prime minister.
  9. The Soviet Communist Party relinquished its 70-year-old monopoly of political power in Russia.
  10. Time Warner Cable was launched, Microsoft released Windows 3.0, and the Hubble telescope went into space.
  11. McDonald’s began to cook french fries in vegetable oil, and the Vidalia onion became Georgia's official state vegetable.
  12. Life expectancy in the U.S. was 75.4 years, 250,437 Americans were 95 and older, and Campbell’s produced its 20-billionth can of tomato soup.
  13. Seinfeld premiered on NBC, The Simpsons debuted on Fox, and General Hospital aired its 7000th episode.
  14. Home Alone was the most popular film, Jurassic Park was the best-selling book, and Cheers (NBC) was the top TV show.
  15. Driving Miss Daisy won four Oscars, including Best Picture; Murphy Brown (CBS) won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series; Bette Midler’s Wind Beneath My Wings won a Grammy for Song of the Year.
  16. Entertainment Weekly first hit the newsstands.
  17. The San Francisco 49ers were the Super Bowl champs, the Cincinnati Reds won the World Series, and the Edmonton Oilers clinched the Stanley Cup.
  18. In the year 1990, unemployment averaged 5.6%, inflation was 5.39%, and the retail price for a gallon of gas averaged $1.34.
  19. Potatoes were 89 cents for a five-pound bag, Coca-Cola cost $1.99 for an eight-pack, and eggs were 89 cents a dozen.
  20. A General Electric washing machine cost $199.00, and Cheer liquid laundry detergent was $3.49 for a half-gallon container.

Here are the five most popular TV shows from 1990-91:

  1. Cheers (NBC)
  2. 60 Minutes (CBS)
  3. Roseanne (ABC)
  4. A Different World (NBC)
  5. The Cosby Show (NBC)

Here are ten food and beverage trends for the year:

  1. Bagel Bites
  2. Beefaroni
  3. Bologna
  4. Chicken Caesar salad
  5. Dunkaroos
  6. Gorton’s Fish Sticks
  7. SlimFast
  8. SpaghettiOs
  9. Totino's Stuffed Nachos
  10. Totino’s Pizza Rolls

Whether you’re a millennial, a 50-something, or a baby boomer, this article teaches you fun facts, trivia, and history from the year 1990. Find out about popular TV shows, movies, music, famous authors and novels, cool sports facts, and other interesting pop culture trends to get the right mix of questions and answers for your 1990s-themed trivia quiz.

Table of Contents

For easier reading, I have divided this article into the following categories:

  1. Retail Prices in the Year 1990
  2. History Facts From the USA
  3. International News
  4. Sports Trivia
  5. Miscellaneous Fun Facts, Trivia, and Pop Culture Trends
  6. Best-Selling Books
  7. Most Popular Movies
  8. Entries Into the National Film Registry
  9. Most Popular Television Shows From 1990-91
  10. Cool Pop Music Artists
  11. Top Music Hits for the Year
  12. Food and Beverage Trivia
  13. Famous People Who Died in 1990
  14. America’s Largest Corporations
  15. Companies and Brands Established
In 1990, the Ford Motor Company was one of America’s largest corporations.

In 1990, the Ford Motor Company was one of America’s largest corporations.

1. Retail Prices in the Year 1990

These facts from the American retail industry have been made available courtesy of the Morris County Library in Whippany, NJ.

Automobiles (new)

  1. Chrysler New Yorker: $16,586.00
  2. Jeep Cherokee Laredo: $17,792.00
  3. Plymouth Voyager SE Minivan: $14,995.00

Automobiles (used)

  1. 1988 Dodge Caravan: $9,500.00
  2. 1987 Honda Accord LX: $8,500.00
  3. 1986 Ford Escort Station Wagon: $3,695.00

Clothing

  1. Men’s boots (Timberland): $69.95-$139.95 each
  2. Men’s leather jacket: $199.99-$399.99 each
  3. Men’s slacks (Dockers): $25.00 per pair
  4. Men’s sport coat (tweed): $179.00 each
  5. Men’s suit (Evan Picone, wool): $279.99 each
  6. Men’s sweater: $29.90-$39.90 each
  7. Sweatshirt (Champion): $32.00 each
  8. Women’s blouse (rayon): $28.50-$82.00 each
  9. Women’s dress coat (Jones New York): $499.99 each
  10. Women’s jogging suit: $13.98-$42.00 each
  11. Women’s skirt (flannel wool): $108.00 each
  12. Women’s sweater (hooded): $22.50-$42.00 each

Food and beverages

  1. Apples (Red Delicious): 79 cents per pound
  2. Bacon (Smithfield): $1.99 per pound
  3. Bananas: 39 cents per pound
  4. Beef (sirloin steak): $3.99 per pound
  5. Bread (Italian): 89 cents per loaf
  6. Butter (Land O’Lakes): 99 cents per eight-ounce cup
  7. Cake (Pepperidge Farm Layer, assorted varieties): $1.34 per 17-ounce box
  8. Cottage cheese (Breakstone): $1.29 per 16-ounce container
  9. Chicken (Perdue, oven stuffer): 79 cents per pound
  10. Coffee (Maxwell House): $1.99 per 13-ounce can
  11. Cookies (Nabisco Oreo Double Stuf): $2.49 per 20-ounce box
  12. Corn (Green Giant): 99 cents for two 15-ounce cans
  13. Crackers (Sunshine Krispy Original Saltines): 99 cents per one-pound box
  14. Eggs (large): 89 cents per dozen
  15. Fish (Gorton’s Crunchy Fish Sticks): $1.59 per 8-ounce box
  16. Ham (Virginia style): $3.99 per pound
  17. Ice cream (Ann Page): $1.59 per half gallon
  18. Juice (Tropicana Frozen Orange Juice): $1.19 per 12-ounce can
  19. Leg of lamb: $1.99 per pound
  20. Macaroni (Mueller’s Elbow): $1.00 for three eight-ounce boxes
  21. Pancake mix (Aunt Jemima): 89 cents per 5.3-ounce box
  22. Potato chips (Wise): 99 cents per 10-ounce bag
  23. Potatoes (Eastern): 89 cents per five-pound bag
  24. Soda (Coca-Cola): $1.99 per eight-pack
  25. Spaghetti sauce (Francesco Rinaldi): $1.49 per 30-ounce jar
  26. Tuna (Bumble Bee): 99 cents per 6.5-ounce can
  27. Water (Evian): $1.49 per 1.5-liter bottle
  28. Yoplait: $1.00 for two six-ounce containers

Furniture

  1. Carpet (DuPont Stainmaster): $13.99-$45.00 per square yard
  2. Chair (recliner): $299.00-$599.00 each
  3. Dinette (maple, five pieces): $299.00 per set
  4. Futon (full-size): $169.00-$558.00 each
  5. Lamps: $49.99-$250.00 each
  6. Mattress (twin): $139.00 each
  7. Rug (Chinese, 9′ x 12′): $2,699.00 each
  8. Sofa (Thomasville, camelback): $999.00 each

Household goods

  1. Alarm clock (Westclox): $6.99 each
  2. Can opener (Black & Decker Spacesaver): $19.99 each
  3. Chrysanthemums: $5.99 per five-inch pot
  4. Leaf bags (bushel size): $6.99 per 40-count box
  5. Leaf blower (backpack style): $359.95 each
  6. Percolator (Farberware, eight-cup): $44.88 each
  7. Rake (metal): $4.99 each
  8. Range (Westinghouse, electric): $217.00 each
  9. Refrigerator (Westinghouse, 17 cubic feet): $377.00 each
  10. Shredder/chipper (5 hp): $399.95-$499.95 each
  11. Trash can (Roughneck, 32 gallons): $9.99 each
  12. Vacuum cleaner (Royal, handheld): $36.99 each
  13. Washing machine (General Electric): $199.00 each

Personal care and health

  1. Deodorant (Right Guard Sport Stick): $1.69 per 2.5-ounce stick
  2. Laundry detergent (Cheer liquid): $3.49 per half-gallon
  3. Shampoo (VO5): 99 cents per 15-ounce bottle
  4. Soap (Ivory): 79 cents per four-pack
  5. Throat lozenges (Luden’s): 99 cents for three boxes
  6. Toilet paper (Charmin): $3.49 for 12 rolls
  7. Toothpaste (Colgate): $1.59 per 4.6-ounce tube
  8. Weight loss drink (Ultra SlimFast Powder): $5.99 per 15-ounce container

Recreation and amusements

  1. CB Radio (mobile): $79.95–$139.95 each
  2. CD player (portable): $159.95–$199.95 each
  3. Computer (Tandy 1000RL): $799.00 each
  4. Fitness club (American Woman Fitness Center): $49.00 for three months
  5. Game Boy: $89.97 each
  6. Horseback riding lessons (Seaton Hackney Stables): $99.25 for five lessons
  7. Movies (matinee): $3.50 per ticket
  8. Skis (Rossignol): $259.00-$375.00 per pair
  9. Stereo (portable, AM/FM dual cassette): $97.00 each
  10. Stereo system (Technics, 220 watt): $797.00 each
  11. Television (Zenith, 25″): $203.00 each
  12. Video (Disney’s Little Mermaid, pre-recorded): $18.99 each
  13. Videotape (Fuji, blank): $2.49 each
In 1990, Campbell's produced its 20 billionth can of tomato soup.

In 1990, Campbell's produced its 20 billionth can of tomato soup.

2. History Facts From the USA

  1. George H. W. Bush was President of the United States and J. Danforth Quayle was Vice President.
  2. According to the 1990 Census, the population of the United States was 248,709,873.
  3. The violent crime rate in America was 58.2 per 100,000 residents. On the other hand, about 51 of every 100,000 Americans were victims of property crime.
  4. Unemployment averaged 5.6% and the rate of inflation was 5.39%.
  5. On the last day of trading for the year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 2,633.
  6. The prime rate at year-end was 10.00%.
  7. The retail price for a gallon of gas averaged $1.34.
  8. The cost of a first-class stamp was 25 cents.
  9. The average household income was $28,960.00, and the average cost of a new house was $123,000.00.
  10. The average monthly rent was $465.00.
  11. The U.S. GDP was $5,743.80 billion.
  12. Federal spending was $1,252.52 billion.
  13. The federal debt was $3,206.6 billion.
  14. The average life expectancy at birth was 75.4 years.
  15. In 1990, 31,241,831 Americans were 65 and older, and 250,437 of them were 95 and older.
  16. The average population per household was 2.63, and the average family was composed of 3.17 people. (Back in 1950, the average population per family was 3.54.)
  17. Farmers made up 2.6% of the American labor force. There were over 2,000,000 farms, averaging about 461 acres apiece.
  18. In January, David Dinkins was sworn in as the first African-American mayor of New York City.
  19. In March, Greyhound Lines Inc. went on strike.
  20. In March, three passengers were killed and 162 were injured when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia.
  21. In April, the Hubble telescope went into space. NASA.gov called Hubble’s launch and deployment “the most significant advance in astronomy since Galileo's telescope.”
  22. In June, Greyhound Lines, Inc. filed for bankruptcy.
  23. In July, President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. According to VOANews.com, “The ADA bars discrimination against Americans with disabilities in jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and privately-owned places that are open to the general public.”
  24. In July, the first Saturn automobile rolled off the assembly line in Spring Hill, Tennessee.
  25. In July, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. resigned from the U.S. Supreme Court after 36 years.
  26. In August, paleontologist Sue Hendrickson discovered the remains of a T. Rex in South Dakota.
  27. In September, Atlanta was chosen to host the 1996 Summer Olympics.
  28. In September, the Florida lottery surpassed $100,000,000.
  29. In November, the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act were both passed by Congress. Both farm bills “increased farmers’ flexibility in planting under government programs.”
  30. In November, President Bush signed the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. The bill mandated “a variety of pollution-reducing changes in the automobile and fuel industries.”
  31. In November, 100,000 additional U.S. troops were sent to the Persian Gulf.
  32. In November, Michael Milken was sentenced to 10 years in prison for security law violations.

3. International News

  1. In January, Communists ended a 45-year monopoly of power in Yugoslavia.
  2. In February, the Soviet Communist Party relinquished its 70-year-old monopoly of political power in Russia.
  3. In February, Nelson Mandela was freed after spending 27½ years in a South African prison.
  4. In May, South Africa and the African National Congress began talks to end apartheid.
  5. In June, the demolition of the Berlin Wall began. According to ThePeopleHistory.com, “The wall had been built in 1961 by the Communist-run East Germany to prevent defectors from traveling over the border to Capitalist-run West Germany. Control of the Berlin Wall ended in November of 1989 when it was announced that East German citizens would be allowed to cross the border with complete freedom.”
  6. In June, a U.S.-Soviet summit reached an accord on chemical weapons.
  7. In July, the Western Alliance ended the Cold War. Since 1945, the Cold War had been a “state of political hostility . . . between the Soviet bloc countries and the US-led Western powers.”
  8. In July, Ukraine declared itself as an independent state.
  9. In August, East and West Germany reunited.
  10. On August 2, Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait and ignited the Persian Gulf War.
  11. On August 7, Operation Desert Shield began as the U.S. and 39 other countries sent troops to Kuwait.
  12. In September, the Soviet Union and Saudi Arabia restored diplomatic relations.
  13. On October 11, oil hit a record high of $40.42 a barrel.
  14. In the UK, Margaret Thatcher’s conservative government introduced a “poll tax” that resulted in riots in British towns and cities. BBC.com tells us that the poll tax was Thatcher’s “biggest political misjudgment” that brought her career as Prime Minister to an “ignominious end.”
  15. In November 1990, Margaret Thatcher resigned as British Prime Minister.
  16. In November, Mary Robinson was elected the first female president of Ireland.
  17. Industrialized countries agreed to a global ban on dumping industrial waste into the ocean.

4. Sports Trivia

This information has been made available courtesy of Pop-Culture.us.

  1. World Series Champions: Cincinnati Reds
  2. Super Bowl XIV Champions: San Francisco 49ers
  3. NBA Champions: Detroit Pistons
  4. Stanley Cup Champs: Edmonton Oilers
  5. U.S. Open Golf: Hale Irwin
  6. U.S. Tennis (Men/Women): Pete Sampras/Gabriela Sabatini
  7. Wimbledon (Men/Women): Stefan Edberg/Martina Navratilova
  8. NCAA Football Champions: Colorado & Georgia Tech
  9. NCAA Basketball Champions: UNLV
  10. Kentucky Derby: Unbridled
  11. FIFA World Cup (soccer): West Germany
In 1990, potatoes were 89 cents for a five-pound bag, Coca-Cola cost $1.99 for an eight-pack, and eggs were 89 cents a dozen.

In 1990, potatoes were 89 cents for a five-pound bag, Coca-Cola cost $1.99 for an eight-pack, and eggs were 89 cents a dozen.

5. Miscellaneous Fun Facts, Trivia, and Pop Culture Trends

  1. In 1990, Time Magazine’s "Man of the Year" was George H. W. Bush.
  2. Microsoft released Windows 3.0, and the updated version sold more than three million copies in one year.
  3. Computer companies Media Vision, Panda Software, Rambus, TRENDnet, and Trilobyte Games were all founded.
  4. Cook's Magazine folded and Eating Well Magazine began publication.
  5. Disney Adventures Magazine (1990–2007) and Martha Stewart Living were also launched.
  6. In 1990, Entertainment Weekly first hit the newsstands.
  7. Campbell's Soup introduced cream of broccoli soup into the marketplace. It soon became their most successful new soup in over 50 years.
  8. In 1990, Campbell's also produced its 20 billionth can of tomato soup.
  9. In an attempt to lower the amount of saturated fat in their food, McDonald’s began to cook french fries in vegetable oil instead of in 93% beef fat.
  10. American chemist and inventor Nathaniel Wyeth passed away. According to FoodReference.com, Wyeth “received a patent for PET (polyethylene terephthalate) beverage bottles. These were the first plastic bottles strong enough to hold carbonated beverages.”
  11. Tom Carvel also died. He was the inventor of the soft-serve ice cream machine.
  12. Killer African honey bees entered the U.S. for the first time via Hidalgo, Texas. Hidalgo was later named the “Killer Bee Capital of the World.”
  13. The “X rating” was replaced by NC-17 (no children under 17).
  14. The Simpsons premiered on Fox and soon became America’s favorite animated comedy.
  15. Seinfeld premiered on NBC.
  16. Mikhail S. Gorbachev received the Nobel Peace Prize.
  17. Octavio Pa of Mexico received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
  18. Driving Miss Daisy won four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actress (Jessica Tandy), Best Makeup, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
  19. Debbye Turner (MO) was crowned Miss America.
  20. The cost of a Super Bowl ad was $700,000.
  21. Favorite Christmas gifts included Batman action figures, the Bob Mackie Barbie, Madeline Ragdoll, Tribond Board Game, Nintendo Game Boy, and the Super Mario World video game.
  22. Popular baby names were Michael, Christopher, Matthew, Joshua, Jessica, Jennifer, Amanda, and Ashley.
  23. Fashion trends in 1990 included solid colors, army surplus clothing, navy blue blazers, khaki chinos, Oxford shirts, plain white Keds, ballet flats, boat shoes, oversized sweatshirts, coach jackets, baseball jackets, flannel shirts, sweatpants, silk shirts, and turtlenecks under cardigans or sweaters.
  24. Here are some examples of 1990s lingo: bling-bling (wearing nice jewelry), blood (friend), chill out (calm down or take it easy), FYI (for your information), freak out (go crazy), get over it (exactly what it says), old school (old fashioned), whacked (someone who is out of their mind), and yada yada yada (to make a long story short).
  25. On July 26, General Hospital aired its 7000th episode.
  26. On December 20, the world's first website and server went online at CERN.
  27. On December 31, the Sci-Fi channel premiered on cable television.
In 1990, Home Alone was the most popular movie.

In 1990, Home Alone was the most popular movie.

6. Best-Selling Books

This book trivia has been made available courtesy of PublishersWeekly.com.

Fiction:

  1. The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel
  2. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King
  3. The Burden of Proof by Scott Turow
  4. Memories of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon
  5. Message from Nam by Danielle Steel
  6. The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum
  7. The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition by Stephen King
  8. Lady Boss by Jackie Collins
  9. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice
  10. September by Rosamunde Pilcher

Nonfiction:

  1. A Life on the Road by Charles Kuralt
  2. The Civil War by Geoffrey C. Ward with Ric Burns and Ken Burns
  3. The Frugal Gourmet on Our Immigrant Heritage: Recipes You Should Have Gotten from Your Grandmother by Jeff Smith
  4. Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book by the Better Homes and Gardens Editors
  5. Financial Self-Defense: How to Win the Fight for Financial Freedom by Charles Givens
  6. Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child by John Bradshaw
  7. Wealth Without Risk: How to Develop a Personal Fortune Without Going Out on a Limb by Charles Givens
  8. Bo Knows Bo by Bo Jackson and Dick Schaap
  9. An American Life: An Autobiography by Ronald Reagan
  10. Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990s by John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene

7. Most Popular Movies

This film news has been made available courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo.com. Generally suitable for all age groups, movie trivia questions and answers are a welcome addition to any party game.

  1. Home Alone
  2. Ghost
  3. Dances With Wolves
  4. Pretty Woman
  5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  6. The Hunt For Red October
  7. Total Recall
  8. Die Hard 2: Die Harder
  9. Dick Tracy
  10. Kindergarten Cop

8. Entries Into the National Film Registry

This film trivia has been made available courtesy of the Library of Congress.

  1. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
  2. All About Eve (1950)
  3. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  4. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  5. Dodsworth (1936)
  6. Duck Soup (1933)
  7. Fantasia (1940)
  8. Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976)
  9. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
  10. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  11. Killer of Sheep (1977)
  12. Love Me Tonight (1932)
  13. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
  14. Ninotchka (1939)
  15. Primary (1960)
  16. Raging Bull (1980)
  17. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  18. Red River (1948)
  19. Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
  20. The Freshman (1925)
  21. The Godfather (1972)
  22. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
  23. The River (1938)
  24. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  25. Top Hat (1935)

9. Most Popular Television Shows From 1990-91

This TV trivia has been made available courtesy of Frank Bibler.

  1. Cheers (NBC)
  2. 60 Minutes (CBS)
  3. Roseanne (ABC)
  4. A Different World (NBC)
  5. The Cosby Show (NBC)
  6. Murphy Brown (CBS)
  7. Empty Nest (NBC)
  8. America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
  9. Monday Night Football (ABC)
  10. The Golden Girls (NBC)
In 1990, chicken Caesar salad was a crowd-pleaser.

In 1990, chicken Caesar salad was a crowd-pleaser.

10. Cool Pop Music Artists

These fun facts and trivia from 1990 have been made available courtesy of Pop-Culture.us.

Aerosmith, Babyface, Bobby Brown, Depeche Mode, En Vogue, Heart, Janet Jackson, Johnny Gill, Keith Sweat, Lenny Kravitz, Lisa Stansfield, Luther Vandross, Madonna, Mariah Carey, M.C. Hammer, Michael Bolton, Michael Jackson, Motley Crue, Pebbles, Phil Collins, Prince, Quincy Jones, Regina Belle, Roxette, Seduction, Stevie B, Taylor Dayne, Troop, and Whitney Houston.

11. Top Music Hits for the Year

These history facts from the American music industry have been made available courtesy of Pop-Culture.us.

  1. December 23, 1989, to January 19, 1990: Phil Collins, Another Day in Paradise
  2. January 20 to February 9: Michael Bolton, How Am I Supposed to Live Without You
  3. February 10 to March 2: Paula Abdul & The Wild Pair, Opposites Attract
  4. March 3 to March 23: Janet Jackson, Escapade
  5. March 24 to April 6: Alannah Myles, Black Velvet
  6. April 7 to April 13: Taylor Dayne, Love Will Lead You Back
  7. April 14 to April 20: Tommy Page, I'll Be Your Everything
  8. April 21 to May 18: Sinéad O'Connor, Nothing Compares 2 U
  9. May 19 to June 8: Madonna, Vogue
  10. June 9 to June 15: Wilson Phillips, Hold On
  11. June 16 to June 29: Roxette, It Must Have Been Love
  12. June 30 to July 20: New Kids on the Block, Step By Step
  13. July 21 to August 3: Glenn Medeiros featuring Bobby Brown, She Ain't Worth It
  14. August 4 to August 31: Mariah Carey, Vision Of Love
  15. September 1 to September 7: Sweet Sensation, If Wishes Came True
  16. September 8 to September 14: Jon Bon Jovi, Blaze Of Glory
  17. September 15 to September 28: Wilson Phillips, Release Me
  18. September 29 to October 5: Nelson Girón, (Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection
  19. October 6 to October 12: Maxi Priest, Close To You
  20. October 13 to October 19: George Michael, Praying For Time
  21. October 20 to October 26: James Ingram, I Don't Have the Heart
  22. October 27 to November 2: Janet Jackson, Black Cat
  23. November 3 to November 9: Vanilla Ice, Ice Ice Baby
  24. November 10 to November 30: Mariah Carey, Love Takes Time
  25. December 1 to December 7: Whitney Houston, I'm Your Baby Tonight
  26. December 8, 1990 to January 4, 1991: Stevie B, Because I Love You (The Postman Song)
In 1990, parachute pants were all the rage.

In 1990, parachute pants were all the rage.

12. Food and Beverage Trivia

Here are some foods and beverages that were popular in 1990:

  1. Bagel Bites
  2. Beefaroni
  3. Boca burgers
  4. Bologna
  5. Chicken Caesar salad
  6. Chinese chicken salad with mandarin oranges
  7. Frozen corn dogs
  8. Gorton’s Fish Sticks
  9. Grasshopper shakes
  10. Gushers and Dunkaroos
  11. Heinz EZ Squirt Ketchup
  12. Hot Pockets
  13. Lunchables
  14. Molten chocolate cake
  15. Pillsbury Toaster Strudel
  16. Pizza bagels
  17. SlimFast
  18. SpaghettiOs
  19. Totino's Stuffed Nachos
  20. Totino’s Pizza Rolls

13. Famous People Who Died in 1990

This celebrity news has been made available courtesy of OnThisDay.com.

  1. Aaron Copland: composer (Billy the Kid)
  2. Alan John Percival: English historian
  3. Alice Marble: tennis star
  4. An Wang: computer manufacturer (Wang)
  5. Ava Gardner: actress
  6. Barbara Stanwyck: actress
  7. Bill Vukovich: Indianapolis 500 driver
  8. Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski: Football Hall of Famer
  9. Eve Arden: actress (Our Miss Brooks)
  10. Greta Garbo: Swedish actress
  11. Halston: American fashion designer
  12. Jim Henson: puppeteer (Sesame Street)
  13. Leonard Bernstein: Conductor and composer (West Side Story)
  14. Malcolm Forbes: publisher of Forbes Magazine
  15. Mary Martin: actress (Peter Pan)
  16. Nathaniel Wyeth: chemist and inventor
  17. Norman Cousins: editor (Saturday Review)
  18. Pearl Bailey: actress and singer (Hello Dolly)
  19. Rex Harrison: English actor (My Fair Lady)
  20. Roald Dahl: British author
  21. Robert Hofstadter: atomic physicist
  22. Robert Noyce: founder of Intel
  23. Sarah Vaughan: American jazz singer
  24. Tunku Abdul Rahman: Malaysia's founding father
  25. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit: Indian diplomat and politician
In 1990, The Golden Girls (NBC) was a popular television show.

In 1990, The Golden Girls (NBC) was a popular television show.

14. America’s Largest Corporations

  1. General Motors
  2. Ford Motor
  3. ExxonMobil
  4. IBM
  5. General Electric
  6. Mobil
  7. Altria Group
  8. Chrysler
  9. DuPont
  10. Texaco

15. Companies and Brands Established

These history facts have been made available courtesy of Ranker.com.

  1. Bahama Buck’s (restaurant)
  2. Bath & Body Works (retail chain)
  3. Dakota Growers (agricultural processing company)
  4. DEK Computer Center (computer hardware)
  5. Hoover’s (business research company)
  6. Lanix (computer software)
  7. League Collegiate Wear (collegiate-apparel company)
  8. Library Video Company (educational video distributor)
  9. Lucky Brand Jeans
  10. Origins (cosmetic brand)
  11. OXO (manufacturer of kitchen utensils)
  12. Panda Security (software)
  13. Pantech (telecommunications)
  14. Rambus (semiconductor industry)
  15. Spyglass, Inc. (software)
  16. T-Mobile (mobile network)
  17. Time Warner (mass media)
  18. Tundra Publishing (comic book publisher)
  19. Valiant Comics
  20. Zaxby’s (restaurant chain)
Time Warner Cable was founded in 1990.

Time Warner Cable was founded in 1990.

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