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1990


Jan
1
Mr. Bean premieresThe TV series Mr. Bean airs its first episode (1990)Top 10 Rowan Atkinson Moments
Top 10 British TV Comedies
Top 10 Christmas TV Specials

8
Release: Nothing Compares 2 URelease of Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead OConnor (1990)Top 10 Cover Songs
Top 10 Sad Breakup Songs

13
Release: MC Hammer's hit single U Can't Touch This is releasedMC Hammer's hit single U Can't Touch This is released (1990)Top 10 Trends of the 1990s

19
Release: TremorsThe film Tremors is released (1990)Top 10 Movie Hillbillies

23
Death of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Allen CollinsDeath of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Allen Collins (1990).Top 10 Guitar Solos

Feb
11
Mike Tyson fights Buster DouglasMike Tyson fights Buster Douglas (1990)Top 10 Sports Upsets

11
Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster PrisonNelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner (1990)Biography of Nelson Mandela: End of Apartheid
Top 10 Inspiring Political Prisoners

12
North American release of Super Mario Bros. 3.North American release of Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES (1990)Top 10 Mario Games
Top 10 NES Games

16
Release: GloryThe film Glory is released (1990)Top 10 Denzel Washington Performances

16
Release: NightbreedThe film Nightbreed is released (1990)Top 10 Best Horror Movie Masks

19
The Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Yesterday's Enterprise first airsThe Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Yesterday's Enterprise first airs (1990)Top 10 Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes

Mar
2
Release: The Hunt for Red OctoberThe film The Hunt for Red October is released (1990)Top 10 Submarine Movies
Top 10 Best Sean Connery Performances
Top 10 Worst Movie Accents
Top 10 Comeback Performances

9
Release: Joe Versus the VolcanoThe film Joe Versus the Volcano is released (1990)Top 10 Movie Quitting Scenes

19
Violator album is releasedViolator album is released (1990)Top 10 Depeche Mode Songs

20
Release: Madonna song Vogue is releasedMadonna song Vogue is released (1990)Top 10 Music Videos of All Time

23
Release: Pretty WomanThe film Pretty Woman is released (1990)Top 10 Quirky Movie Pick-up Lines
Top 10 Career Defining Movies

27
Birthday of KimbraBirthday of Kimbra, a New Zealand singer-songwriter/guitarist.Kimbra Discusses Album 'Vows,' Fashion
Interview with Kimbra
Kimbra On Gotye Collab: 'Somebody That I Used to Know'

30
Peak of the Belgian UFO wavePeak of the Belgian UFO wave (1990)Top 10 UFO Sightings

30
Release: Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is released (1990)Top 10 Movie Fights on Rooftops

30
Theatrical release of the film 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'.Theatrical release of the film 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'. This adaptation brought to life the heroes in a half shell on the big screen.Top 10 Superhero Movie Duels

Apr
2
Release: Celine Dion's first English solo album, Unison, is releasedCeline Dion's first English solo album, 'Unison,' is releasedTop 10 Reality Talent Show Acts

6
Release: Ernest Goes to JailThe film Ernest Goes to Jail is released (1990)Top 10 Movie Hillbillies

8
Twin Peaks DebutsThe show Twin Peaks airs its first episode (1990)Top 10 TV Shows Cancelled Too Soon
Top 10 TV Shows to Binge On
Top 10 TV Drama Pilot Episodes

9
Birthday of Kristen StewartBirthday of Kristen Stewart (1990)Kristen Stewart Bio and Acting Origins
Life After Twilight: What Will Happen To Its Stars?

15
Birthday of Emma Watson Birthday of Emma Watson (1990)Life After Harry Potter: What Will Happen To Its Stars?
Harry Potter: The Franchise
Harry Potter: All About Quidditch

15
The TV series In Living Color airs its first episodeThe TV series In Living Color airs its first episode (1990)Top 10 Sketch Comedy Shows

24
Hubble Space Telescope is launched Hubble Space Telescope is launched (1990)Hubble Space Telescope: What It Has Shown Us
How The Hubble Space Telescope Works

May
1
Comic book debut of Hank Henshaw, the scientist that became Cyborg Superman.Comic book debut of Hank Henshaw, the scientist that became Cyborg Superman. While originally featured primarily as an enemy of Superman, recent years have repositioned him as one of the main enemies of the Green Lantern Corps. Supervillain Origins: Cyborg Superman

2
Death of David RappaportDeath of David Rappaport (1990)Top 10 Influential Little People

16
Death of Jim HensonDeath of Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets (1990)History of The Muppets
Top 10 Muppets from Sesame Street

21
The TV series Newhart airs its final episodeThe TV series Newhart airs its final episode (1990)Top 10 TV Show Finales

22
Microsoft releases the Windows 3.0 operating system Microsoft releases the Windows 3.0 operating system (1990)Video Profile On Microsoft

Jun
1
Release: Total RecallThe film Total Recall is released (1990)Top 10 Movies with Ambiguous Endings
Top 10 Action Movies of the 1990s
Top 10 Movie Traitors

12
Release: Mariah Carey's self-titled debut is releasedMariah Carey's self-titled debut is released (1990)Top 10 Mariah Carey Songs
Mariah Carey Biography: Life and Career of the Pop Diva

15
Release: Dick TracyThe film Dick Tracy is released (1990)Top 10 Movie Detectives

18
The Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Best of Both Worlds, Part I first airsThe Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Best of Both Worlds, Part I first airs (1990)Top 10 Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes

Jul
2
Release: Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby is releasedVanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby is released (1990).Top 10 Cheesiest One-Hit Wonders of the 1990s

4
Release: Die Hard 2: Die HarderThe film Die Hard 2: Die Harder is released (1990)Top 10 Movie Badasses

8
The TV series Mr. Belvedere airs its last episodeThe TV series Mr. Belvedere airs its last episode (1990)Top 10 Butlers from TV and Film

13
Release: GhostThe film Ghost is released (1990)Top 10 Sexy Movie Scenes

18
Release: ArachnophobiaArachnophobia (1990)Top 10 Movie Shower Scenes

27
Problem Child is releasedProblem Child is released (1990)Top 10 Movie Brats

28
Birthday of Soulja BoyBirthday of Soulja Boy (1990).Top 10 Hip-Hop Feuds and Rivalries

Aug
2
The Gulf War beginsThe Gulf War begins (1990)Top 10 Armies of All Time

10
Release: Air AmericaThe film Air America is released (1990)Top 10 Greatest Airplane Movies

15
Birthday of Jennifer LawrenceBirthday of Jennifer Lawrence (1990)Top 10 X-Men Mutants from Movies
Jennifer Lawrence Bio: Star of The Hunger Games
Top 13 Hot Actresses of 2013

20
Release: Empire is releasedEmpire is released (1990)Top 10 Queensryche Songs

24
Release: Darkman is releasedDarkman is released (1990)Top 10 Superhero Movies Not Based on Comic Books

24
Release: The WitchesThe film The Witches is released (1990)Top 10 Creepy Kids Movies

27
Death of Stevie Ray Vaughan Death of Stevie Ray Vaughan (1990)Top 10 Guitarists of All Time (REDUX)
Top 10 Solo Guitarists

Sep
3
Release: Judas Priest album, Painkiller, is releasedJudas Priest album, Painkiller, is released (1990)Top 10 Heavy Metal Anthems

10
Premiere of The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirThe TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air airs its first episode (1990)Top 10 Will Smith Trivia
Top 10 TV Families
Top 10 Butlers from TV and Film
Top 10 TV Replacement Characters
Top 10 TV Theme Songs (with Words)

13
The TV series Law and Order airs its first episodeThe TV series Law and Order airs its first episode (1990)Top 10 TV Dramas of All Time

15
The TV show Captain Planet and the Planeteers airs its first episodeThe TV show Captain Planet and the Planeteers airs its first episode (1990)Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Show Theme Songs

19
Release: GoodFellasThe film GoodFellas is released (1990)Another Top 10 Unexpected Movie Deaths
Top 10 Memorable Movie Insults
Top 10 Movie Narrations
Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Gangsters
Top 10 Movies of the 1990s
Top 10 Greatest Martin Scorsese Movies
Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Bad Guys
Top 10 Tense Movie Moments
Top 10 Improvised Movie Moments
Top 10 Robert De Niro Moments

21
Release: Miller's CrossingThe film Miller's Crossing is released (1990)Top 10 Coen Brothers Movies

22
Release: King of New YorkThe film King of New York is released (1990)Top 10 Movie Drug Dealers

24
Release: Rust in Peace is releasedRust in Peace is released (1990)Top 10 Megadeth Songs

24
Release: The Razors Edge is releasedThe Razors Edge is released (1990).Top 10 AC/DC Songs

24
The Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Best of Both Worlds, Part II first airsThe Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Best of Both Worlds, Part II first airs (1990)Top 10 Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes

Oct
3
Release: Release of Troll 2The film Troll 2 is released (1990)Top 10 Movies So Bad They're Good
Another Top 10 Hilarious Movie Deaths

4
Debut of the TV show Beverley Hills, 90210Beverley Hills, 90210 had its television debut on this day in 1990 on FOX.Top 10 Fictional Television Schools

4
The TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 airs its first episodeThe TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 airs its first episode (1990)Top 10 Good Guys Gone Bad in TV
Top 10 Trends of the 1990s

12
Release: Troll 2The film Troll 2 is released (1990)Top 10 Least Scary Horror Movies

19
Release: Night of the Living DeadThe remake of Night of the Living Dead is released (1990)Top 10 Best Horror Movie Remakes

22
Birthday of Jonathan LipnickiEveryone wanted a piece of these actors%u2026 until they grew up.Top 10 Forgotten Young Stars

27
The Chippendales Auditions sketch airs on Saturday Night LiveThe Chippendales Auditions sketch airs on Saturday Night Live (1990)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Sketches

Nov
6
Release: Justify My Love by Madonna is releasedJustify My Love by Madonna is released (1990).Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos

9
Release: Dances with WolvesThe film Dances with Wolves is released (1990)Top 10 Saddest Animal Deaths in Movies

16
Release: Home AloneThe film Home Alone is released (1990)Top 10 Comedy Movie Clichés
Top 10 Movie Brats
Top 10 Movie Traps
Top 10 Classic Christmas Movies

18
Release: It Initial release of the TV movie It, based upon the Stephen King novel of the same name.Top 10 Scariest Clowns in Movies and TV

18
ItThe TV miniseries It premieres (1990)Top 10 Stephen King Adaptations

19
Release: Predator 2Predator 2 is released (1990)Top 10 Movie Fights on Rooftops

21
Release: Dances with WolvesThe film Dances with Wolves is released (1990)Top 10 Worst Best Picture Oscar-Winning Movies

21
Release of the SNES launch game Super Mario World. Release of Super Mario World. The fourth entry in the main series, this 16 bit in Dinosaur Land blew gamers away.Top 10 Mario Games
Top 10 Side-Scrolling Platform Games

23
Death of Roald Dahl Death of Roald Dahl (1990)Roald Dahl: From Books To Film

28
The TV show DuckTales airs its last episodeThe TV show DuckTales airs its last episode (1990)Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Show Theme Songs

30
Release: MiseryThe film Misery is released (1990)Top 10 Murderous Women in Film
Top 10 Stephen King Adaptations

Dec
7
Release: Edward ScissorhandsThe film Edward Scissorhands is released (1990)Top 10 Tim Burton Movies
Top 10 Unlikely Movie Sequels

20
Release: The FieldThe film The Field is released (1990)Top 10 Sean Bean Deaths

21
Release: The Bonfire of the VanitiesThe film The Bonfire of the Vanities is released (1990)Another Top 10 Continuous Movie Shots
Top 10 Worst Book-to-Film Adaptations

22
Release: AwakeningsThe film Awakenings is released (1990)Top 10 Robert De Niro Moments
Top 10 Robin Williams Performances

25
Release: The Godfather Part IIIThe film The Godfather Part III is released (1990)Top 10 Anticipated But Disappointing Movies
Top 10 Worst Movie Casting Choices