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Top 10 songs of 1990

No. Title Artist(s)
1 "Hold On" Wilson Phillips
2 "It Must Have Been Love" Roxette
3 "Nothing Compares 2 U" Sinead O'Connor
4 "Poison" Bell Biv DeVoe
5 "Vogue" Madonna
6 "Vision of Love" Mariah Carey
7 "Another Day in Paradise" Phil Collins
8 "Hold On" En Vogue
9 "Cradle of Love" Billy Idol
10 "Blaze of Glory" Jon Bon Jovi

 

Highest Grossing Films in 1990

Rank Title Studio Worldwide gross
1 Ghost Paramount $505,702,588
2 Home Alone 20th Century Fox $476,684,675
3 Pretty Woman Disney $463,406,268
4 Dances with Wolves Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $424,208,848
5 Total Recall Sony $261,317,921
6 Back to the Future Part III Universal $244,527,583
7 Die Hard 2 20th Century Fox $240,031,094
8 Presumed Innocent
Warner Bros.
$221,303,188
9 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $201,965,915
10 Kindergarten Cop Universal $201,957,688


News and statistics from 1990

 

World Population

4.378 billion

 

World Events

  • Nobel Peace Prize: Mikhail S. Gorbachev (USSR)
  • General Manuel Noriega surrenders in Panama(Jan. 3).
  • Yugoslav Communists end the 45-year monopoly of power (Jan. 22).
  • Communist Party relinquishes sole power in Soviet government (Feb. 7). 
  • South Africa frees Nelson Mandela, imprisoned 27½ years (Feb. 11).
  • US-Soviet summit reaches accord on armaments (June 1).
  • Western Alliance ends the Cold War and proposes joint action with the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (July 6).
  • Iraqi troops invade Kuwait, setting off the Persian Gulf War (Aug. 2 et seq.).
  • East and West Germany reunited (Aug. 31 et seq.).
  • Margaret Thatcher resigns as British Prime Minister (Nov. 22); John Major succeeds her (Nov. 28).
 

U.S. Statistics

  • President: George Bush
  • Vice President: J. Danforth Quayle
  • Population: 249,438,712
  • Life expectancy: 75.4 years
  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 58.2
  • Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 50.9
 

U.S. Events

  • US Supreme Court upsets law banning flag burning (June 11).
  • US Appeals Court overturns Oliver North's Iran-Contra conviction (July 20).
  • Republicans set back in midterm elections (Nov. 8).
  • The Hubble Space Telescope is launched (Apr. 25).
  • President Bush signs the Clean Air Act, mandating a variety of pollution-reducing changes in the automobile and fuel industries.
 

Economics

  • US GDP (1998 dollars): $5,743.80 billion
  • Federal spending: $1252.52 billion
  • Federal debt $3206.6 billion
  • Median Household Income(current dollars): $29,943 billion
  • Consumer Price Index: $130.7
  • Unemployment: 5.6%
  • Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.25
 

Sports

  • Super Bowl - San Francisco d. Denver
  • World Series - Cincinnati d. Oakland A's (4-0)
  • NBA Championship - Detroit d. Portland
  • Stanley Cup - Edmonton d. Boston
  • Wimbledon - Women: Martina Navratilova d. Z. Garrison (6-4 6-1); Men: Stefan Edberg d. B. Becker (6-2 6-2 3-6 3-6 6-4)
  • Kentucky Derby Champion - Unbridled
  • NCAA Basketball Championship - UNLV d. Duke
  • NCAA Football Champions - Colorado (AP, FW, NFF) (11-1-1) & Georgia Tech (UPI) (11-0-1)
  • World Cup - W. Germany d. Argentina
 

Entertainment

  • Academy Award, Best Picture: Driving Miss Daisy (Warner Bros.)
  • Record of the Year: "Wind Beneath My Wings," Bette Midler
  • Album of the Year: Nick of Time, Bonnie Raitt (Capitol)
  • Song of the Year: "Wind Beneath My Wings," Bette Midler
  • Miss America: Debbye Turner (MO)
  • The X rating is replaced by NC-17 (no children under 17).
  • Ninety-nine percent of U.S. households have at least one radio, with the average owning five.
  • The Simpsons debuts on Fox and becomes an instant hit.
  • Euro-dance band Milli Vanilli admits to lip-synching hits such as "Girl You Know It's True," and has its Grammy award revoked.
  • Seinfeld debuts on NBC.
  • Entertainment Weekly hits newsstands.
 

Deaths

  • B.F. Skinner
  • Jim Henson
  • Greta Garbo
  • Sammy Davis, Jr.