Facts from 1990



1. In 1990 the US Supreme Court upsetted the law banning flag burning, the US Appealed Court overturns Oliver North's Iran-Contra conviction, and the Republicans set back in midterm elections.

2.  The most watched TV shows we The Simpsons and Seinfeld.

3.  The top movies in the year of 1990 were Dances with Wolves, GoodFellas, Henry and June, and Reversal of Fortune.

4.  The top bands, singers and songs in 1990 were Because I Love You by Stevie B., Cradle of Love by Billy Idol, Step by Step by New Kids on the Block and I Wish It Would Rain Down by Phil Collins.

5.  The four top books were Iron John, Possession: A Romance, Friend of My Youth, and Rabbit at Rest.

6.  In 1990 the Super Bowl was won by San Francisco, the NBA Championship was won by Detroit, the World Series was won by Cincinnati. Edmonton won the Stanley Cup, and the World Cup was won by W. Germany.

7.  The president was George Bush and the Vice President was J. Danforth Quayle.

8.  Some new toys in 1990 were Polly Pockets, Tickle Me Elmo, and Pogs.

9.  The 1990 Academy Awards were presented March 25, 1991 at the Shrine Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles. Dances With Wolves starring Kevin Costner won for Best Picture. The Leading Actor award went to Jeremy Irons, Reversal of Fortune. Leading Actress went to Kathy Bates, Misery.

Cost of Living in 1990: 

The cost of a 4-year college in 1990 was roughly $8,238.

Cost of bread=72 cents

 Cost of a gallon of milk=$2.78

Cost of a dozen eggs=$1.00

Cost of a new car=$9,437.00

Cost of a gallon of regular gas=$1.16

Cost of a new home=$149,800.00

Cost of a stamp=25 cents

The average income=$29,943.00

The Dow-Jones market reached a high of 3,000 and a low of 2,365

Minimum wage was $3.80 in 1990.