1990s facts for kids
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|Centuries:||19th century – 20th century – 21st century|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s – 1990s – 2000s 2010s 2020s|
|Years:||1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999|
|Categories:||Births – Deaths – Architecture
Establishments – Disestablishments
The 1990s was the decade that started on January 1, 1990, and ended on December 31, 1999.
- 1990 — Gulf War
- 1991 — The end of the Cold War.
- 1991 — Breakup of Yugoslavia.
- 1991 — Dissolution of the Soviet Union.
- 1992 — Established European union.
- 1993 — Dissolution of Czechoslovakia.
- 1994 — End of Apartheid in South Africa
- Pope John Paul II, Pope in the 1990s (the last full decade he would serve as Pope until his death in 2005)
- Andre Agassi, American tennis player
- Pete Sampras, American tennis player
- Michael Schumacher, German formula 1 driver
- Backstreet Boys, American boy band
- Slobodan Milošević, President of Serbia from 1989 to 2000
- Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990
- John Major, British Prime Minister from 1990 to 1997
- Tony Blair, British Prime Minister from 1997 to 2007
- George H. W. Bush, President of the United States until 1993
- François Mitterrand, President of France from 1981 to 1995
- Jacques Chirac, President of France from 1995 to 2007
- Jiang Zemin, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from 1989 to 2002
- Bill Clinton President of the United States 1993–2001
- Alberto Fujimori President of Peru 1990–2000
- Fidel Castro, leader of Cuba from 1959 to 2008
- Elizabeth II, British queen since 1952
- Madonna, singer-songwriter
- The Prodigy, electronic dance group
- Britney Spears, American singer
- Spice Girls, music group
- Mariah Carey, singer
- Celine Dion, singer
- Whitney Houston, singer
- Mel Gibson, actor
- Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the USSR 1985–1991
- Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia from 1991 to 1999
- Tom Hanks, American actor
- Nicole Kidman, actress
- Sandra Bullock, American actress
- Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq 1979–2003
- Helmut Kohl, German chancellor until 1998
- Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa 1994–1999
- Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa 1999–2008
- Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli Prime Minister
- Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt from 1981 to 2011
- Muammar al-Gaddafi, Libyan dictator from 1969 to 2011
- Nirvana, rock band
- Steven Seagal, American actor
- Julia Roberts, American actor/actress
- Gerhard Schröder, German Chancellor from 1998 to 2005
- Lech Wałęsa, President of Poland from 1990 to 1995
- Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader
- Kim Il-Sung, dictator of North Korea from 1948 to 1994
- Kim Jong-il, dictator of North Korea from 1994 to 2011
- Tupac Shakur, American rapper
- Diana, Princess of Wales
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The Gulf War.
The Dow Jones Index of the 1990s.
The highest-grossing film of the decade was Titanic (1997)
Spice Girls became one of the biggest global pop acts of the decade.
Mariah Carey at Edwards Air Force Base during the making of "I Still Believe" video in 1998.
Grunge-style flannel shirt and curtained hair
The Petronas Twin Towers were the world's tallest buildings when completed in 1999.
A typical early 1990s Personal Computer
Pogs was an especially popular game among children around the world during the decade
In the 90s Dr. Martens shoes became a popular fashionable item heavily influenced by the grunge scene and the prominent grunge musicians who wore them
Nintendo's Game Boy was a popular handheld game console during the 1990s.
The PlayStation was released in the mid-1990s and became the best-selling gaming console of its time.
1990s Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.