Was it the football World Cup which had us all on the edge of our seats? Was it the hit TV shows such as Cheers, Quantum Leap and The Golden Girls?
Or was it something closer to home, such as these 11 South Tyneside scenes which we found in the Shields Gazette archives.
There was the Hedwortfield Primary School pupils who came up with an anti-smoking rap and the coffee-loving students at Mortimer Comprehensive.
You might remember the Woolworths staff who raffled a Teddy Bear for Valentine’s Day or the four-year-old trying his hand at being a Roman solider at Arbeia.
We have all this and more from 1990. Take a look.
1. Rappers with an important message
Pupils from Hedworthfield Junior School who promoted a message against cigarettes. Pictured, left to right: are rappers Stefanie Grimes and Jemma Graham with Suzanne Ferriday and her poster.
A Valentine's Day draw for a Teddy Bear at Woolworth's in South Shields. Pictured left to right are: Alice Rackham, Marjorie Anderson, Margaret Simon, Vivienne Watkins.
3. Having fun at Arbeia
A Roman soldier for a few minutes. Philip Collinson, 4 tries on one of the helmets.
4. Going Continental at Mortimer Comprehensive
Cafe au lait for Nicola Christie as she enjoys a continental breakfast in the Mortimer Comprehensive School restaurant, with Graham Hall and Ian Maskell. Remember this from September 1990?
Photo: Shields Gazette