IT was the year of the Italian World Cup featuring Paul Gascoigne, Roger Milla and Roberto Baggio, the year Germany was reunified following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the year the Hubble Space Telescope was launched.

Nelson Mandela was released from prison in South Africa and Margaret Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after more than 11 years.

We've delved into the Daily Echo archive to pick out some pictures from 1990 when a pint of milk cost 25 pence and a ticket to watch football in the top flight was just £5.

Can you spot anyone you know in the sports line ups from rugby, basketball, hockey, badminton and cycling teams during that year, which also saw the foundations built for the world wide web as we know it?