The 8th of January, 1991, fell on a Tuesday. Day 8 of 1991. Decade: 1990s.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of January, 1991:
United States: Justify My Love - Madonna
United Kingdom: Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter - Iron Maiden
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Home Alone" was at the top of the box office on this date.
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 8th of January, 1991.
Early 1990s Fashion
Early 1990s fashion saw a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included clothes such as coloured tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon coloured tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts and ripped jeans.
Early 1990s recession
During the start of the 1990s, most of the Western World was affected by a recession, which had been caused by a loss of consumer confidence and restrictive monetary policies by central banks. In 1991, the United Kingdom experienced rioting.
The Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm) occurred at the start of 1991. The war had started when Iraq invaded the neighbouring country of Kuwait. On the 17th of January, 1991, coalition forces began to bomb Iraqi ground positions. By the end of February, 1991, Iraqi troops had suffered heavy losses and had retreated back into Iraq.
CNN founder Ted Turner was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1991. Turner was named as such because of CNN's coverage of Operation Desert Storm and the Gulf War.
Throughout 1991, the Soviet Union continues to dissolve, as multiple countries declare their independence.
1991 in movies.
Movies released in 1991 included Terminator 2, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Beauty and the Beast, Hook, The Silence of the Lambs, The Addams Family, Cape Fear, Hot Shots!, Boyz n the Hood, Backdraft and Father of the Bride.
1991 in music.
Popular music artists in 1991 included Bryan Adams, Boyz II Men, Ice T, R.E.M., Mariah Carey, Cher, Paula Abdul, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Cypress Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, Michael Jackson and Sting.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of January:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Beverly Hills, 90210 - A series that followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in Beverly Hills.
The Flash - CBS TV show starring John Wesley Shipp as Flash.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Sitcom about an inner-city teenager who moves to his aunt's house in Bel-Air.
Blossom - Starring Mayim Bialik as teenager Blossom Russo.
Twin Peaks - Crime drama.
Family Matters - Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
Saved by the Bell - Comedy series about a group of friends in high school.
Seinfeld - Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
Quantum Leap - TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.
Roseanne - Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse - A platform game that was originally released on the Sega Mega Drive.
Wing Commander - A sci-fi space simulation game that was released for PC DOS.
Super Mario Land - Released for the Game Boy.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of January, 1991.
10,508 days have passed since this date.
907,887,600 seconds have passed since the 8th of January, 1991.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,059,202,200 times.
Since the 8th of January, 1991, earth has travelled approximately 468,470,001,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 151,314,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 78,078,334 steps. That's about 34,701 miles!
Since this date, 10,894,651 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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