17th of January, 1991

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 17th of January, 1991, fell on a Thursday.
  • On this exact date: Operation Desert Storm begins as US-led coalition forces begin to bomb Iraqi ground positions.
  • Decade: 1990s.
  • 26 years, 10 months and 5 days have passed since the 17th of January, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1991.
  • Day 17 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1991 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 17th of January, 1991 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 17th of January, 1991, will be 26 years of age.
  • American Format: 01-17-1991 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1991-01-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19910117" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 664070400.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of January, 1991:

  • United States: Love Will Never Do - Janet Jackson
  • United Kingdom: Sadness Part 1 - Enigma

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 17th 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.

  • Gulf War

    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.

  • Soviet Union

    Throughout 1991, the Soviet Union continues to dissolve, as multiple countries declare their independence.

Weather

Weather information for the 17th of January, 1991:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.3 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 34.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 1.28 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 5.33cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.78 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on the 17th of January, 1991.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 17th of January, 1991 was probably conceived around the 9th of April, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of January, 1991 is the 27th of October, 1991. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 17th of January:

Television

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.

Computer Games

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of January:

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Videos

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Visualize

Visualize the days that have passed since the 17th of January, 1991. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of January, 1991.

  • 9,806 days have passed since this date.
  • 847,238,400 seconds have passed since the 17th of January, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 988,444,800 times.
  • Since the 17th of January, 1991, earth has travelled approximately 437,175,014,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 141,206,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 72,862,502 steps. That's about 32,383 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,166,861 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Thursday" in other languages is:

  • German: Donnerstag.
  • French: Jeudi.
  • Italian: Giovedi.
  • Spanish: Jueves.
  • Portuguese: Quinta-feira.

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