January 5th, 1991, fell on a Saturday. It was day 5 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.
30 years, 3 months and 15 days have passed since January 5th, 1991.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 5th, 1991:
United States: Justify My Love - Madonna
United Kingdom: Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter - Iron Maiden
Movie Box Office
Which movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Home Alone" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is January 5th, 1991 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays. In America, the song Justify My Love by Madonna is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter by Iron Maiden is the number one hit song.
George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Home Alone is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, many of the trends from the late 80s are still popular. Colored tights, denim overalls, leotards, flannel shirts and shoulder pads are all fashionable at the moment.
Iraqi forces are continuing to occupy Kuwait following an invasion at the start of August. The UN Security Council has given Iraq a deadline to withdraw from the country by the 15th of January. If Iraqi forces fail to withdraw on time, "all necessary means" will be used to push them out. A civil war is currently taking place in the African country of Rwanda. It's 1991, so the airwaves are being dominated by artists such as Bryan Adams, Michael Jackson, Roxette, R.E.M., Color Me Badd and Paula Abdul.
In El Salvador, three US soldiers have been killed after leftist guerrillas shot down a military helicopter. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Who's the Boss?", "Married... with Children", "Quantum Leap" and "Twin Peaks". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "SimCity", "Super Mario Land", "Herzog Zwei" and "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Pingu", "Adventures of the Little Koala", "Count Duckula" and "Roseanne". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Transformers", "Micro Machines", "Sega Genesis / Mega Drive" and "G.I. Joe (figures)".
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 January 5th, 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.
Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole - "Unforgettable"
"Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole would go on to win a Grammy for 1991's Song of the Year.
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.
The Soviet Union falls apart.
Throughout 1991, the Soviet Union continues to dissolve, as multiple countries declare their independence.
The Silence of the Lambs
"The Silence of the Lambs" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1991.
Best football players in 1991.
In 1991, the best soccer players would have been Jean-Pierre Papin, Lothar Matthäus, Darko Pančev, Dejan Savićević, Robert Prosinečki, Gary Lineker, Gianluca Vialli, Miodrag Belodedici, Mark Hughes, Chris Waddle and Michael Laudrup.
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.
Who were the best NBA players in 1991?
In 1991, the best NBA players were Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, David Robinson, Dominique Wilkins, Chris Mullin, Patrick Ewing, Kevin Johnson, Clyde Drexler, James Worthy, Bernard King, Hakeem Olajuwon, John Stockton and Joe Dumars.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
30 years, 3 months and 15 days have passed since January 5th, 1991.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1991.
Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on January 5th, 1991, will be 30 years of age.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of January:
Twelfth Night (Sweden)
Weather information for January 5th, 1991:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.6 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. Winds reached storm levels. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 26.5 degrees Fahrenheit. -3.06 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
London, England: Temperature: 6.61 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 7.11cm.
Who was the US President on January 5th, 1991?
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 5th, 1991?
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on January 5th, 1991 was probably conceived around the 28th of March, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 5th, 1991 is the 15th of October, 1991. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on January 5th, 1991.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about January 5th, 1991.
11,064 days have passed since this date.
955,926,000 seconds have passed since the January 5th, 1991.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,115,247,000 times.
Since January 5th, 1991, earth has travelled approximately 493,257,816,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 159,321,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 82,209,636 steps. That's about 36,538 miles!
Since this date, 11,471,112 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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