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January 7th, 1991.

January 7th, 1991, was a Monday. It was day 7 of 1991. The decade was the Nineties.

31 years, 7 months and 3 days have passed since January 7th, 1991.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on January 7th, 1991?

  • Former baseball player Pete Rose is released from prison after a five month sentence for filing false tax returns.
Birthdays

Born on January 7th, 1991.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 7th, 1991.

  • United States: Justify My Love - Madonna
  • United Kingdom: Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter - Iron Maiden

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 7th, 1991.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Justify My Love - Madonna
  • Because I Love You (The Postman Song) - Stevie B
  • From A Distance - Bette Midler
  • High Enough - Damn Yankees
  • Tom's Diner - DNA Featuring Suzanne Vega
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Home Alone

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Home Alone" was at the top of the Box Office on January 7th, 1991.

Take me back to January 7th, 1991!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 7th, 1991, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. 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. Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, the vast majority of people still have no idea what "the Internet" is. 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. Former baseball star Pete Rose has just been released from prison after serving a five month sentence for tax fraud. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as John Bardeen, Miles Davis, Freddie Mercury and Robert Reed would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "'Allo 'Allo!", "Night Court", "Who's the Boss?" and "Roseanne". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Paperboy", "Golden Axe", "Herzog Zwei" and "Wing Commander". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Growing Pains" and "Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Cabbage Patch Kids, Pogo ball / Lolo ball and G.I. Joe (figures).

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on January 7th, 1991.

  • 1991 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1991?

    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 movies.

    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.

  • The best football players in 1991.

    The 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.

  • The Silence of the Lambs.

    The Silence of the Lambs.

    "The Silence of the Lambs" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1991.

  • The Soviet Union is crumbling.

    The Soviet Union is crumbling.

    Throughout 1991, the Soviet Union continued to dissolve, as multiple countries declared their independence.

  • Ted Turner.

    Ted Turner.

    CNN founder Ted Turner was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1991. Turner was named as such because of CNN's around-the-clock coverage of Operation Desert Storm.

  • The Gulf War.

    The Gulf War.

    The Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm) occurred at the start of 1991. The war had started after Iraq invaded the neighboring country of Kuwait. On January 17th, 1991, coalition forces began to bomb Iraqi ground positions. By the end of February, 1991, Iraqi troops had suffered heavy losses and retreated back into Iraq.

  • Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole - "Unforgettable"

    Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole - "Unforgettable"

    "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole went on to win a Grammy for 1991's Song of the Year.

  • Slap bracelets are a thing.

    Slap bracelets are a thing.

    During the fall of 1990, slap bracelets became the latest fad. The bracelets, which were originally sold under the brand name "Slap Wrap", came in various different designs and colors.

  • Early 1990s recession.

    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.

  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate.

    During the 1990s, pagers achieved mainstream popularity. These small devices allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message was a short memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.

  • Early 1990s Fashion.

    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.

  • Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist plain-colored walls.

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video games consoles during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    During this time, a hand-held game console called the "Game Boy" was all the rage. The console boasted games such as Super Mario Land, Tetris, Donkey Kong, Kirby's Dream Land and a number of Pokémon releases.

  • VCRs have become a common household item.

    VCRs have become a common household item.

    From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 31 years, 7 months and 3 days have passed since January 7th, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 02 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on January 7th, 1991 will be 31 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1991 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 663206400.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around January 7th, 1991.

  • December 10th, 1990: Heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield appears on the Christmas special of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
  • December 11th, 1990: Mafia members John Gotti, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano and Frank Locascio are arrested by the FBI.
  • December 21st, 1990: Kindergarten Cop (1990) is released.
  • December 23rd, 1990: Slovenia votes to leave the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • December 24th, 1990: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman are married.
  • December 25th, 1990: The movie The Godfather Part III is released.
  • December 25th, 1990: German soccer player Lothar Matthäus is awarded the 1990 Ballon d'Or.
  • December 25th, 1990: The first web browser is introduced by Tim Berners-Lee.
  • This date: January 7th, 1991
  • January 9th, 1991: Female serial killer Aileen Wuornos is arrested at a bar in Florida.
  • January 13th, 1991: Soviet troops kill 14 independence supporters in Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • January 15th, 1991: Iraq fails to meet the UN deadline for the withdrawal of its forces from Kuwait.
  • January 16th, 1991: Operation Desert Storm begins as US-led coalition forces begin to bomb Iraqi ground positions.
  • January 19th, 1991: The BTK killer murders his final victim, Dolores Earline Johnson Davis.
  • January 20th, 1991: The song "Wind of Change" is released by Scorpions.
  • January 27th, 1991: Super Bowl XXV: The New York Giants defeat the Buffalo Bills by 20-19 at Tampa Stadium in Florida.
  • January 27th, 1991: Rapper Dr. Dre assaults TV host Dee Barnes at a party in Hollywood.
  • February 1st, 1991: An air crash at Los Angeles International Airport kills 34 people.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 7th, 1991, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 7th, 1991 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 7th, 1991.

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Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in January, 1991.

TV shows from January, 1991.

The Flash
The Flash
CBS TV show starring John Wesley Shipp as Flash.

Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks
Crime drama.

One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.

Family Matters
Family Matters
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.

Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.

Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.

Roseanne
Roseanne
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.

In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
Drama series starring Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as detective Virgil Tibbs.

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
A TV show that was set in the late sixties.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.

Full House
Full House
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
TV series starring Johnny Depp.

Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.

Matlock
Matlock
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

MacGyver
MacGyver
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.

The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Night Court
Night Court
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

Cars in 1991.

1991 saw the introduction of cars such as the Ford Taurus (second generation), the Honda Civic (fifth generation), the Peugeot 106, the Toyota Paseo, the Volkswagen Golf Mk3 and the Audi S4.

Cars in 1991.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 7th, 1991.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1991.

Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

TaleSpin
TaleSpin

Rosie and Jim
Rosie and Jim

Blossom
Blossom

Art Attack
Art Attack

In Living Color
In Living Color

Round the Twist
Round the Twist

Nellie the Elephant
Nellie the Elephant

Mr. Bean
Mr. Bean

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Doogie Howser, M.D.
Doogie Howser, M.D.

Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Dink, the Little Dinosaur

Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice

Saved by the Bell
Saved by the Bell

Hey Dude
Hey Dude

Babar
Babar

Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers

Noozles
Noozles

Roseanne
Roseanne

Garfield and Friends
Garfield and Friends

Count Duckula
Count Duckula

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam

Full House
Full House

Adventures of the Little Koala
Adventures of the Little Koala

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street

Married... with Children
Married... with Children

The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters

Pingu
Pingu

Growing Pains
Growing Pains

The Care Bears
The Care Bears

Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears

Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show

Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1991.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1991.

G.I. Joe (figures)
G.I. Joe (figures)

Yo-yo
Yo-yo

Lego Pirates
Lego Pirates

Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket

The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive

The Game Boy
The Game Boy

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures

The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack

Koosh Ball
Koosh Ball

Jenga
Jenga

Micro Machines
Micro Machines

The Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families

Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty

Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball

Transformers
Transformers

My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in January of 1991.

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse 1990
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
A platform game that was originally released on the Sega Mega Drive.

Railroad Tycoon 1990
Railroad Tycoon
Business simulation game designed by Sid Meier.

Wing Commander 1990
Wing Commander
A sci-fi space simulation game that was released for PC DOS.

Phantasy Star II 1990
Phantasy Star II
RPG game developed by SEGA.

Herzog Zwei 1989
Herzog Zwei
Real-time strategy video game for the SEGA.

Golden Axe 1989
Golden Axe
Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.

DuckTales 1989
DuckTales
Originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Super Mario Land 1989
Super Mario Land
Released for the Game Boy.

SimCity 1989
SimCity
A city-building simulation game developed by Maxis.

Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.

Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Light gun shooter game.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1991.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 7th, 1997 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 7th.

Rand Paul

American politician.
Born on January 7th, 1963
He turned 28 on this day in 1991.

Nicolas Cage

Actor.
Born on January 7th, 1964
He turned 27 on this day in 1991.

Dustin Diamond

Actor. Deceased
Born on January 7th, 1977
He turned 14 on this day in 1991.

Lewis Hamilton

Formula One.
Born on January 7th, 1985
He turned 6 on this day in 1991.

Lamar Jackson

NFL player.
Born on January 7th, 1997
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 7th of January.

  • Epiphany Day
  • Christmas Day (Russia)
Weather details

Weather on January 7th, 1991.

Historical weather information for January 7th, 1991.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 4.1 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 22.8 degrees Fahrenheit. -5.11 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.3cm.
USA

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on January 7th, 1991.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 7th, 1991.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 7th, 1991 was most likely conceived around April 16th, 1990.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 7th, 1991 is close to September 30th, 1991.

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Stats for January 7th, 1991

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 7th, 1991.

  • A total of 11,539 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,648 weeks have passed.
  • 996,966,000 seconds have passed since the January 7th, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,163,127,000 times.
  • Since January 7th, 1991, the Earth has travelled approximately 514,434,456,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 166,161,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 85,739,076 steps. That's about 38,106 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,963,592 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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