January 12th, 1991, was a Saturday. It was Day 12 of 1991. The decade was the Nineties.
32 years, 4 months, and 15 days have passed since January 12th, 1991.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.
People who were born on this exact date.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 12th, 1991.
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The movie "Home Alone" was at the top of the box office on this day.
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The date is January 12th, 1991, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. People are currently enjoying their weekend.
The Christmas holiday season is long over, the decorations have been taken down and a sense of normality has returned. In America, the song Justify My Love by Madonna is at the 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 the President of the United States, and the movie Home Alone is at the top of the box office. John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, most people have never heard of the Internet.
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 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as John Bardeen, Miles Davis, Freddie Mercury, and Robert Reed would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Cosby Show", "In the Heat of the Night", "Seinfeld", and "Family Matters".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Paperboy", "SimCity", "Railroad Tycoon", and "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Danger Mouse", "Muppet Babies", "Growing Pains", and "Fireman Sam". Popular toys at the moment include Sylvanian Families, the Ghostbusters Proton Pack, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures, and Polly Pocket.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 12th, 1991.
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.
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.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1991.
Throughout 1991, the Soviet Union continued to dissolve as multiple countries declared their independence.
CNN founder Ted Turner was named Time Person of the Year in 1991 due to his network's around-the-clock coverage of Operation Desert Storm.
The Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm) occurred at the start of 1991. The war 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.
"Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole went on to win a Grammy for 1991's Song of the Year.
Slap bracelets became the latest fad in the fall of 1990. The bracelets, which were originally sold under the brand name "Slap Wrap", came in various designs and colors.
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.
Pagers achieved mainstream popularity during the 1990s. 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 was largely a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included colored tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon-colored tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts, and ripped jeans.
By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video game consoles. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
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 became a common household item in the mid-1980s. By that stage, prices had started to drop. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.
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Television shows that people were watching in January 1991.
CBS TV show starring John Wesley Shipp as Flash.
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.
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
A TV show that was set in the late sixties.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
21 Jump Street
TV series starring Johnny Depp.
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
Starring Jeremy Brett.
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
American soap opera.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1991.
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Beverly Hills, 90210
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Rosie and Jim
In Living Color
Round the Twist
Nellie the Elephant
Doogie Howser, M.D.
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Saved by the Bell
Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
Garfield and Friends
The Wonder Years
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Adventures of the Little Koala
21 Jump Street
Married... with Children
The Real Ghostbusters
The Care Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Thomas the Tank Engine
The Cosby Show
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1991.
G.I. Joe (figures)
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Game Boy
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
The Nintendo Entertainment System
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
My Little Pony (figures)
Cabbage Patch Kids
The Easy-Bake Oven
Popular video games that people were playing in January of 1991.
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
A platform game that was originally released on the Sega Mega Drive.
Business simulation game designed by Sid Meier.
A sci-fi space simulation game that was released for PC DOS.
Phantasy Star II
RPG game developed by SEGA.
Real-time strategy video game for the SEGA.
Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.
Originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Super Mario Land
Released for the Game Boy.
A city-building simulation game developed by Maxis.
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.
Light gun shooter game.
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 of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 12th, 1997, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 12th.
Historical weather information for January 12th, 1991.
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on January 12th, 1991.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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