January 17th, 1991

January 17th, 1991, fell on a Thursday. It was day 17 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.

29 years, 5 months and 19 days have passed since January 17th, 1991.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 17th, 1991:

  • Operation Desert Storm begins as US-led coalition forces begin to bomb Iraqi ground positions.


Music Singles

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

Take Me Back!

The date is January 17th, 1991 and it's a Thursday. In America, the song Love Will Never Do by Janet Jackson is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Sadness Part 1 by Enigma 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. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Only Fools and Horses", "Murder, She Wrote", "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Mario Land", "Herzog Zwei", "Wing Commander" and "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Full House", "Hey Dude" and "Blossom". Popular toys include the likes of "Transformers", "Polly Pocket", "Yo-yo" 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 17th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 29 years, 5 months and 19 days have passed since January 17th, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 17th, 1991, will be 29 years of age.
  • People born in 1991 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 664070400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 17th, 1991:

  • December 21st, 1990: Kindergarten Cop (1990) is released.
  • December 25th, 1990: The movie The Godfather Part III is released.
  • January 7th, 1991: Former baseball player Pete Rose is released from prison after a five month sentence for filing false tax returns.
  • January 27th, 1991: Super Bowl XXV: The New York Giants defeat the Buffalo Bills by 20-19 at Tampa Stadium in Florida.
  • February 1st, 1991: An air crash at Los Angeles International Airport kills 34 people.
  • February 7th, 1991: The Provisional IRA launches a mortar attack on Downing Street.
  • February 7th, 1991: The ground assault phase of Operation Desert Storm begins as troops enter Kuwait.
  • February 14th, 1991: The Silence of the Lambs (1991), starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, is released in movie theaters.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 17th, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 17th, 1991 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

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.
  • The Wonder Years - A TV show that was set in the late sixties.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Animated series about a team of four teenage turtles.

1991 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1991.

"Are You Afraid of the Dark?" - "Beverly Hills, 90210" - "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" - "Rosie and Jim" - "Blossom" - "Nellie the Elephant" - "The Simpsons" - "Doogie Howser, M.D." - "Saved by the Bell" - "Hey Dude" - "Babar" - "Noozles" - "Roseanne" - "Garfield and Friends" - "Count Duckula" - "The Wonder Years" - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - "Fireman Sam" - "Full House" - "Adventures of the Little Koala" - "21 Jump Street" - "Married... with Children" - "The Real Ghostbusters" - "Pingu" - "Growing Pains" - "Thomas the Tank Engine" - "The Cosby Show" - "Muppet Babies" - "Danger Mouse" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"


1991 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1991:

  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
  • Game Boy
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

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


Weather

Weather information for January 17th, 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 January 17th, 1991.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

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

Video 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.
  • Herzog Zwei - Real-time strategy video game for the SEGA.
  • Golden Axe - Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.
  • Super Mario Land - Released for the Game Boy.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 10,763 days have passed since this date.
  • 929,919,600 seconds have passed since the January 17th, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,084,906,200 times.
  • Since January 17th, 1991, earth has travelled approximately 479,838,513,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 154,986,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 79,973,086 steps. That's about 35,544 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,159,035 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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