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January 21st, 1991.

January 21st, 1991, was a Monday. It was day 21 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.

30 years, 8 months and 26 days have passed since January 21st, 1991.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 21st, 1991.

  • United States: The First Time - Surface
  • United Kingdom: Innuendo - Queen
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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 21st, 1991.

Take me back to January 21st, 1991!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 21st, 1991 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song The First Time by Surface is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Innuendo by Queen 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. 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 the Middle East, Operation Desert storm has commenced in response to Iraq's failure to withdraw from Kuwait. Coalition forces are now carrying out air strikes on strategic targets in both Iraq and Kuwait. In Utah, 3 people have been crushed to death at an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake City.

In Europe, the Soviet Union is continuing to unravel. 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 "Sherlock Holmes", "The Cosby Show", "Married... with Children" and "Quantum Leap".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "SimCity", "Herzog Zwei", "Railroad Tycoon" and "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Real Ghostbusters", "21 Jump Street", "Babar" and "Are You Afraid of the Dark?". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Transformers, Polly Pocket and Yo-yo.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 21st, 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 console 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 games 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 30 years, 8 months and 26 days have passed since January 21st, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 21st, 1991, will be 30 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1991 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 664416000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 21st, 1991.

  • 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.
  • January 7th, 1991: Former baseball player Pete Rose is released from prison after a five month sentence for filing false tax returns.
  • 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 20th, 1991: The song "Wind of Change" is released by Scorpions.
  • This date: January 21st, 1991
  • 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.
  • February 7th, 1991: Jean-Bertrand Aristide becomes the first democratically-elected president of Haiti.
  • 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 9th, 1991: The Adventures of Pete & Pete debuts on Nickelodeon.
  • February 14th, 1991: The Silence of the Lambs (1991), starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, is released in movie theaters.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 21st, 1991, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1991 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 21st, 1991 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • One Foot in the Grave - British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Animated series about a team of four teenage turtles.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.
  • Full House - 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.
  • Matlock - Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
  • MacGyver - TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.

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.

Kid's TV shows on January 21st, 1991.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1991.

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

  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Lego Pirates
  • Polly Pocket
  • The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
  • The Game Boy
  • Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
  • The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse - A platform game that was originally released on the Sega Mega Drive.
  • Railroad Tycoon - Business simulation game designed by Sid Meier.
  • Wing Commander - A sci-fi space simulation game that was released for PC DOS.
  • Phantasy Star II - RPG game developed by SEGA.
  • 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.
  • SimCity - A city-building simulation game developed by Maxis.
  • 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 check out January 21st, 1997 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 21st.

Jam Master Jay

Hip Hop DJ. Deceased
Born on January 21st, 1965
He turned 26 on this day in 1991.

Emma Bunton

Spice Girls.
Born on January 21st, 1976
She turned 15 on this day in 1991.

Brian O'Driscoll

Rugby player.
Born on January 21st, 1979
He turned 12 on this day in 1991.

Weather on January 21st, 1991.

Historical weather information for January 21st, 1991.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.4 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 14.4 degrees Fahrenheit. -9.78 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 2.03cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on January 21st, 1991.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 21st, 1991.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 21st, 1991 was most likely conceived around the 13th of April, 1990.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 21st, 1991 is close to the 31st of October, 1991.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 21st, 1991.

  • A total of 11,227 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,603 weeks have passed.
  • 970,009,200 seconds have passed since the January 21st, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,131,677,400 times.
  • Since January 21st, 1991, the earth has travelled approximately 500,524,747,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 161,668,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,420,791 steps. That's about 37,076 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,640,110 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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