February 17th, 1991

February 17th, 1991, fell on a Sunday. It was day 48 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.

30 years, 0 months and 12 days have passed since February 17th, 1991.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Ed Sheeran: Singer.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 17th, 1991:

  • United States: Gonna Make You Sweat - C&C Music Factory
  • United Kingdom: Do The Bartman - Simpsons

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Sleeping with the Enemy" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is February 17th, 1991 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

Valentine's Day of 1991 has just passed. In America, the song Gonna Make You Sweat by C&C Music Factory is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Do The Bartman by Simpsons is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Sleeping with the Enemy 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.

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. A new movie called "The Silence of the Lambs", starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, has just been released in movie theaters.

In Europe, the Soviet Union is continuing to unravel as Lithuania officially declares its independence from the USSR. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Married... with Children", "The Wonder Years", "The Flash" and "Beverly Hills, 90210". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Mario Land", "Phantasy Star II", "Wing Commander" and "Railroad Tycoon".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Real Ghostbusters", "Full House", "Rosie and Jim" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Micro Machines", "Sega Genesis / Mega Drive" and "Yo-yo".


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 February 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.

  • 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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 30 years, 0 months and 12 days have passed since February 17th, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 07 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 17th, 1991, will be 30 years of age.
  • People born in 1991 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 666748800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 17th, 1991:

  • 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.
  • 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 14th, 1991: The Silence of the Lambs (1991), starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, is released in movie theaters.
  • This date: February 17th, 1991
  • February 22nd, 1991: Kenny Dalglish resigns as Liverpool manager.
  • February 27th, 1991: U.S. President George H. W. Bush formally declares that Kuwait has been liberated.
  • February 28th, 1991: The Gulf War ends after Kuwait is liberated.
  • March 1st, 1991: An uprising against Saddam Hussein's regime begins in Basra, Iraq.
  • March 2nd, 1991: 17-year-old Ryan Giggs makes his debut for Manchester United.
  • March 3rd, 1991: A video emerges of an African American man being beaten by police officers. The man in question turns out to be Rodney King.
  • March 14th, 1991: "The Birmingham Six" are released after the court rules that evidence had been fabricated by police.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 17th, 1991, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Aquarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1991 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 17th, 1991 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

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

1991 - Kid's TV

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

  • The Adventures of Pete & Pete
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark?
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Rosie and Jim
  • Blossom
  • 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

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.
  • 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.
  • Golden Axe - Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.
  • Super Mario Land - Released for the Game Boy.
  • SimCity - City-building simulation game developed by Maxis.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

Celebrity Birthdays

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


Weather

Weather information for February 17th, 1991:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.4 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 25.8 degrees Fahrenheit. -3.44 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 2.29cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 2.5 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on February 17th, 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 February 17th, 1991?

  • John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 17th, 1991 was probably conceived around the 10th of May, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 17th, 1991 is the 27th of November, 1991. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 10,970 days have passed since this date.
  • 947,808,000 seconds have passed since the February 17th, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,105,776,000 times.
  • Since February 17th, 1991, earth has travelled approximately 489,068,928,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 157,968,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 81,511,488 steps. That's about 36,227 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,373,696 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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