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May 2nd, 1991.

May 2nd, 1991, was a Thursday. It was day 122 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.

30 years, 5 months and 15 days have passed since May 2nd, 1991.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 2nd, 1991?

  • Paula Abdul releases the song "Rush Rush".

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 2nd, 1991.

  • United States: Baby Baby - Amy Grant
  • United Kingdom: It's In His Kiss - Cher
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Out for Justice

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Out for Justice" was at the top of the box office on May 2nd, 1991.

Take me back to May 2nd, 1991!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 2nd, 1991 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1991 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song Baby Baby by Amy Grant is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, It's In His Kiss by Cher is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Out for Justice 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 Europe, the Soviet Union is continuing to dissolve.

A new family sitcom series called "Dinosaurs" has just debuted on ABC. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Miles Davis, Freddie Mercury, Robert Reed and Anthony Perkins would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Married... with Children", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "The Wonder Years" and "Roseanne".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Golden Axe", "Phantasy Star II", "Wing Commander" and "Railroad Tycoon". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Fireman Sam", "Hey Dude", "The Simpsons" and "Blossom". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Sylvanian Families, the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive and G.I. Joe (figures).

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 May 2nd, 1991.

  • Eurovision 1991.

    Eurovision 1991.

    The 1991 Eurovision song contest was held in Rome, Italy. Sweden won the contest with the song "Fångad av en stormvind" by Carola.

  • Not The Momma!

    Not The Momma!

    At the end of April, 1991, a new sitcom called "Dinosaurs" premiered on television.

  • 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.

  • 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, 5 months and 15 days have passed since May 2nd, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 2nd, 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 673138800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 2nd, 1991.

  • April 4th, 1991: US Senator John Heinz is killed in a plane crash in Merion, Pennsylvania.
  • April 9th, 1991: Georgia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
  • April 10th, 1991: Moby Prince disaster: 140 people die after a passenger ferry collides with an oil tanker near Livorno in Italy.
  • April 16th, 1991: Graeme Souness becomes the new manager of Liverpool.
  • April 19th, 1991: The Battle of the Ages: Heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield defeats George Foreman via unanimous decision.
  • April 26th, 1991: The first episode of the TV show "Dinosaurs" is aired.
  • This date: May 2nd, 1991
  • May 3rd, 1991: The final episode of Dallas is aired.
  • May 4th, 1991: Sweden win the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Fångad av en stormvind" by Carola.
  • May 6th, 1991: Football: Arsenal win the Football League First Division after beating Manchester United 3-1.
  • May 6th, 1991: R.E.M. release the song "Shiny Happy People".
  • May 14th, 1991: Nelson Mandela's wife Winnie Mandela is given a six year prison sentence for her part in the kidnap of four youths.
  • May 14th, 1991: 42 people lose their lives after two trains collide in Shigaraki, Japan.
  • May 18th, 1991: Tottenham Hotspur win the FA Cup final after they defeat Nottingham Forest 2-1 in Extra Time.
  • May 19th, 1991: Croatia votes to leave Yugoslavia.
  • May 21st, 1991: Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated.
  • May 28th, 1991: The Smashing Pumpkins release their debut album.
  • May 29th, 1991: Football: Serbian side Red Star Belgrade win the European Cup after defeating Marseille on penalties.
  • June 1st, 1991: The video game "Battletoads" is released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • June 1st, 1991: The channel "Comedy Central" is launched.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 2nd, 1991, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 2nd, 1991 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

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.

  • Dinosaurs - TV series about a family of dinosaurs.
  • Clarissa Explains It All - Nickelodeon TV series.
  • 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.
  • Married... with Children - Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
  • Matlock - Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

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 May 2nd, 1991.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1991.

  • Dinosaurs
  • Clarissa Explains It All
  • 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
  • Noozles
  • Roseanne
  • Garfield and Friends
  • Count Duckula
  • The Wonder Years
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Fireman Sam
  • Full House
  • Adventures of the Little Koala
  • 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.
  • Golden Axe - Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.
  • 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 May 2nd, 1997 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 2nd.

Manfred von Richthofen

Pilot. Deceased
Born on May 2nd, 1892
He was not alive on this date.

Big Boss Man

Wrestler. Deceased
Born on May 2nd, 1963
He turned 28 on this day in 1991.

Dwayne Johnson

Wrestler / Actor.
Born on May 2nd, 1972
He turned 19 on this day in 1991.

David Beckham

Soccer player.
Born on May 2nd, 1975
He turned 16 on this day in 1991.

Lily Allen

Singer.
Born on May 2nd, 1985
She turned 6 on this day in 1991.

Weather on May 2nd, 1991.

Historical weather information for May 2nd, 1991.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.9 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. There were 5 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 49.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 9.67 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.57cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7.67 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on May 2nd, 1991.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 2nd, 1991.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 2nd, 1991 was most likely conceived around the 23rd of July, 1990.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 2nd, 1991 is close to the 9th of February, 1992.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 2nd, 1991.

  • A total of 11,126 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,589 weeks have passed.
  • 961,286,400 seconds have passed since the May 2nd, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,121,500,800 times.
  • Since May 2nd, 1991, the earth has travelled approximately 496,023,782,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 160,214,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 82,670,630 steps. That's about 36,743 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,535,437 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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