May 21st, 1991, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 141 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.
29 years, 4 months and 7 days have passed since May 21st, 1991.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 21st, 1991:
Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 21st, 1991:
United States: I Dont Want To Cry - Mariah Carey
United Kingdom: It's In His Kiss - Cher
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "What About Bob?" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 21st, 1991 and it's a Tuesday. The summer of 1991 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song I Dont Want To Cry by Mariah Carey 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 What About Bob? is at the top of the Box Office. City-building simulation game developed by Maxis.
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.
Queen Elizabeth II is currently visiting the United States on a 13-day royal visit. In France, Édith Cresson has just become the country's first ever female prime minister. In soccer, Tottenham Hotspur have just won the FA Cup final after beating Nottingham Forest 2-1 in Extra Time.
Voters in the Socialist Republic of Croatia have voted to leave Yugoslavia, with over 93 percent of people voting in favor of independence. In India, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has been assassinated by a female suicide bomber. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Only Fools and Horses", "Full House", "Quantum Leap" and "One Foot in the Grave".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Golden Axe", "Wing Commander", "Railroad Tycoon" and "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Full House", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" and "Dinosaurs". Popular toys include the likes of "Jenga", "Sega Genesis / Mega Drive", "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 May 21st, 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.
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.
The 1991 Eurovision song contest is held in Rome, Italy. Sweden win the contest with the song "Fångad av en stormvind" by Carola.
Basic facts and information about this date:
29 years, 4 months and 7 days have passed since May 21st, 1991.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1991.
Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 21st, 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 674780400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 21st, 1991:
June 17th, 1991: U.S. President Zachary Taylor is exhumed to discover whether or not his death was caused by arsenic poisoning.
June 18th, 1991: Bryan Adams releases his single: (Everything I Do) I Do It for You.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 21st, 1991, will have the star sign Gemini.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1991 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
Native American Zodiac: May 21st, 1991 falls under the Deer.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
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 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.
1991 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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"
1991 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1991:
G.I. Joe (figures)
Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
My Little Pony (figures)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of May:
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior - An arcade game that was released by Capcom.
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.
Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 21st, 1991.
10,723 days have passed since this date.
926,467,200 seconds have passed since the May 21st, 1991.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,080,878,400 times.
Since May 21st, 1991, earth has travelled approximately 478,057,075,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 154,411,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 79,676,179 steps. That's about 35,412 miles!
Since this date, 11,117,606 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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