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May 21st, 1991.

May 21st, 1991, was a Tuesday. It was day 141 of 1991. The decade was the Nineties.

31 years, 1 months and 14 days have passed since May 21st, 1991.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on May 21st, 1991.

  • Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated.
Birthdays

Born on May 21st, 1991.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States 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

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 21st, 1991.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • I Like The Way (The Kissing Game) - Hi-Five
  • Touch Me (All Night Long) - Cathy Dennis
  • Here We Go - C+C Music Factory/F. Williams
  • I Touch Myself - Divinyls
  • Rhythm Of My Heart - Rod Stewart
Play the top singles from the year 1991.
A Spotify playlist of songs from 1991. Take a trip back to the days of Bryan Adams, R.E.M., Salt-N-Pepa, Nirvana and 2 Unlimited!
What About Bob?

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "What About Bob?".

Take me back to May 21st, 1991!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is May 21st, 1991, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. 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.

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.

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. 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 "Magnum, P.I.", "Who's the Boss?", "Murder, She Wrote" and "Seinfeld". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Paperboy", "Wing Commander", "Railroad Tycoon" and "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Care Bears", "Married... with Children", "Dink, the Little Dinosaur" and "Dinosaurs".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Pogo ball / Lolo ball, Mr Frosty, Micro Machines and Polly Pocket.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on May 21st, 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.

  • 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 consoles 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 game 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 31 years, 1 months and 14 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: A person born on May 21st, 1991 will be 31 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1991 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 674780400.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around May 21st, 1991.

  • April 26th, 1991: The first episode of the TV show "Dinosaurs" is aired.
  • May 2nd, 1991: Paula Abdul releases the song "Rush Rush".
  • 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.
  • This date: May 21st, 1991
  • 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.
  • June 3rd, 1991: 46 people are killed after Mount Unzen erupts in Kyushu, Japan.
  • June 12th, 1991: The Chicago Bulls win their first NBA Championship after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 in the 1991 NBA Finals.
  • June 12th, 1991: Boris Yeltsin is elected President of Russia.
  • June 14th, 1991: The adventure film "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" is released in movie theaters.
  • June 17th, 1991: South Africa officially ends its policy of apartheid.
  • 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.
  • June 19th, 1991: American actress Jean Arthur passes away at the age of 90.
  • June 19th, 1991: The Soviet military finishes its withdrawal from Hungary.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 21st, 1991, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 21st, 1991 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 21st, 1991.

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Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in May, 1991.

TV shows from May, 1991.

Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
TV series about a family of dinosaurs.

Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks
Crime drama.

One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.

Family Matters
Family Matters
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.

Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.

Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.

Roseanne
Roseanne
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.

In the Heat of the Night
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
The Wonder Years
A TV show that was set in the late sixties.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.

Full House
Full House
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.

Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.

Matlock
Matlock
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

MacGyver
MacGyver
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.

The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Night Court
Night Court
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

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.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on May 21st, 1991.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1991.

Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs

Clarissa Explains It All
Clarissa Explains It All

The Adventures of Pete & Pete
The Adventures of Pete & Pete

Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

TaleSpin
TaleSpin

Rosie and Jim
Rosie and Jim

Blossom
Blossom

Art Attack
Art Attack

In Living Color
In Living Color

Round the Twist
Round the Twist

Mr. Bean
Mr. Bean

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Doogie Howser, M.D.
Doogie Howser, M.D.

Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Dink, the Little Dinosaur

Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice

Saved by the Bell
Saved by the Bell

Hey Dude
Hey Dude

Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers

Noozles
Noozles

Roseanne
Roseanne

Garfield and Friends
Garfield and Friends

Count Duckula
Count Duckula

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam

Full House
Full House

Adventures of the Little Koala
Adventures of the Little Koala

Married... with Children
Married... with Children

The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters

Pingu
Pingu

Growing Pains
Growing Pains

The Care Bears
The Care Bears

Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears

Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show

Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1991.

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

The SEGA Game Gear
The SEGA Game Gear

G.I. Joe (figures)
G.I. Joe (figures)

Yo-yo
Yo-yo

Lego Pirates
Lego Pirates

Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket

The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive

The Game Boy
The Game Boy

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures

The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack

Koosh Ball
Koosh Ball

Jenga
Jenga

Micro Machines
Micro Machines

The Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families

Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty

Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball

Transformers
Transformers

My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in May of 1991.

The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 1991
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants
Platform video game that was released on multiple consoles.

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse 1990
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
A platform game that was originally released on the Sega Mega Drive.

Railroad Tycoon 1990
Railroad Tycoon
Business simulation game designed by Sid Meier.

Wing Commander 1990
Wing Commander
A sci-fi space simulation game that was released for PC DOS.

Phantasy Star II 1990
Phantasy Star II
RPG game developed by SEGA.

Golden Axe 1989
Golden Axe
Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.

DuckTales 1989
DuckTales
Originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

SimCity 1989
SimCity
A city-building simulation game developed by Maxis.

Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.

Duck Hunt 1984
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 you should check out May 21st, 1997 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Mr. T

Actor.
Born on May 21st, 1952
He turned 39 on this day in 1991.

Jeffrey Dahmer

Serial killer. Deceased
Born on May 21st, 1960
He turned 31 on this day in 1991.

Chris Benoit

Wrestler. Deceased
Born on May 21st, 1967
He turned 24 on this day in 1991.

The Notorious B.I.G

Rapper. Deceased
Born on May 21st, 1972
He turned 19 on this day in 1991.

Noel Fielding

English comedian.
Born on May 21st, 1973
He turned 18 on this day in 1991.

Tom Daley

English diver.
Born on May 21st, 1994
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Weather details

Weather on May 21st, 1991.

Historical weather information for May 21st, 1991.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.9 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 66.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.22 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.39 degrees Celsius.
USA

US President.

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

UK

UK Prime Minister.

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

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 21st, 1991 was most likely conceived around August 28th, 1990.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 21st, 1991 is close to February 11th, 1992.

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Stats for May 21st, 1991

Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 11,367 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,623 weeks have passed.
  • 982,108,800 seconds have passed since the May 21st, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,145,793,600 times.
  • Since May 21st, 1991, the Earth has travelled approximately 506,768,140,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 163,684,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 84,461,357 steps. That's about 37,538 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,785,306 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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