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May 23rd, 1991.

May 23rd, 1991, was a Thursday. It was day 143 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.

29 years, 11 months and 14 days have passed since May 23rd, 1991.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Born on May 23rd, 1991.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Aaron Donald: NFL player.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 1991.

  • United States: I Dont Want To Cry - Mariah Carey
  • United Kingdom: It's In His Kiss - Cher

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "What About Bob?" was at the top of the box office on May 23rd, 1991.

Take me back to May 23rd, 1991!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 23rd, 1991 and it's a Thursday. 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. 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 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Knots Landing", "Quantum Leap" and "Dinosaurs". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Golden Axe", "Phantasy Star II" and "Railroad Tycoon". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Cosby Show", "Fireman Sam", "Doogie Howser, M.D." and "Dinosaurs".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of My Little Pony (figures), Micro Machines, 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 May 23rd, 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.

  • 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.

  • Eurovision 1991.

    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.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 29 years, 11 months and 14 days have passed since May 23rd, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 23rd, 1991, will be 29 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1991 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 674953200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 23rd, 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 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 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.
  • This date: May 23rd, 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 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.

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 23rd, 1991, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 23rd, 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.

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 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.

Kid's TV shows on May 23rd, 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
  • Polly Pocket
  • The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
  • The Game Boy
  • 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 - City-building simulation game developed by Maxis.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 23rd of May.

  • May 23rd, 1908: John Bardeen (American physicist) (Deceased)
  • May 23rd, 1950: Bill Barr (US Attorney General) turned 41 on this day in 1991.
  • May 23rd, 1958: Drew Carey (Actor) turned 33 on this day in 1991.
  • May 23rd, 1965: Melissa McBride (Actress) turned 26 on this day in 1991.
  • May 23rd, 1999: James Charles (Internet personality) was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Weather on May 23rd, 1991.

Historical weather information for May 23rd, 1991.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 75.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 23.94 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.28 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on May 23rd, 1991.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 1991.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 23rd, 1991 was most likely conceived around the 13th of August, 1990.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23rd, 1991 is close to the 1st of March, 1992.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 23rd, 1991.

  • A total of 10,941 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,563 weeks have passed.
  • 945,302,400 seconds have passed since the May 23rd, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,102,852,800 times.
  • Since May 23rd, 1991, the earth has travelled approximately 487,776,038,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 157,550,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 81,296,006 steps. That's about 36,132 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,343,629 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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