May 23rd, 1991

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

29 years, 4 months and 2 days have passed since May 23rd, 1991.



Music Singles

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

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 23rd, 1991 and it's a Thursday. 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. 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "'Allo 'Allo!", "The Golden Girls" and "Quantum Leap". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Wing Commander", "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse" and "Street Fighter II: The World Warrior". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Growing Pains", "Pingu", "Noozles" and "Beverly Hills, 90210".

Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Transformers", "Sega Genesis / Mega Drive" and "Polly Pocket".


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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, 4 months and 2 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.
  • 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 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 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 3rd, 1991: 46 people are killed after Mount Unzen erupts in Kyushu, Japan.
  • June 12th, 1991: The Chicago Bulls win the 1991 NBA Finals after they defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-1.
  • June 12th, 1991: The Chicago Bulls win their first NBA Championship.
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • 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 (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 23rd, 1991 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

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.
  • 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.

"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)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
  • Game Boy
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 23rd of May:


Weather

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

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 23rd, 1991 was probably conceived around the 13th of August, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23rd, 1991 is the 1st of March, 1992. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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.
  • Wing Commander - A sci-fi space simulation game that was released for PC DOS.
  • Golden Axe - Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 10,718 days have passed since this date.
  • 926,035,200 seconds have passed since the May 23rd, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,080,374,400 times.
  • Since May 23rd, 1991, earth has travelled approximately 477,834,163,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 154,339,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 79,639,027 steps. That's about 35,395 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,112,422 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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