June 17th, 1991, fell on a Monday. It was day 168 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.
29 years, 10 months and 3 days have passed since June 17th, 1991.
On This Date
Events that occurred on June 17th, 1991:
South Africa officially ends its policy of apartheid.
U.S. President Zachary Taylor is exhumed to discover whether or not his death was caused by arsenic poisoning.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 17th, 1991:
United States: Rush Rush - Paula Abdul
United Kingdom: I Wanna Sex You Up - Color Me Badd
Movie Box Office
Which movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "City Slickers" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is June 17th, 1991 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.
In America, the song Rush Rush by Paula Abdul is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Wanna Sex You Up by Color Me Badd is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie City Slickers 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. Meanwhile, in South Africa, the policy of apartheid has officially been ended.
In basketball, the Chicago Bulls have just won their first ever NBA Championship after beating the LA Lakers 4-1. In Europe, the Soviet Union is continuing to dissolve. Boris Yeltsin has just been elected as the first President of the newly-established Russian SFSR. Meanwhile, communist rule has recently come to an end in Albania. The film "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves", starring Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman, has just been released in movie theaters.
In the Philippines, over 800 people have been killed following the recent eruption of Mount Pinatubo. The body of former U.S. President Zachary Taylor has been exhumed in an effort to discover whether or not his death was caused by arsenic poisoning.
On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Only Fools and Horses", "Murder, She Wrote", "Seinfeld" and "Family Matters".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "SimCity", "Golden Axe" and "Railroad Tycoon". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Adventures of the Little Koala", "Count Duckula", "Garfield and Friends" and "Clarissa Explains It All". Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Jenga", "Polly Pocket" 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 June 17th, 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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
29 years, 10 months and 3 days have passed since June 17th, 1991.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 25 of 1991.
Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on June 17th, 1991, will be 29 years of age.
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 17th, 1991?
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on June 17th, 1991 was probably conceived around the 7th of September, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 17th, 1991 is the 26th of March, 1992. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about June 17th, 1991.
10,900 days have passed since this date.
941,760,000 seconds have passed since the June 17th, 1991.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,098,720,000 times.
Since June 17th, 1991, earth has travelled approximately 485,948,160,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 156,960,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 80,991,360 steps. That's about 35,996 miles!
Since this date, 11,301,120 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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