July 12, 1991

July 12, 1991, was a Friday. It was 32 years, 11 months, and 4 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on July 12, 1991?

  • John Singleton's film "Boyz n the Hood" is released in movie theaters.

Born on July 12, 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 July 12, 1991:

  • United States: "Rush Rush" by Paula Abdul
  • United Kingdom: "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 12, 1991

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Rush Rush - Paula Abdul
  • Unbelievable - EMF
  • I Wanna Sex You Up (From "New Jack City") - Color Me Badd
  • Power Of Love/Love Power - Luther Vandross
  • Right Here, Right Now - Jesus Jones
Play the top songs from 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!
Naked Gun 2 1/2

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Naked Gun 2 1/2" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date was 12,028 days ago. Approximately 401 months have passed. It was the 193rd day of 1991, in week 28. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 32 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. We have gone through approximately 134 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to July 12, 1991

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

It is Friday, July 12, 1991. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

The summer of 1991 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Rush Rush" by Paula Abdul is at the top of the singles charts, while "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Snr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Naked Gun 2 1/2 is at the top of the box office.

John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, most people have never heard of the Internet. 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 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 as a defense pact between the USSR and several other Eastern Bloc is disbanded.

South Africa has been re-admitted into the Olympics following its decision to end apartheid. The films "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and "Boyz n the Hood" are playing in movie theaters. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Miles Davis, Freddie Mercury, Benny Hill, and Robert Reed would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Who's the Boss?", "The Golden Girls", "Roseanne", and "Dinosaurs". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Paperboy", "DuckTales", and "Phantasy Star II". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Wonder Years", "Round the Twist", "In Living Color", and "Dinosaurs".

Popular toys at the moment include the Easy-Bake Oven, Pogo ball / Lolo ball, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures, and the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 12, 1991.

  • 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 Time Person of the Year in 1991 due to his network'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

    Slap bracelets became the latest fad in the fall of 1990. The bracelets, which were originally sold under the brand name "Slap Wrap", came in various 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

    Pagers achieved mainstream popularity during the 1990s. 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 was largely a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included colored tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon-colored tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts, and ripped jeans.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video game consoles. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy

    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

    VCRs became a common household item in the mid-1980s. By that stage, prices had started to drop. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to July 12, 1991.

  • June 12, 1991:
    • The Chicago Bulls win their first NBA Championship after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 in the 1991 NBA Finals.
    • Boris Yeltsin is elected President of Russia.
  • June 14, 1991: The adventure film "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" is released in movie theaters.
  • June 17, 1991:
    • South Africa officially ends its policy of apartheid.
    • US President Zachary Taylor is exhumed to discover whether or not his death was caused by arsenic poisoning.
  • June 18, 1991: Bryan Adams releases his single: (Everything I Do) I Do It for You.
  • June 19, 1991:
    • American actress Jean Arthur passes away at the age of 90.
    • The Soviet military finishes its withdrawal from Hungary.
  • June 23, 1991: The first Sonic the Hedgehog game is released by Sega.
  • June 25, 1991: The country of Yugoslavia collapses as Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence.
  • June 28, 1991: Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announces that she will be retiring from the House of Commons.
  • July 3, 1991: Terminator 2: Judgment Day is released.
  • July 8, 1991:
    • 22-year-old Cora McGuirk goes missing in Seattle, Washington.
    • The first episode of "The Montel Williams Show" is aired on TV.
  • July 10, 1991: Boris Yeltsin takes office as the first democratically elected President of Russia.
  • July 11, 1991:
    • UK politics: Labour MP Terry Fields is sentenced to 60 days in prison for refusing to pay his poll tax.
    • 261 people are killed after Nigeria Airways Flight 2120 catches fire and crashes shortly after takeoff from King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia.
  • This date: July 12, 1991
  • July 15, 1991: Right Said Fred releases his song "I'm Too Sexy".
  • July 19, 1991:
    • 12-year-old Jared Negrete goes missing while on a Boy Scout expedition on the San Gorgonio Mountain in California.
    • Boxer Mike Tyson rapes 18-year-old Desiree Washington at a hotel room in Indianapolis.
  • July 22, 1991:
    • Boxer Mike Tyson is charged with the rape of Miss Black America contestant Desiree Washington.
    • Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested after remains are found in his apartment.
  • July 25, 1991: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is charged with murder.
  • July 26, 1991: Pee-wee Herman actor Paul Reubens is arrested in Florida for masturbating in an adult movie theater.
  • July 30, 1991: Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti performs a free concert in London's Hyde Park.
  • July 31, 1991: The United States and the Soviet Union agree to cut their nuclear weapons by nearly 35% over seven years.
  • August 2, 1991:
    • The comedy spoof film "Hot Shots!" is released in movie theaters.
    • American singer Rick James and his girlfriend Tanya Hijazi are arrested on charges of holding a woman hostage, torturing her and committing sexual acts.
  • August 5, 1991: Soccer: Peter Beardsley signs for Everton.
  • August 6, 1991: Former Iranian Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar is assassinated in Paris, France.
  • August 11, 1991:
    • The first episode of "The Ren & Stimpy Show" is aired.
    • The first episode of the cartoon TV series "Rugrats" is aired.
    • The animated series "Doug" debuts on Nickelodeon.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 12, 1991, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • 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: July 12, 1991 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on July 12, 1991

TV audiences were watching the following shows on July 12, 1991:

TV shows from July 1991.

One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
Family Matters
Family Matters
Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Full House
Full House
Married... with Children
Married... with Children

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 July 12, 1991

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

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
Rosie and Jim
Rosie and Jim
Art Attack
Art Attack
In Living Color
In Living Color

Popular toys and games in 1991

Toys and games that were popular in 1991:

The SEGA Game Gear
The SEGA Game Gear
G.I. Joe (figures)
G.I. Joe (figures)
Fear Street books
Fear Street books
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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in July 1991.

Sonic the Hedgehog 1991
Sonic the Hedgehog
Battletoads 1991
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 1991
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse 1990
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Railroad Tycoon 1990
Railroad Tycoon
Wing Commander 1990
Wing Commander
Phantasy Star II 1990
Phantasy Star II
Golden Axe 1989
Golden Axe
DuckTales 1989
SimCity 1989
Paperboy 1986
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt

Were you born on July 12, 1991?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out July 12, 1997, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 12.

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Born on July 12, 1937
He turned 54 on this day in 1991.

Richard Simmons

Richard Simmons

Born on July 12, 1948
He turned 43 on this day in 1991.

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar

Born on July 12, 1977
He turned 14 on this day in 1991.

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez

Born on July 12, 1978
She turned 13 on this day in 1991.

Topher Grace

Topher Grace

Born on July 12, 1978
He turned 13 on this day in 1991.

Gareth Gates

Gareth Gates

Born on July 12, 1984
He turned 7 on this day in 1991.

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw

Soccer player
Born on July 12, 1995
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.



National holidays and famous events that fall on July 12:


US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on July 12, 1991.


UK Prime Minister

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 12, 1991 was most likely conceived around October 19, 1990.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 12, 1991 is close to April 3, 1992.

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Stats for July 12, 1991


Here are some interesting statistics about July 12, 1991:

  • 12,028 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,718 weeks have passed.
  • 1,039,219,200 seconds have passed since July 12, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,212,422,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 536,237,107,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 173,203,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 89,372,851 steps. That's roughly 39,721 miles.
  • 12,470,630 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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