August 12th, 1991, fell on a Monday. It was day 224 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.
28 years, 10 months and 30 days have passed since August 12th, 1991.
On This Date
Events that occurred on August 12th, 1991:
Metallica release their self-titled album "Metallica".
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 12th, 1991:
United States: (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
United Kingdom: (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Terminator 2" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is August 12th, 1991 and it's a Monday. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. The song (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom.
George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Terminator 2 is at the top of the Box Office. 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. A rock subgenre called "Grunge" is starting to rise in popularity.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Quantum Leap", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "The Ren & Stimpy Show". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Street Fighter II: The World Warrior", "Battletoads" and "Sonic the Hedgehog". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Growing Pains", "Married... with Children", "Count Duckula" and "Blossom".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Game Boy", "Sega Genesis / Mega Drive" and "Yo-yo".
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 August 12th, 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.
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.
A rock subgenre called "Grunge" is starting to take off. During this period, Nirvana release their album "Nevermind" and Pearl Jam release their album "Ten".
Basic facts and information about this date:
28 years, 10 months and 30 days have passed since August 12th, 1991.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1991.
Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on August 12th, 1991, will be 28 years of age.
People born in 1991 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 681951600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around August 12th, 1991:
September 3rd, 1991: 25 people are killed by a fire at an Imperial Foods chicken processing plant in North Carolina.
September 5th, 1991: "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M. wins Video of the Year at the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 12th, 1991, will have the star sign Leo.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1991 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
Native American Zodiac: August 12th, 1991 falls under the Salmon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Rugrats - Animated TV series about a group of toddlers.
The Ren & Stimpy Show - Animated cartoon series.
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.
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.
1991 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1991.
"Doug" - "Rugrats" - "The Ren & Stimpy Show" - "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)
Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
My Little Pony (figures)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of August:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.5 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
New York, USA: Temperature: 71.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 22.06 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
London, England: Temperature: 18.17 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on August 12th, 1991.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on August 12th, 1991 was probably conceived around the 2nd of November, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 12th, 1991 is the 21st of May, 1992. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Streets of Rage - A side-scrolling beat-em-up game that was released on the Sega.
Sonic the Hedgehog - A platform video game that was released for the Sega Mega Drive.
Battletoads - Platform video game.
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 12th, 1991.
10,561 days have passed since this date.
912,470,400 seconds have passed since the August 12th, 1991.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,064,548,800 times.
Since August 12th, 1991, earth has travelled approximately 470,834,726,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 152,078,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 78,472,454 steps. That's about 34,877 miles!
Since this date, 10,949,645 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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