August 19th, 1991, fell on a Monday. It was day 231 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.
29 years, 5 months and 4 days have passed since August 19th, 1991.
On This Date
Events that occurred on August 19th, 1991:
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 19th, 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 19th, 1991 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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. 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.
A photograph of pregnant actress Demi Moore posing naked on the cover of Vanity Fair is currently receiving a lot of attention from the media. A rock subgenre called "Grunge" is starting to rise in popularity. A new cartoon series called "Rugrats" has just been aired on Nickelodeon for the first time. Meanwhile, another cartoon called "The Ren & Stimpy Show" has also been broadcast on the network for the first time.
Heavy metal band Metallica have just released their self-titled album "Metallica". A new musical comedy-drama film called "The Commitments" has just hit the big screen. Australia is currently in shock after taxi driver Wade Frankum kills seven people in a shooting spree in Sydney, Australia.
In the United States, Hurricane Bob is currently hitting North Carolina and New England. In Europe, the Soviet Union is continuing to dissolve. Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has been put under house arrest in Crimea in what seems to be a coup attempt. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Murder, She Wrote", "The Golden Girls" and "Roseanne".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "SimCity", "Phantasy Star II" and "Sonic the Hedgehog". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Muppet Babies", "Pingu", "Adventures of the Little Koala" and "Noozles". Popular toys include the likes of "My Little Pony (figures)", "Sylvanian Families", "Micro Machines" and "Game Boy".
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 19th, 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.
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:
29 years, 5 months and 4 days have passed since August 19th, 1991.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1991.
Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on August 19th, 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 682556400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around August 19th, 1991:
July 22nd, 1991: Boxer Mike Tyson is charged with the rape of Miss Black America contestant Desiree Washington.
July 22nd, 1991: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested after remains are found in his apartment.
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 19th, 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 August 19th, 1991 was probably conceived around the 9th of November, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 19th, 1991 is the 28th of May, 1992. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 19th, 1991.
10,750 days have passed since this date.
928,803,600 seconds have passed since the August 19th, 1991.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,083,604,200 times.
Since August 19th, 1991, earth has travelled approximately 479,262,657,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 154,800,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 79,877,110 steps. That's about 35,501 miles!
Since this date, 11,145,643 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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