August 21st, 1991

August 21st, 1991, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 233 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.

29 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since August 21st, 1991.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 21st, 1991:

  • Latvia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 21st, 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 21st, 1991 and it's a Wednesday. The summer of 1991 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. 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. 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 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. Meanwhile, Estonia and Latvia have both declared their independence from the USSR. In the United States, North Carolina and New England are recovering in the aftermath of "Hurricane Bob", which has caused 1.5 USD billion in damage and left 17 people dead. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Cheers", "Sherlock Holmes" and "Dinosaurs".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse", "Battletoads", "Sonic the Hedgehog" and "Streets of Rage". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Danger Mouse", "Pingu" and "Full House". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Transformers", "Sylvanian Families", "Jenga" 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 21st, 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.

  • Grunge

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 29 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since August 21st, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 21st, 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 682729200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 21st, 1991:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 21st, 1991, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1991 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 21st, 1991 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

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)
  • 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 21st of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 21st, 1991:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.0 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 62.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 16.94 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 12.19cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 20.94 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 August 21st, 1991.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 21st, 1991 was probably conceived around the 11th of November, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 21st, 1991 is the 30th of May, 1992. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 21st, 1991.

  • 10,625 days have passed since this date.
  • 918,000,000 seconds have passed since the August 21st, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,071,000,000 times.
  • Since August 21st, 1991, earth has travelled approximately 473,688,000,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 153,000,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 78,948,000 steps. That's about 35,088 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,016,000 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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