BestOfDate

August 24th, 1991.

August 24th, 1991, was a Saturday. It was day 236 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.

29 years, 10 months and 30 days have passed since August 24th, 1991.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On this day.

What happened on August 24th, 1991?

  • Ukraine declares its independence from the Soviet Union.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 24th, 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
Play the top hits 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!
Hot Shots!

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Hot Shots!" was at the top of the box office on August 24th, 1991.

Take me back to August 24th, 1991!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 24th, 1991 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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 Hot Shots! 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". Australia is currently in shock after taxi driver Wade Frankum kills seven people in a shooting spree in Sydney, Australia.

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. In Europe, the Soviet Union is continuing to dissolve. Russia has restored the white, blue and red tricolour as its national flag. A recent coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev by Soviet hardliners has failed. The leaders of the coup have all been arrested in Moscow. Meanwhile, Ukraine, Estonia and Latvia have all recently declared their independence from the USSR. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Sherlock Holmes", "Family Matters", "One Foot in the Grave" and "Blossom".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "SimCity", "Railroad Tycoon", "Battletoads" and "Streets of Rage". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Full House", "Rosie and Jim", "Clarissa Explains It All" and "Rugrats". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Micro Machines, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures, G.I. Joe (figures) and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 24th, 1991.

  • The Super Nintendo.

    The Super Nintendo.

    In August of 1991, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System hit the shelves. In the first half of the 1990s, the Super Nintendo and the Sega Saturn were the dominant video game consoles.

  • Grunge.

    Grunge.

    A rock subgenre called "Grunge" was starting to take off in the later half of 1992. During this period, Nirvana released their album "Nevermind" and Pearl Jam released their album "Ten".

  • 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 as the Time Person of the Year in 1991. Turner was named as such because of CNN'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.

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

    During the 1990s, pagers achieved mainstream popularity. 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 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.

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video games console during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    During this time, a hand-held games 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.

    From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 29 years, 10 months and 30 days have passed since August 24th, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 24th, 1991, will be 29 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1991 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 682988400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 24th, 1991.

  • July 25th, 1991: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is charged with murder.
  • July 26th, 1991: Pee-wee Herman actor Paul Reubens is arrested in Florida for masturbating in an adult movie theater.
  • July 30th, 1991: Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti performs a free concert in London's Hyde Park.
  • July 31st, 1991: The United States and the Soviet Union agree to cut their nuclear weapons by nearly 35% over seven years.
  • August 2nd, 1991: Comedy spoof film Hot Shots! (1991) is released in movie theaters.
  • August 5th, 1991: Soccer: Peter Beardsley signs for Everton.
  • August 6th, 1991: Former Iranian Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar is assassinated in Paris, France.
  • August 11th, 1991: The first episode of "The Ren & Stimpy Show" is aired.
  • August 11th, 1991: The first episode of the cartoon TV series "Rugrats" is aired.
  • August 11th, 1991: The animated series "Doug" debuts on Nickelodeon.
  • August 12th, 1991: Metallica release their self-titled album "Metallica".
  • August 14th, 1991: The Commitments (1991) is released in cinemas.
  • August 17th, 1991: Strathfield Massacre: Taxi driver Wade Frankum shoots and kills seven people in Sydney, Australia.
  • August 19th, 1991: Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest.
  • August 19th, 1991: The Crown Heights riot begins in Brooklyn.
  • August 20th, 1991: Estonia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
  • August 21st, 1991: Latvia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
  • August 22nd, 1991: Soviet interior minister Boris Pugo commits suicide following a failed coup attempt against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
  • August 23rd, 1991: Defence minister Dmitri Yazov and KGB chief Vladimir Kryuchkov are arrested following a failed coup attempt against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
  • August 23rd, 1991: The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is released in North America.
  • This date: August 24th, 1991
  • August 25th, 1991: Michael Schumacher makes his Formula One debut.
  • 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.
  • September 6th, 1991: The Russian city of Leningrad is renamed as St. Petersburg.
  • September 10th, 1991: Nirvana release their single "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
  • September 17th, 1991: The first episode of "Home Improvement" is aired.
  • September 17th, 1991: The first version of Linux is released to the Internet.
  • September 18th, 1991: The game "Streets of Rage" is released on the Sega Genesis in North America.
  • September 19th, 1991: Otzi the Iceman is discovered in the Alps.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

View Personality Summary

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 24th, 1991, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1991 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 24th, 1991 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • One Foot in the Grave - British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
  • 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.
  • In the Heat of the Night - Drama series starring Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as detective Virgil Tibbs.
  • The Wonder Years - A TV show that was set in the late sixties.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Animated series about a team of four teenage turtles.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.
  • Full House - Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
  • Married... with Children - Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
  • Matlock - Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

Kid's TV shows on August 24th, 1991.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1991.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1991.

  • The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Lego Pirates
  • Polly Pocket
  • The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
  • The Game Boy
  • Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
  • The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse - A platform game that was originally released on the Sega Mega Drive.
  • Railroad Tycoon - Business simulation game designed by Sid Meier.
  • Wing Commander - A sci-fi space simulation game that was released for PC DOS.
  • Phantasy Star II - RPG game developed by SEGA.
  • Golden Axe - Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.
  • SimCity - City-building simulation game developed by Maxis.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out August 24th, 1997 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 24th.

Yasser Arafat

Palestinian leader. Deceased
Born on August 24th, 1929
He turned 62 on this day in 1991.

Vince McMahon

WWE owner.
Born on August 24th, 1945
He turned 46 on this day in 1991.

Reggie Miller

Basketball player.
Born on August 24th, 1965
He turned 26 on this day in 1991.

Dave Chappelle

Comedian.
Born on August 24th, 1973
He turned 18 on this day in 1991.

Chad Michael Murray

Actor.
Born on August 24th, 1981
He turned 10 on this day in 1991.

Rupert Grint

Actor.
Born on August 24th, 1988
He turned 3 on this day in 1991.

Weather on August 24th, 1991.

Historical weather information for August 24th, 1991.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.1 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 66.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.94 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.28 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on August 24th, 1991.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 24th, 1991.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 24th, 1991 was most likely conceived around the 14th of November, 1990.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 24th, 1991 is close to the 2nd of June, 1992.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on August 24th, 1991.

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 24th, 1991.

  • A total of 10,926 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,560 weeks have passed.
  • 944,006,400 seconds have passed since the August 24th, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,101,340,800 times.
  • Since August 24th, 1991, the earth has travelled approximately 487,107,302,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 157,334,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 81,184,550 steps. That's about 36,082 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,328,077 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Post a comment about this date.

Have something to say about August 24th, 1991?

All comments are moderated before they are published. We may edit comments to correct misspellings and grammar. We may also remove or redact personal information.

Search for another date.

It looks like you have reached the end! Try searching for another date.



Random dates.

Feeling lucky? Take a look at the list of random dates below.


« Previous Day
August 23, 1991
Next Day »
August 25, 1991

© 2014-2021 BestOfDate.com