August 31st, 1991

August 31st, 1991, fell on a Saturday. It was day 243 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.

29 years, 3 months and 1 days have passed since August 31st, 1991.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 31st, 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 "Hot Shots!" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 31st, 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. 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. In sports news, a new Formula One driver called Michael Schumacher has recently made his debut for the Jordan-Ford team.

Rap star Dr. Dre has been sentenced to 24 months probation after pleading no contest to charges that he assaulted a woman at a nightclub in Hollywood. 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. In response, the leaders of the coup have all been arrested and Russian president Boris Yeltsin has banned the Communist Party. Meanwhile, Ukraine, Estonia, Moldova and a list of other former Soviet states have all declared their independence from the USSR. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Only Fools and Horses", "Full House", "One Foot in the Grave" and "Rugrats".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "SimCity", "Wing Commander", "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse" and "Battletoads". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Doogie Howser, M.D.", "Blossom" and "Rosie and Jim". Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "My Little Pony (figures)", "Transformers" and "Sylvanian Families".


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 31st, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 29 years, 3 months and 1 days have passed since August 31st, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 31st, 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 683593200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 31st, 1991:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 31st, 1991, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 31st, 1991 falls under the Bear.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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
  • 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:

  • The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
  • 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 31st of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 31st, 1991:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 22.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 23 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 20.33 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on August 31st, 1991?

  • 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 31st, 1991?

  • John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 31st, 1991 was probably conceived around the 21st of November, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 31st, 1991 is the 9th of June, 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.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 31st, 1991.

  • 10,685 days have passed since this date.
  • 923,187,600 seconds have passed since the August 31st, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,077,052,200 times.
  • Since August 31st, 1991, earth has travelled approximately 476,364,801,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 153,864,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 79,394,134 steps. That's about 35,286 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,078,251 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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