September 17th, 1991

September 17th, 1991, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 260 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.

29 years, 7 months and 3 days have passed since September 17th, 1991.


On This Date

Events that occurred on September 17th, 1991:

  • The first version of Linux is released to the Internet.
  • The first episode of "Home Improvement" is aired.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 17th, 1991:

  • United States: I Adore Mi Amor - Color Me Badd
  • United Kingdom: (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Dead Again" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is September 17th, 1991 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves.

The earthy smells of fall have started to fill the air. In America, the song I Adore Mi Amor by Color Me Badd is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Dead Again 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 rock subgenre called "Grunge" is starting to rise in popularity.

In Europe, the Soviet Union is continuing to dissolve. Nirvana have just released their single "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Rock band Guns N' Roses have just released their albums "Use Your Illusion I" and "Use Your Illusion II". Meanwhile, a new sitcom called "Home Improvement", starring Tim Allen, has just been aired for the first time. A new operating system call Linux has been released on the Internet.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "'Allo 'Allo!", "Family Matters", "One Foot in the Grave" and "Blossom". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Railroad Tycoon", "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse" and "Battletoads". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Count Duckula", "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" and "Home Improvement".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Transformers", "Jenga", "Polly Pocket" and "The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)".


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 September 17th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, 7 months and 3 days have passed since September 17th, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 38 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 17th, 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 685062000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around September 17th, 1991:

  • 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 24th, 1991: Ukraine declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 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".
  • This date: September 17th, 1991
  • September 19th, 1991: Otzi the Iceman is discovered in the Alps.
  • September 24th, 1991: The album Nevermind is released by rock band Nirvana.
  • September 25th, 1991: Tupac Shakur releases his debut single "Trapped".
  • September 25th, 1991: Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie dies in prison.
  • September 28th, 1991: Miles Davis passes away.
  • October 2nd, 1991: The first episode of the animated TV show "The Adventures of Tintin" is aired.
  • October 3rd, 1991: Bill Clinton announces that he will seek the 1992 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
  • October 6th, 1991: Russian rock singer Igor Talkov is shot dead by his former manager in Leningrad.
  • October 6th, 1991: Elizabeth Taylor marries her seventh husband Larry Fortensky at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch.
  • October 11th, 1991: The KGB is replaced by the SVR.
  • October 16th, 1991: George Hennard kills himself after murdering 23 people in Killeen, Texas.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 17th, 1991, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Virgo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1991 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: September 17th, 1991 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Home Improvement - Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.
  • Darkwing Duck - Cartoon.
  • 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.

1991 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1991.

  • Home Improvement
  • Darkwing Duck
  • Taz-Mania
  • 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

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 17th of September:


Weather

Weather information for September 17th, 1991:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 71.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 21.83 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 9.14cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.5 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on September 17th, 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 September 17th, 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 September 17th, 1991 was probably conceived around the 8th of December, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 17th, 1991 is the 26th of June, 1992. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about September 17th, 1991.

  • 10,808 days have passed since this date.
  • 933,811,200 seconds have passed since the September 17th, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,089,446,400 times.
  • Since September 17th, 1991, earth has travelled approximately 481,846,579,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 155,635,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 80,307,763 steps. That's about 35,692 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,205,734 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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