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September 18th, 1991.

September 18th, 1991, was a Wednesday. It was day 261 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.

30 years and 2 days have passed since September 18th, 1991.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On this day.

What happened on September 18th, 1991?

  • The game "Streets of Rage" is released on the Sega Genesis in North America.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 18th, 1991.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Dead Again" was at the top of the box office on September 18th, 1991.

Take me back to September 18th, 1991!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 18th, 1991 and it's a Wednesday. 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. Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, the vast majority of people still have no idea what "the Internet" is.

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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Miles Davis, Freddie Mercury, Robert Reed and Anthony Perkins would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Knots Landing", "The Golden Girls", "Quantum Leap" and "The Ren & Stimpy Show".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "SimCity", "Golden Axe", "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse" and "Battletoads". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Garfield and Friends", "Blossom", "Rosie and Jim" and "Doug". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, the Ghostbusters Proton Pack, Polly Pocket and Lego Pirates.

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 September 18th, 1991.

  • Streets of Rage.

    Streets of Rage.

    In September of 1991, the popular beat-em-up video game "Streets of Rage" was released on the Sega Genesis in North America. The following month, it was released in Europe.

  • Home Improvement.

    Home Improvement.

    On September 17th, 1991, the first episode of the sitcom Home Improvement was aired on ABC.

  • Smells Like Teen Spirit.

    Smells Like Teen Spirit.

    In September of 1991, rock band Nirvana released their hit song "Smells Like Teen Spirit".

  • 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.

  • 30 years and 2 days have passed since September 18th, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 38 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 18th, 1991, will be 30 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1991 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 685148400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around September 18th, 1991.

  • August 19th, 1991: August Coup: Hardline communist leaders put Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev under house arrest.
  • August 19th, 1991: A race riot breaks out in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York.
  • August 20th, 1991: Estonia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
  • August 20th, 1991: 100,000 people gather in Moscow to protest against the attempted coup against President Mikhail Gorbachev.
  • August 20th, 1991: Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino becomes the highest paid player in the NFL.
  • August 21st, 1991: Latvia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
  • August 21st, 1991: A coup by hardline communists against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.
  • 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.
  • August 23rd, 1991: The World Wide Web is made available to the public.
  • August 24th, 1991: Ukraine declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
  • August 24th, 1991: Mikhail Gorbachev steps down as the head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • August 25th, 1991: Michael Schumacher makes his Formula One debut.
  • August 25th, 1991: Croatian War of Independence: The Yugoslav People's Army and Serb paramilitary forces lay siege to the Croatian city of Vukovar.
  • August 25th, 1991: Belarus leaves the Soviet Union and becomes an independent nation.
  • August 27th, 1991: Moldova declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
  • August 29th, 1991: Italian businessman Libero Grassi is shot dead by the Sicilian Mafia after he publicly refuses their extortion demands.
  • August 29th, 1991: All activities of the Soviet Communist Party are suspended following a failed coup attempt.
  • 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 releases 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.
  • This date: September 18th, 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: American trumpeter Miles Davis dies at the age of 65.
  • 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.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 18th, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 18th, 1991 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on September 18th, 1991.

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

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 - A 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 September 18th, 1997 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on September 18th.

John McAfee

Computer programmer. Deceased
Born on September 18th, 1945
He turned 46 on this day in 1991.

James Gandolfini

Actor. Deceased
Born on September 18th, 1961
He turned 30 on this day in 1991.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Actress.
Born on September 18th, 1971
She turned 20 on this day in 1991.

Xzibit

Rapper / Television host.
Born on September 18th, 1974
He turned 17 on this day in 1991.

Ronaldo

Brazilian soccer player.
Born on September 18th, 1976
He turned 15 on this day in 1991.

Christian Pulisic

Soccer player.
Born on September 18th, 1998
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Weather on September 18th, 1991.

Historical weather information for September 18th, 1991.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.6 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 65.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.78 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.89 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on September 18th, 1991.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 18th, 1991.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 18th, 1991 was most likely conceived around the 9th of December, 1990.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 18th, 1991 is close to the 27th of June, 1992.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 18th, 1991.

  • A total of 10,960 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,565 weeks have passed.
  • 946,944,000 seconds have passed since the September 18th, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,104,768,000 times.
  • Since September 18th, 1991, the earth has travelled approximately 488,623,104,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 157,824,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 81,437,184 steps. That's about 36,194 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,363,328 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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