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October 2, 1991

October 2, 1991, was a Wednesday. It was 32 years, 9 months, and 10 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on October 2, 1991?

  • The first episode of the animated TV show "The Adventures of Tintin" is aired.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 2, 1991:

  • United States: "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark
  • United Kingdom: "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 2, 1991

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • I Adore Mi Amor - Color Me Badd
  • Good Vibrations - Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch Featuring Loleatta Holloway
  • Motownphilly - Boyz II Men
  • Emotions - Mariah Carey
  • Love Of A Lifetime - Firehouse
Play the top songs 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!
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare" was at the top of the box office on October 2, 1991.

Facts

This date was 11,972 days ago. Approximately 399 months have passed. It was the 275th day of 1991, in week 40. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 32 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. The Earth has experienced 133 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to October 2, 1991

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Wednesday, October 2, 1991. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker. There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. In America, the song "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark is at the top of the singles charts, while "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams is the number-one song in the UK.

George W. Bush Snr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare is at the top of the box office. John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, most people have never heard of the Internet.

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 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. In France, Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie has just died in prison.

Tributes are pouring in for American musician Miles Davis, who has passed away at the age of 65. Davis' doctor has announced that the famous jazz trumpeter died of a stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure. In Croatia, the Yugoslav Army is laying siege to the city of Dubrovnik. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Freddie Mercury, Benny Hill, Robert Reed, and Anthony Perkins would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "MacGyver", "Full House", "Quantum Leap", and "Step by Step". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "SimCity", "Railroad Tycoon", "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse", and "Streets of Rage". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Adventures of the Gummi Bears", "The Real Ghostbusters", "Saved by the Bell", and "Dink, the Little Dinosaur".

Popular toys at the moment include the Easy-Bake Oven, Transformers, G.I. Joe (figures), and the SEGA Game Gear.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 2, 1991.

  • Nirvana release their album "Nevermind".

    Nirvana release their album "Nevermind"

    Nirvana released their highly successful album "Nevermind" at the end of September 1991. The album contained tracks such as "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Come as You Are", and "Lithium".
  • Streets of Rage.

    Streets of Rage

    In September 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.
  • 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 Genesis were the dominant video game consoles.
  • Grunge.

    Grunge

    A rock subgenre called "Grunge" was starting to take off in the latter 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 Time Person of the Year in 1991 due to his network'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

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

    Pagers achieved mainstream popularity during the 1990s. 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 was largely a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included colored tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon-colored tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts, and ripped jeans.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video game consoles. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy

    A hand-held game 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

    VCRs became a common household item in the mid-1980s. By that stage, prices had started to drop. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on October 2, 1991.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to October 2, 1991.

  • September 3, 1991: 25 people are killed by a fire at an Imperial Foods chicken processing plant in North Carolina.
  • September 5, 1991: "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M. wins Video of the Year at the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • September 6, 1991: The Russian city of Leningrad is renamed as St. Petersburg.
  • September 9, 1991: The first episode of The Maury Povich Show is aired on television.
  • September 10, 1991: Nirvana releases their single "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
  • September 17, 1991:
    • The first episode of "Home Improvement" is aired.
    • The first version of Linux is released to the Internet.
  • September 18, 1991: The game "Streets of Rage" is released on the Sega Genesis in North America.
  • September 19, 1991: Otzi the Iceman is discovered in the Alps.
  • September 24, 1991: The album Nevermind is released by rock band Nirvana.
  • September 25, 1991:
    • Tupac Shakur releases his debut single "Trapped".
    • Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie dies in prison.
  • September 28, 1991: American trumpeter Miles Davis dies at the age of 65.
  • September 29, 1991: Golf: The United States wins the 1991 Ryder Cup at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina.
  • September 30, 1991: The first episode of Jerry Springer is aired on TV.
  • This date: October 2, 1991
  • October 3, 1991: Bill Clinton announces that he will seeking the 1992 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
  • October 6, 1991:
    • Russian rock singer Igor Talkov is shot dead by his former manager in Leningrad.
    • Elizabeth Taylor marries her seventh husband Larry Fortensky at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch.
  • October 11, 1991: The KGB is replaced by the SVR.
  • October 16, 1991: George Hennard kills himself after murdering 23 people in Killeen, Texas.
  • October 20, 1991: Over 1,000 people are killed after an earthquake hits Uttarkashi, India.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 2, 1991, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1991 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 2, 1991 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1991

Television shows that people were watching in October 1991:

TV shows from October 1991.

Baywatch
Baywatch
Step by Step
Step by Step
Home Improvement
Home Improvement
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
Family Matters
Family Matters
Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
Roseanne
Roseanne
In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation

Cars in 1991

1991 saw the introduction of cars such as the Ford Taurus (second generation), the Honda Civic (fifth generation), the Peugeot 106, the Toyota Paseo, the Volkswagen Golf Mk3, and the Audi S4.

Cars in 1991.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on October 2, 1991

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1991:

The Adventures of Tintin
The Adventures of Tintin
Home Improvement
Home Improvement
Darkwing Duck
Darkwing Duck

Taz-Mania
Taz-Mania
Doug
Doug
Rugrats
Rugrats
The Ren & Stimpy Show
The Ren & Stimpy Show
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
Clarissa Explains It All
Clarissa Explains It All
The Adventures of Pete & Pete
The Adventures of Pete & Pete
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1991

Toys and games that were popular in 1991:

Super Soaker (water gun)
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The SEGA Game Gear
The SEGA Game Gear
G.I. Joe (figures)
G.I. Joe (figures)
Fear Street books
Fear Street books
Yo-yo
Yo-yo
Lego Pirates
Lego Pirates
Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Game Boy
The Game Boy
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in October 1991.

F-Zero 1991
F-Zero
Streets of Rage 1991
Streets of Rage
Sonic the Hedgehog 1991
Sonic the Hedgehog
Battletoads 1991
Battletoads
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 1991
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse 1990
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Railroad Tycoon 1990
Railroad Tycoon
Phantasy Star II 1990
Phantasy Star II
SimCity 1989
SimCity
Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt

Were you born on October 2, 1991?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out October 2, 1997, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 2.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Activist Deceased
Born on October 2, 1869
He was not alive on this date.

Johnnie Cochran

Johnnie Cochran

American lawyer Deceased
Born on October 2, 1937
He turned 54 on this day in 1991.

Sting

Sting

Singer
Born on October 2, 1951
He turned 40 on this day in 1991.

Lorraine Bracco

Lorraine Bracco

Actress
Born on October 2, 1954
She turned 37 on this day in 1991.

Yokozuna

Yokozuna

Wrestler Deceased
Born on October 2, 1966
He turned 25 on this day in 1991.

Proof

Proof

Rapper Deceased
Born on October 2, 1973
He turned 18 on this day in 1991.

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock

British politician
Born on October 2, 1978
He turned 13 on this day in 1991.

Huda Kattan

Huda Kattan

Makeup artist
Born on October 2, 1983
She turned 8 on this day in 1991.

USA

US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on October 2, 1991.

UK

UK Prime Minister

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 2, 1991 was most likely conceived around January 9, 1991.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 2, 1991 is close to June 24, 1992.

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Stats for October 2, 1991

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 2, 1991:

  • 11,972 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,710 weeks have passed.
  • 1,034,380,800 seconds have passed since October 2, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,206,777,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 533,740,492,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 172,396,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 88,956,749 steps. That's roughly 39,536 miles.
  • 12,412,570 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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