October 8th, 1991, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 281 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.
29 years, 6 months and 14 days have passed since October 8th, 1991.
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The date is October 8th, 1991 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.
Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Emotions by Mariah Carey 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 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare 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. 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 US politics, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton has just announced that he will be seeking the 1992 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
Actress Elizabeth Taylor has just married construction worker Larry Fortensky, who is 20 years younger than her. This is Taylor's 8th marriage. In Croatia, the Yugoslav Army are currently laying siege to the city of Dubrovnik. It has also recently bombed the office of Croatian President Franjo Tuđman. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "'Allo 'Allo!", "The Wonder Years", "Saved by the Bell" and "Dinosaurs".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Phantasy Star II", "Sonic the Hedgehog" and "Streets of Rage". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Doogie Howser, M.D.", "The Simpsons", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "The Ren & Stimpy Show". Popular toys include the likes of "Micro Machines", "Sega Genesis / Mega Drive", "Yo-yo" and "Super Soaker (water gun)".
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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.
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.
"Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole would go on to win a Grammy for 1991's Song of the Year.
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.
Throughout 1991, the Soviet Union continues to dissolve, as multiple countries declare their independence.
"The Silence of the Lambs" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Irish singer Sinead O' Connor causes controversy when she rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live.
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