October 18th, 1991, was a Friday. It was day 291 of 1991. The decade was the Nineties.
31 years, 5 months and 2 days have passed since October 18th, 1991.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.
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These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 18th, 1991.
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The movie "Other People's Money" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.
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The date is October 18th, 1991, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
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 Other People's Money 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 and the KGB has been officially replaced by the SVR.
In Texas, 23 people have been killed in a mass shooting at Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Freddie Mercury, Robert Reed and Anthony Perkins would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Knots Landing", "Who's the Boss?", "In the Heat of the Night" and "Quantum Leap".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Phantasy Star II", "The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants" and "Sonic the Hedgehog". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Count Duckula", "Saved by the Bell" and "In Living Color". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of My Little Pony (figures), the Ghostbusters Proton Pack, the Game Boy and Super Soaker (water gun).
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on October 18th, 1991.
At the end of September in 1991, rock band Nirvana released their highly-successful album "Nevermind". The album contained tracks such as "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Come as You Are" and "Lithium".
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.
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".
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.
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.
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 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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1991.
Throughout 1991, the Soviet Union continued to dissolve, as multiple countries declared their independence.
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.
"Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole went on to win a Grammy for 1991's Song of the Year.
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.
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.
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 saw a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included clothes such as colored tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon-colored tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts, and ripped jeans.
By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist, plain-colored walls.
During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.
The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video games consoles during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
During this time, 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.
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.
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Television shows that people were watching in October, 1991.
Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.
Step by Step
American television sitcom.
Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.
TV series about a family of dinosaurs.
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.
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.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
Starring Jeremy Brett.
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
American soap opera.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1991.
The Adventures of Tintin
The Ren & Stimpy Show
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
In Living Color
Round the Twist
Doogie Howser, M.D.
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Saved by the Bell
Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
Garfield and Friends
The Wonder Years
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Adventures of the Little Koala
Married... with Children
The Real Ghostbusters
The Care Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Thomas the Tank Engine
The Cosby Show
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1991.
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The SEGA Game Gear
G.I. Joe (figures)
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Game Boy
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
My Little Pony (figures)
Cabbage Patch Kids
The Easy-Bake Oven
Popular video games that people were playing in October of 1991.
Futuristic racing game was that was released for the SNES.
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.
Platform video game.
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants
Platform video game that was released on multiple consoles.
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
A platform game that was originally released on the Sega Mega Drive.
Business simulation game designed by Sid Meier.
Phantasy Star II
RPG game developed by SEGA.
A city-building simulation game developed by Maxis.
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.
Light gun shooter game.
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 18th, 1997, instead.
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Historical weather information for October 18th, 1991.
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on October 18th, 1991.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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