October 20th, 1991

October 20th, 1991, fell on a Sunday. It was day 293 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.

29 years, 6 months and 2 days have passed since October 20th, 1991.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 20th, 1991:

  • Over 1,000 people are killed after an earthquake hits Uttarkashi, India.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 20th, 1991:

  • United States: Emotions - Mariah Carey
  • 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 "Other People's Money" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is October 20th, 1991 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people are enjoying their 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. Halloween of 1991 is quickly approaching and stores are selling costumes and decorations.

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. 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. A firestorm in Oakland Hills in California has claimed the loves of 25 people and destroyed thousands of homes. The cost of the damage is estimated to be $1.5 billion USD. In India, more than 1,000 people have lost their lives in an earthquake near Uttarkashi.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Who's the Boss?", "MacGyver", "Full House" and "The Ren & Stimpy Show". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Phantasy Star II", "Railroad Tycoon" and "Sonic the Hedgehog". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Adventures of the Little Koala", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "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 "Game Boy", "Yo-yo", "G.I. Joe (figures)" 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 October 20th, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 29 years, 6 months and 2 days have passed since October 20th, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 20th, 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 687913200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 20th, 1991:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 20th, 1991, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1991 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 20th, 1991 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

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.

  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • 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:

  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • 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.
  • Phantasy Star II - RPG game developed by SEGA.
  • 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 20th of October:


Weather

Weather information for October 20th, 1991:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.6 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 39.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 4.33 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 1.78cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 5.78 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on October 20th, 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 October 20th, 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 October 20th, 1991 was probably conceived around the 10th of January, 1991. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 20th, 1991 is the 29th of July, 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 October 20th, 1991.

  • 10,777 days have passed since this date.
  • 931,132,800 seconds have passed since the October 20th, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,086,321,600 times.
  • Since October 20th, 1991, earth has travelled approximately 480,464,524,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 155,188,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 80,077,421 steps. That's about 35,590 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,173,594 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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