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December 5th, 1991.

December 5th, 1991, was a Thursday. It was day 339 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.

29 years, 11 months and 28 days have passed since December 5th, 1991.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On this day.

What happened on December 5th, 1991?

  • Mass murderer Richard Speck dies from a heart attack.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 5th, 1991.

  • United States: Black Or White - Michael Jackson
  • United Kingdom: Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - George Michael & Elton John

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 5th, 1991.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Set Adrift On Memory Bliss - P.M. Dawn
  • When A Man Loves A Woman - Michael Bolton
  • Black Or White - Michael Jackson
  • It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday - Boyz II Men
  • Cream - Prince And The N.P.G.
Play the top hits from 1991.
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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" was at the top of the box office on December 5th, 1991.

Take me back to December 5th, 1991!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 5th, 1991 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1991 has just started.

In America, the song Black Or White by Michael Jackson is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by George Michael & Elton John is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 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.

The trial of four police officers for the beating of Rodney King back in March has recently been moved to Simi Valley, California. The decision has raised eyebrows as Simi Valley is a nearly all-white suburb. Pop star Michael Jackson has just released his album "Dangerous", which contains songs such as "Black or White" and "Remember the Time", In Europe, the Soviet Union is continuing to dissolve. In Ukraine, over 92% of people have voted for independence from the USSR.

American airline company "Pan Am" airways has just collapsed after 64 years of being in business. As a result, 7,500 people have lost their jobs. There are sighs of relief following the recent release of American journalist Terry A. Anderson, who had been held captive by his Lebanese kidnappers for over seven years. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Robert Reed and Anthony Perkins would be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Knots Landing", "Only Fools and Horses", "The Wonder Years" and "In the Heat of the Night". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "SimCity", "The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants" and "Battletoads". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Cosby Show", "The Wonder Years", "The Simpsons" and "Art Attack".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Screwball Scramble, Pogo ball / Lolo ball, Koosh Ball and Super Soaker (water gun).

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 December 5th, 1991.

  • 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 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.

  • Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 29 years, 11 months and 28 days have passed since December 5th, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 5th, 1991, will be 29 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1991 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 691891200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 5th, 1991.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 5th, 1991, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1991 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 5th, 1991 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

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.

TV shows from December, 1991.

Baywatch
Baywatch
Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.

Step by Step
Step by Step
American television sitcom.

Home Improvement
Home Improvement
Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.

Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
TV series about a family of dinosaurs.

One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.

Family Matters
Family Matters
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.

Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.

Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.

Roseanne
Roseanne
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.

In the Heat of the Night
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
The Wonder Years
A TV show that was set in the late sixties.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.

Full House
Full House
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.

Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.

Matlock
Matlock
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

MacGyver
MacGyver
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.

The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Night Court
Night Court
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

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.

Kids' TV shows on December 5th, 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?

Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

TaleSpin
TaleSpin

Rosie and Jim
Rosie and Jim

Blossom
Blossom

Art Attack
Art Attack

In Living Color
In Living Color

Round the Twist
Round the Twist

Mr. Bean
Mr. Bean

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Doogie Howser, M.D.
Doogie Howser, M.D.

Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Dink, the Little Dinosaur

Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice

Saved by the Bell
Saved by the Bell

Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers

Noozles
Noozles

Roseanne
Roseanne

Garfield and Friends
Garfield and Friends

Count Duckula
Count Duckula

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam

Full House
Full House

Adventures of the Little Koala
Adventures of the Little Koala

Married... with Children
Married... with Children

The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters

Pingu
Pingu

Growing Pains
Growing Pains

The Care Bears
The Care Bears

Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears

Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show

Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Popular toys and games in 1991.

Toys and games that were popular on this date 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)

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

Koosh Ball
Koosh Ball

Jenga
Jenga

Micro Machines
Micro Machines

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families

Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty

Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball

Transformers
Transformers

My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Super Castlevania IV 1991
Super Castlevania IV
Platform game released for the SNES.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 1991
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The third installment in the series. Released on the SNES.

F-16 Combat Pilot 1991
F-16 Combat Pilot
F-16 fighter flight simulator.

F-Zero 1991
F-Zero
Futuristic racing game was that was released for the SNES.

Streets of Rage 1991
Streets of Rage
A side-scrolling beat-em-up game that was released on the Sega.

Sonic the Hedgehog 1991
Sonic the Hedgehog
A platform video game that was released for the Sega Mega Drive.

Battletoads 1991
Battletoads
Platform video game.

The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 1991
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants
Platform video game that was released on multiple consoles.

Railroad Tycoon 1990
Railroad Tycoon
Business simulation game designed by Sid Meier.

Phantasy Star II 1990
Phantasy Star II
RPG game developed by SEGA.

SimCity 1989
SimCity
A city-building simulation game developed by Maxis.

Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.

Duck Hunt 1984
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 December 5th, 1997 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 5th.

Walt Disney

Business magnate. Deceased
Born on December 5th, 1901
He was not alive on this date.

Little Richard

Musician. Deceased
Born on December 5th, 1932
He turned 59 on this day in 1991.

Ronnie O'Sullivan

English snooker player.
Born on December 5th, 1975
He turned 16 on this day in 1991.

Frankie Muniz

Actor.
Born on December 5th, 1985
He turned 6 on this day in 1991.

Anthony Martial

Soccer player.
Born on December 5th, 1995
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Jules LeBlanc

American YouTuber.
Born on December 5th, 2004
She was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Weather on December 5th, 1991.

Historical weather information for December 5th, 1991.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.8 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 20.2 degrees Fahrenheit. -6.56 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.94 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on December 5th, 1991.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 5th, 1991.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 5th, 1991 was most likely conceived around March 14th, 1991.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 5th, 1991 is close to August 27th, 1992.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 5th, 1991.

  • A total of 10,955 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,565 weeks have passed.
  • 946,512,000 seconds have passed since the December 5th, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,104,264,000 times.
  • Since December 5th, 1991, the earth has travelled approximately 488,400,192,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 157,752,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 81,400,032 steps. That's about 36,178 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,358,144 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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