December 12, 1991

December 12, 1991, was a Thursday. It was 32 years, 6 months, and 11 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on December 12, 1991?

  • Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford are married in Las Vegas.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on December 12, 1991:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 12, 1991

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

  • Black Or White - Michael Jackson
  • When A Man Loves A Woman - Michael Bolton
  • Set Adrift On Memory Bliss - P.M. Dawn
  • It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday - Boyz II Men
  • All 4 Love - Color Me Badd
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!
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 this day.


This date was 11,883 days ago. Approximately 396 months have passed. It was the 346th day of 1991, in week 50. The decade was the nineties. The end of 1991 was just 19 days away. People born on this day are currently 32 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. We have gone through approximately 132 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to December 12, 1991

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

It is Thursday, December 12, 1991. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1991 is in full swing. People are putting up their decorations and festive songs are playing on the radio.

In America, the song "Black Or White" by Michael Jackson is at the top of the singles charts, while "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" by George Michael & Elton John is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Snr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 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 coming to an end as the leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine agree to dissolve the union.

The film Hook, starring Robin Williams, is showing in movie theaters. In celebrity news, actor Richard Gere has married supermodel Cindy Crawford at a ceremony in Las Vegas. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Benny Hill, Robert Reed, Anthony Perkins, and Chuck Connors would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Knots Landing", "Star Trek: The Next Generation", and "The Wonder Years". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "SimCity", "Railroad Tycoon", "F-16 Combat Pilot", and "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Growing Pains", "Dink, the Little Dinosaur", "Doogie Howser, M.D.", and "Doug".

Popular toys at the moment include Sylvanian Families, Polly Pocket, Fear Street books, and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 12, 1991.

  • Christmas 1991.

    Christmas 1991

    The Christmas period of 1991 was in full swing by this stage. The decorations were up, festive music was playing on the radio, people were feeling stressed, retail stores were filled with shoppers, and everyone was making plans for the big day.
  • The Soviet Union is dissolving.

    The Soviet Union is dissolving

    The Soviet Union was in its final stages of dissolution, as multiple countries in Eastern Europe had already declared their independence. On December 8th, 1991, the presidents of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus agreed to dissolve the union and replace it with the Commonwealth of Independent States. On December 21st, 1991, representatives from most of the Soviet republics also agreed to dissolve the union. Finally, on Christmas Day, USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev stepped down and declared his office extinct.
  • 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.


    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.
  • 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

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to December 12, 1991.

  • November 12, 1991: Tupac Shakur releases his debut album "2Pacalypse Now".
  • November 13, 1991: Mobster Sammy Gravano agrees to turn state's evidence.
  • November 22, 1991:
    • The animated movie Beauty and the Beast (1991) is released.
    • The Addams Family (1991) is released in movie theaters.
  • November 23, 1991:
    • A public statement from Queen frontman Freddie Mercury confirms that he has AIDS.
    • The Homecoming: Heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield defeats challenger Bert Cooper via a 7th round TKO.
  • November 24, 1991:
    • Queen front man Freddie Mercury dies from AIDS at the age of 45.
    • KISS drummer Eric Carr dies from complications of heart cancer.
  • November 26, 1991: Michael Jackson releases the album Dangerous, which contains songs such as "Black or White" and "Remember the Time".
  • December 1, 1991: Ukraine votes for independence from the Soviet Union.
  • December 4, 1991:
    • Airline company Pan Am collapses.
    • American journalist Terry A. Anderson is released as a hostage in Beirut after seven years of captivity.
  • December 5, 1991: Mass murderer Richard Speck dies from a heart attack.
  • December 6, 1991:
    • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) is released.
    • After a seven-month-long siege, the Yugoslav People's Army begins to bombard the Croatian city of Dubrovnik.
  • December 8, 1991: Russia, Ukraine and Belarus sign an agreement to dissolve the Soviet Union.
  • December 11, 1991: The fantasy film "Hook", starring Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman, is released in movie theaters.
  • This date: December 12, 1991
  • December 14, 1991: Soviet Union collapse: Russian President Boris Yeltsin warns that it may take another year before Russia's "devastated" economy has stabilized.
  • December 16, 1991: Kazakhstan declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
  • December 17, 1991: White House Marlin Fitzwater admits that the United States is still "mired" in a recession.
  • December 18, 1991:
    • General Motors announces that it will be closing 21 plants and laying off 74,000 people in North America.
    • It is reported that the Soviet Union will be ending after more than 74 years.
  • December 20, 1991:
    • The movie Father of the Bride (1991) is released.
    • Labor leader Paul Keating becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia.
  • December 24, 1991: French footballer Jean-Pierre Papin is awarded the 1991 Ballon d'Or.
  • December 25, 1991: Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as president of the Soviet Union.
  • December 26, 1991:
    • The Soviet Union is dissolved.
    • The Cold War ends.
  • January 5, 1992: Kelly Dae Wilson goes missing in Gilmer, Texas.
  • January 8, 1992:
    • Eric Clapton releases the song "Tears in Heaven".
    • George H. W. Bush falls violently ill at a televised state dinner in Japan.
  • January 10, 1992: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) is released.
  • January 11, 1992: Shanda Sharer is tortured and burned to death in Madison, Indiana by 4 teenage girls.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 12, 1991, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 12, 1991 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on December 12, 1991

TV audiences were watching the following shows on December 12, 1991:

TV shows from December 1991.

Step by Step
Step by Step
Home Improvement
Home Improvement
One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
Family Matters
Family Matters
Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
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 December 12, 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

The Ren & Stimpy Show
The Ren & Stimpy Show
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?

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
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 December 1991.

Super Castlevania IV 1991
Super Castlevania IV
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 1991
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
F-16 Combat Pilot 1991
F-16 Combat Pilot
F-Zero 1991
Streets of Rage 1991
Streets of Rage
Sonic the Hedgehog 1991
Sonic the Hedgehog
Battletoads 1991
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 1991
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants
Railroad Tycoon 1990
Railroad Tycoon
Phantasy Star II 1990
Phantasy Star II
SimCity 1989
Paperboy 1986

Were you born on December 12, 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 December 12, 1997, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 12.

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

Singer Deceased
Born on December 12, 1915
He turned 76 on this day in 1991.

Bob Barker

Bob Barker

Game show host Deceased
Born on December 12, 1923
He turned 68 on this day in 1991.

Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly

Born on December 12, 1970
She turned 21 on this day in 1991.

Kimberly Loaiza

Kimberly Loaiza

Mexican singer
Born on December 12, 1997
She was born exactly 6 years after this date.


US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on December 12, 1991.


UK Prime Minister

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 12, 1991 was most likely conceived around March 21, 1991.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 12, 1991 is close to September 3, 1992.

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Stats for December 12, 1991


Here are some interesting statistics about December 12, 1991:

  • 11,883 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,697 weeks have passed.
  • 1,026,687,600 seconds have passed since December 12, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,197,802,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 529,770,801,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 171,114,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 88,295,134 steps. That's roughly 39,242 miles.
  • 12,320,251 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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