December 16th, 1991

December 16th, 1991, fell on a Monday. It was day 350 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.

28 years, 7 months and 21 days have passed since December 16th, 1991.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 16th, 1991:

  • Kazakhstan declares its independence from the Soviet Union.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 16th, 1991:

  • United States: Black Or White - Michael Jackson
  • United Kingdom: Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives - Queen

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is December 16th, 1991 and it's a Monday. The Christmas season of 1991 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio. In America, the song Black Or White by Michael Jackson is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives by Queen 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. A civil war is continuing to rage on 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Magnum, P.I.", "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Roseanne" and "Home Improvement".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Battletoads", "Sonic the Hedgehog" and "Civilization". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Garfield and Friends", "Clarissa Explains It All" and "Dinosaurs". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Jenga", "Game Boy", "Polly Pocket" and "Super Soaker (water gun)".


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 December 16th, 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 Silence of the Lambs

    "The Silence of the Lambs" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1991.

  • 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.

  • 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".

  • The Soviet Union is dissolving.

    During this period, the Soviet Union was in its final stages of dissolving, as multiple countries in Eastern Europe had already declared their independence. On December 8, 1991, the presidents of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus agreed to dissolve the Soviet Union and replace it with the Commonwealth of Independent States. On the 21st of December, 1991, representatives from most of the Soviet republics also agreed to dissolve the union. Finally, on the 25th of December, 1991, president Mikhail Gorbachev stepped down and declared his office extinct.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 28 years, 7 months and 21 days have passed since December 16th, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 16th, 1991, will be 28 years of age.
  • People born in 1991 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 692841600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 16th, 1991:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 16th, 1991, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 16th, 1991 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might 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.
  • Family Matters - Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
  • Saved by the Bell - Comedy series about a group of friends in high school.
  • Seinfeld - Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.

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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of December:


Weather

Weather information for December 16th, 1991:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.8 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 17.8 degrees Fahrenheit. -7.89 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 11.68cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7.83 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on December 16th, 1991.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 16th, 1991 was probably conceived around the 8th of March, 1991. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 16th, 1991 is the 24th of September, 1992. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Civilization - A strategy game that was created by Sid Meier and Bruce Shelley.
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - The third installment in the series. Released on 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.
  • Battletoads - Platform video game.
  • Street Fighter II: The World Warrior - An arcade game that was released by Capcom.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 16th, 1991.

  • 10,462 days have passed since this date.
  • 903,913,200 seconds have passed since the December 16th, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,054,565,400 times.
  • Since December 16th, 1991, earth has travelled approximately 466,419,211,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 150,652,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 77,736,535 steps. That's about 34,550 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,846,958 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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