December 16th, 1991, was a Monday. It was day 350 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.
29 years, 5 months and 27 days have passed since December 16th, 1991.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.
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The movie "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" was at the top of the box office on December 16th, 1991.
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At this time, the Soviet Union was in its final stages of dissolving, 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 Soviet 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.
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 Saturn 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on December 16th, 1991.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 16th, 1991.
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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