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December 25th, 1991.

December 25th, 1991, was a Wednesday. It was day 359 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.

29 years, 6 months and 29 days have passed since December 25th, 1991.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on December 25th, 1991?

  • Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as president of the Soviet Union.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 25th, 1991.

  • United States: Black Or White - Michael Jackson
  • United Kingdom: Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives - Queen
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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 25th, 1991.

Take me back to December 25th, 1991!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 25th, 1991 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. It's Christmas Day of 1991, so most people are exchanging presents and spending time at home with their families.

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.

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 soccer, French striker Jean-Pierre Papin has won the 1991 Ballon d'Or.

In Europe, the Soviet Union is coming to an end. The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine have agreed to dissolve the union. Meanwhile, Mikhail Gorbachev has been left with no other choice but to resign as the president of the Soviet Union. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Cosby Show", "The Wonder Years", "One Foot in the Grave" and "Dinosaurs". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "SimCity", "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past", "Super Castlevania IV" and "Civilization".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Full House", "The Wonder Years" and "Rugrats". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures, the Game Boy, Yo-yo and G.I. Joe (figures).

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 25th, 1991.

  • Gorbachev resigns.

    Gorbachev resigns.

    On Christmas day in 1991, Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev stepped down.

  • The Soviet Union is dissolving.

    The Soviet Union is dissolving.

    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.

  • 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 Saturn 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, 6 months and 29 days have passed since December 25th, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 25th, 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 693619200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 25th, 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 25th, 1991, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1991 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 25th, 1991 falls under the Goose.
  • 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.

  • Baywatch - Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.
  • 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.
  • Seinfeld - Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
  • Quantum Leap - TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.
  • Roseanne - Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.
  • 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 - A TV show that was set in the late sixties.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Animated series about a team of four teenage turtles.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.

Kid's TV shows on December 25th, 1991.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1991.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1991.

  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Lego Pirates
  • Polly Pocket
  • The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
  • The Game Boy
  • Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
  • The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Civilization - A strategy game that was created by Sid Meier and Bruce Shelley.
  • Super Castlevania IV - Platform game released for the SNES.
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - The third installment in the series. Released on the SNES.
  • F-16 Combat Pilot - F-16 fighter flight simulator.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 25th, 1997 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 25th.

Humphrey Bogart

Actor. Deceased
Born on December 25th, 1899
He was not alive on this date.

Jimmy Buffett

Singer.
Born on December 25th, 1946
He turned 45 on this day in 1991.

Annie Lennox

Singer.
Born on December 25th, 1954
She turned 37 on this day in 1991.

Shane MacGowan

Singer.
Born on December 25th, 1957
He turned 34 on this day in 1991.

Dido

Singer.
Born on December 25th, 1971
She turned 20 on this day in 1991.

Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister.
Born on December 25th, 1971
He turned 20 on this day in 1991.

Adut Akech

Model.
Born on December 25th, 1999
She was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 25th of December.

  • Christmas Day

Weather on December 25th, 1991.

Historical weather information for December 25th, 1991.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 27.3 degrees Fahrenheit. -2.61 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 4.06cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 3.17 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.25cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on December 25th, 1991.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 25th, 1991.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 25th, 1991 was most likely conceived around the 17th of March, 1991.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 25th, 1991 is close to the 3rd of October, 1992.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 25th, 1991.

  • A total of 10,804 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,543 weeks have passed.
  • 933,462,000 seconds have passed since the December 25th, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,089,039,000 times.
  • Since December 25th, 1991, the earth has travelled approximately 481,666,392,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 155,577,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 80,277,732 steps. That's about 35,679 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,201,544 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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