December 26, 1991

December 26, 1991, was a Thursday. It was 32 years, 5 months, and 28 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day


Notable events that occurred on December 26, 1991:

  • The Soviet Union is dissolved.
  • The Cold War ends.
Song charts

Popular songs

On December 26, 1991, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

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

The music charts on December 26, 1991

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

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

The top movie on this day was "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country".


This date was 11,869 days ago. Approximately 396 months have passed. It was the 360th day of 1991, in week 52. The decade was the nineties. The start of 1992 was just 5 days away. People born on this day are currently 32 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 132 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to December 26, 1991

Let's go back to the nineties.

It is Thursday, December 26, 1991. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Christmas Day of 1991 has just passed, and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season.

In America, the song "Black Or White" by Michael Jackson is at the top of the singles charts, while "Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives" by Queen 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 soccer, French striker Jean-Pierre Papin has won the 1991 Ballon d'Or.

In Europe, the Soviet Union has officially come to an end. Russia has renamed itself as the Russian Federation. Mikhail Gorbachev has resigned from his position as the president of the Soviet Union and the Supreme Soviet body has met for the last time to formally dissolve the union. 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 "Only Fools and Horses", "MacGyver", "Roseanne", and "Quantum Leap".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Battletoads", "Streets of Rage", "F-Zero", and "QuackShot". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Married... with Children", "The Wonder Years", "Mr. Bean", and "Art Attack". Popular toys at the moment include My Little Pony (figures), the Ghostbusters Proton Pack, the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive, and Polly Pocket.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 26, 1991.

  • Christmas Day 1991 has just passed.

    Christmas Day 1991 has just passed

    Christmas Day of 1991 had just passed. Many people were relaxing, meeting up with friends, and spending time with their families.
  • Gorbachev resigns.

    Gorbachev resigns

    Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev officially stepped down on Christmas Day in 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.


    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 26, 1991.

  • 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.
  • December 12, 1991: Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford are married in Las Vegas.
  • 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.
  • This date: December 26, 1991
  • 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.
  • January 17, 1992: The film Juice (1992), starring Tupac Shakur, is released in movie theaters.
  • January 20, 1992: 87 people are killed when Air Inter Flight 148 crashes into a mountain near Strasbourg, France.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 26, 1991, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 26, 1991 falls under the Goose.
  • 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 shows in 1991

In December 1991, TV audiences were watching the following series:

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 26, 1991

If you were a kid on December 26, 1991, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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.

QuackShot 1991
Civilization 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

Were you born on December 26, 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 26, 1997, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 26.

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong

Chinese leader Deceased
Born on December 26, 1893
He was not alive on this date.

Phil Spector

Phil Spector

American record producer Deceased
Born on December 26, 1939
He turned 52 on this day in 1991.

Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich

Born on December 26, 1963
He turned 28 on this day in 1991.

Jade Thirlwall

Jade Thirlwall

Little Mix
Born on December 26, 1992
She was born exactly one year after this date.



TikTok personality Deceased
Born on December 26, 2002
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.



National holidays and famous events that fall on December 26:


US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on December 26, 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 26, 1991 was most likely conceived around April 4, 1991.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 26, 1991 is close to September 17, 1992.

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Stats for December 26, 1991


Here are some interesting statistics about December 26, 1991:

  • 11,869 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,695 weeks have passed.
  • 1,025,478,000 seconds have passed since December 26, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,196,391,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 529,146,648,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 170,913,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 88,191,108 steps. That's roughly 39,196 miles.
  • 12,305,736 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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