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1991


Jan
14
Release: Release of Innuendo by QueenRelease of Innuendo by Queen (1991)Another Top 10 Animated Music Videos

16
The United States goes to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf WarThe United States goes to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War [U.S. Time] (1991)Persian Gulf War: Timeline of Operation Desert Storm

17
Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morningGulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morning. Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation (1991)Persian Gulf War: Timeline of Operation Desert Storm
Top 10 Defining Moments of 1990s America

26
Birthday of Manti Te'oBirthday of Manti Te'o (1991)Top 10 Hoaxes of All Time

Feb
6
Debut of Street Fighter IIDebut of the arcade video game classic, Street Fighter II (1991)Top 10 Tournament Fighting Game Franchises
Top 10 Game Over Screens

9
Release: Street Fighter 2 is released in JapanIt's not known when the game first appeared in North America, but on this day the most popular fighting game franchise had its most successful version released in the arcades.Top 10 Capcom Games

11
Birthday of Never Shout Never's Christofer IngleBirthday of Christofer Ingle [Never Shout Never] (1991)Meet Never Shout Never a.k.a. Christofer Drew Ingle

14
Release: The Silence of the Lambs is releasedThe film The Silence of the Lambs is released (1991)Top 10 Movies of the 1990s
Top 10 Greatest Best Picture Oscar-Winning Movies
Top 10 Best Horror Movie Masks
Top 10 Career Defining Movies
Top 10 Iconic Movie Villains
Top 10 Improvised Movie Moments
Top 10 Movies Where the Bad Guy Wins

21
Release: The Simpsons episode Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? first airsThe Simpsons episode Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? first airs (1991)Top 10 Guest Stars on The Simpsons (Who Play Characters)

26
Release: Mama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J is releasedMama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J is released (1991).Top 10 Workout Songs

28
The Gulf War endsThe first Gulf War ends (1991)Persian Gulf War: Timeline of Operation Desert Storm
Top 10 Armies of All Time

Mar
1
Release: The DoorsThe Doors, a film about the history of Jim Morrison and his band (1991)Top 10 Music Biopic Performances

3
The beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers (1991)History of the Civil Rights Movement

4
Release of The Simpsons Arcade Game.Release of The Simpsons Arcade Game. Developed by Konami, it was the first game based on the franchise and became an arcade classic.Top 10 Retro Co-Op Games

8
Release: New Jack CityThe film New Jack City is released (1991)Top 10 Movie Drug Dealers

12
Release: R.E.M. album, Out of Time, is releasedR.E.M. album, 'Out of Time,' with the song, 'Losing My Religion,' is releasedTop 10 Misheard Lyrics

16
Birthday of Wolfgang Van Halen Birthday of Wolfgang Van Halen (1991)Van Halen: History of the Hard Rock Band

Apr
7
The TV series Prime Suspect airs its first episodeThe TV series Prime Suspect airs its first episode (1991)Top 10 TV Detectives

27
The TV series 21 Jump Street airs its last episodeThe TV series 21 Jump Street airs its last episode (1991)Top 10 Best Movies Based on a TV Series

30
Release: Garth Brooks The Thunder Rolls is releasedGarth Brooks The Thunder Rolls is released (1991).Top 10 Controversial Music Videos
Garth Brooks: Biography of the Country Singer

May
1
Rickey Henderson becomes MLB leader in stolen bases.Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brock's record to become the MLB's all-time leader in stolen bases, and ends his career with 1,406.Top 10 Unbreakable Records: Part 1

2
Release: Rush Rush by Paula AbdulRush Rush by Paula Abdul (1991)Top 10 Celebrities in Music Videos

3
The TV series Dallas airs its last episodeThe TV series Dallas airs its last episode (1991)Top 10 Shows That Jumped the Shark

20
Release: Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince is releasedSummertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince is released (1991)Top 10 Classic Summer Songs

23
The Seinfeld episode The Chinese Restaurant first airsThe Seinfeld episode The Chinese Restaurant first airs (1991)Top 10 Seinfeld Episodes

24
Release: Thelma and LouiseThe film Thelma and Louise is released (1991)Top 10 Dramatic Slow Motion Scenes
Top 10 Movie Suicides
Top 10 Movies Where the Protagonist Dies

31
Birthday of Azealia BanksBirthday of Azealia Banks (1991).Top 10 Hip-Hop Feuds and Rivalries

Jun
10
The show Twin Peaks airs its last episodeThe show Twin Peaks airs its last episode (1991)Top 10 TV Shows Cancelled Too Soon

14
Release: Robin Hood: Prince of ThievesThe film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is released (1991)Top 10 Medieval Movies
Top 10 Worst Movie Accents

17
The Population Registration Act is repealed, ending apartheidThe Population Registration Act is repealed in South Africa, effectively ending apartheid (1991)Biography of Nelson Mandela: End of Apartheid
Top 10 Inspiring Political Prisoners

23
Debut of Sonic The Hedgehog.Debut of Sonic The Hedgehog. This Sega mascot made his debut for the Sega Mega Drive System, known as the Sega Genesis in North America.Top 10 Characters With Super Speed

Jul
1
Release: Terminator 2: Judgment DayThe film Terminator 2: Judgment Day is released (1991)Top 10 Dramatic Slow Motion Scenes
Top 10 Action Movies of the 1990s
Top 10 Movie Dream Sequences

3
Release: Terminator 2: Judgment Day is releasedThe film Terminator 2: Judgment Day is released (1991)Top 10 Movies of the 1990s
Top 10 Movie Apocalypses
Top 10 Landmark CGI Movie Effects
Top 10 Movie Brats
Top 10 Last Words Before Death in Movies
Top 10 Movie Badasses

12
Release: Point Break is releasedPoint Break is released (1991)Top 10 Keanu Reeves Roles

15
Release: Right Said Fred's I'm Too Sexy is releasedRight Said Fred's 'I'm Too Sexy' is released (1991).Top 10 Cheesiest One-Hit Wonders of the 1990s

18
Lollapalooza first takes placeLollapalooza first takes place (1991).Top 10 Iconic Music Festivals of All Time

22
Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested in MilwaukeeJeffrey Dahmer is arrested in Milwaukee after police discover human remains in his apartment (1991)Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America (REDUX)
Top 10 Worst Humans of All Time
Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America: Part 1
Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America: Part 2

25
Release: Good Vibrations by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch is releasedGood Vibrations by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch is released (1991).Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Songs

29
Release: Enter Sandman by Metallica is releasedEnter Sandman by Metallica is released (1991).Top 10 Workout Songs

Aug
5
Death of Soichiro Honda Death: Soichiro Honda (1991) Motorcycles: Honda

6
Web Becomes Public Service on the InternetWorld Wide Web debuts as publicly available service on the InternetCERN History: Discoveries and Experiments

7
World Wide Web is introducedWorld Wide Web is introduced (1991)Top 10 Defining Moments of 1990s America

9
Release: Double ImpactDouble Impact is released (1991)Top 10 Jean-Claude Van Damme Splits

11
Death of J.D. McDuffieDeath of J.D. McDuffie (1991)Top 10 Losing Streaks in Sports

11
Premiere of The Ren and Stimpy ShowPremiere of The Ren and Stimpy Show (1991)Top 10 Adult Cartoons

11
Release: The TV series Rugrats airs its first episodeThe TV series Rugrats airs its first episode (1991)Top 10 TV Brats
Top 10 Cartoon Moms from TV

14
Release: The CommitmentsThe film The Commitments is released (1991)Top 10 Rock 'n' Roll Movies

21
Release: Barton FinkThe film Barton Fink is released (1991)Top 10 Coen Brothers Movies

23
North American release of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. North American release of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. This 16-bit console become home to countless classics.Top 10 Video Game Consoles

23
North American release of the Super Nintendo.North American release of the Super Nintendo. The SNES is Nintendo's second home console, and introduced advanced graphics and sound capabilities compared with other consoles at the time. Top 10 SNES Games

27
Release: TenPearl Jam release their debut album, Ten (1991)Top 10 Best Pearl Jam Songs
Top 10 Grunge Bands (REDUX)
Top 10 Debut Rock Albums
Top 10 Controversial Music Videos

Sep
5
Release: Aeon FluxPremiere of Aeon Flux (1991)Top 10 MTV Shows

6
Soviet Union formally recognise the independence of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia Soviet Union formally recognised the independence of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia (1991) Russia History: 20th Century

9
Release: Into the Great Wide Open by Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersInto the Great Wide Open by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1991)Top 10 Celebrities in Music Videos

17
Release: Mariah Carey album Emotions is releasedMariah Carey album Emotions is released (1991)Top 10 Mariah Carey Songs

17
Release: Ozzy Osbourne album, No More Tears, is releasedOzzy Osbourne album, No More Tears, is released (1991)Top 10 Ozzy Osbourne Songs
Top 10 Heavy Metal Anthems

17
The TV series Home Improvement airs its first episodeThe TV series Home Improvement airs its first episode (1991)Top 10 TV Families

17
Release: Use Your Illusion I is releasedUse Your Illusion I is released (1991).Top 10 Guns N' Roses Songs
Top 10 Guns N' Roses Songs

18
Arcade release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in TIme.Arcade release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in TIme. This side-scrolling beat 'em up became an arcade favorite.Top 10 Retro Co-Op Games

19
The Simpsons episode Stark Raving Dad first airs The Simpsons episode Stark Raving Dad first airs (1991)Top 10 Guest Stars on The Simpsons (Who Play Characters)
Top 10 Epic TV Cameos

20
Release: The Fisher KingThe film The Fisher King is released (1991)Top 10 Jeff Bridges Performances
Top 10 Robin Williams Performances

24
Death of Dr. Seuss' Theodor GeiselDeath: Theodor Geisel [Dr. Seuss] (1991)Dr. Seuss: From Books to Film

24
Release: Nevermind is released by NirvanaNevermind is released (1991).Top 10 Trends of the 1990s
Top 10 Greatest Nirvana Songs
Top 10 Greatest Best-Selling Albums of All Time
Garbage’s Butch Vig and Steve Marker Talk Producing
Top 10 Alternative Bands of All Time (REDUX)
Top 10 Grunge Bands (REDUX)

24
Release: Release of Blood Sugar Sex MagikRelease of Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)Top 10 Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs

28
Death of American jazz musician Miles DavisLearn more about Miles Davis through an exhibit called, "We Want Miles"Jazz Trumpeter Miles Davis: History and Influence

Oct
11
Release: Ernest Scared StupidThe film Ernest Scared Stupid is released (1991)Top 10 Movie Hillbillies

16
The Luby's massacre takes place.George Hennard kills 23 in the Luby's massacre.Top 10 Infamous Mass Shootings in the U.S.

18
Release: Dolly DearestThe film Dolly Dearest is released (1991)Top 10 Scary Movie Dolls

18
Release: Little Man TateThe film Little Man Tate is released (1991)Top 10 Movie Geniuses

18
Release: My Own Private Idaho is releasedMy Own Private Idaho is released (1991)Top 10 Keanu Reeves Roles

22
Release: Beauty and the Beast was released in theatersBeauty and the Beast was released in theatersTop 10 Animated Disney Songs

25
Release: Curly SueThe film Curly Sue is released (1991)Top 10 Adult and Kid Friendships in Movies

Nov
7
Magic Johnson announces that he is infected with HIVMagic Johnson announces that he is infected with HIV and retires from the NBA (1991)AIDS: 30 Years of a Deadly Disease

13
Release: Cape FearThe film Cape Fear is released (1991)Top 10 Robert De Niro Moments

18
Achtung Baby is releasedAchtung Baby is released (1991)Top 10 Greatest U2 Songs

21
The Simpsons episode Flaming Moe's first airsThe Simpsons episode Flaming Moe's first airs (1991)Top 10 Guest Stars on The Simpsons (Who Play Themselves)

22
Release: Beauty and the BeastThe film Beauty and the Beast is released (1991)Top 10 Movie Scenes Where Villains Fall to Their Death

22
Release: Beauty and the Beast was released in theatersThe film Beauty and the Beast is released (1991)Top 10 Modern Disney Animated Characters
Top 10 Disney Villain Songs
Top 10 Saddest Cartoon Movie Moments
Top 10 Animated Disney Villains

22
Release: The Addams FamilyThe film The Addams Family is released (1991)Top 10 Best Movies Based on a TV Series
Top 10 Secret Passages in Movies

23
Death of Klaus Kinski Death of Klaus Kinski (1991)Top 10 Director-Actor Partnerships
Top 10 Hot-Headed Actors

24
Death of Freddie MercuryDeath of Freddie Mercury [Queen] (1991)The History of Queen and Freddie Mercury
Top 10 Classic Rock Bands
Another Top 10 Queen Songs
Top 10 Frontmen in Rock
Top 10 Outrageous Male Music Fashion Icons

24
Death of Freddie Mercury Death of Freddie Mercury (1991)Top 10 Musicians Who Died Too Soon

24
Death of Freddie MercuryDeath of Freddie Mercury [Queen] (1991)Top 10 Memorable Grammy Snubs
Top 10 Male Vocalists
Top 10 Frontmen of All Time (REDUX)
AIDS: 30 Years of a Deadly Disease

26
Michael Jackson's Dangerous Album is releasedMichael Jackson's Dangerous Album is released (1991).Top 10 Michael Jackson Songs

Dec
1
Comic book debut of Squirrel Girl in Marvel Super-Heroes Vol.2 #8.Comic book debut of Squirrel Girl in Marvel Super-Heroes Vol.2 #8. Her ability to control squirrels is surprisingly effective and has allowed her to defeat major supervillains. She later became a member of the Great Lakes Avengers.Top 10 Ridiculous Superhero Powers

4
Pan Am goes bankrupt and ceases operations.Pan Am goes bankrupt and ceases operations.Top 10 Brands That Failed

13
Release: BugsyThe film Bugsy is released (1991)Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Gangsters
Top 10 Ben Kingsley Performances

13
Release: The Last Boy ScoutThe film The Last Boy Scout is released (1991)Top 10 Obscene Movie Insults (EXPLICIT)

20
Release: JFKThe film JFK is released (1991)Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Bad Guys

31
North American release of the Philips CD-i.North American release of the Philips CD-i. This console meant for educational multimedia software failed, despite having games licensed by Nintendo.Top 10 Worst Video Game Consoles