Year 1991 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

News Headlines, Trends, World Leaders, & Cost of Living compiled for the year 1991. #1991 #Newspaper #BabyBook #Scrapbook

Below you will find the list I compiled of major events, trends, world leaders, cost of living, and popular culture for the year 1991. I hope this helps you with the baby book, time capsule, or commemorative project you’re working on. The blog post is fairly long, so if you don’t feel like writing down all the information check out the printable options.

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Printables for 1991:

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1991 Cost of Things (U.S. Averages):

Federal Minimum Wage~ $3.80  (
Gallon of Milk (whole)~ $2.80  (
Dozen Eggs(Large, Grade A)~  $1.09 (
Loaf of bread (1lb)~  88 cents (
U.S. Postage Stamp~  29 cents (Wikipedia)
New Car Price (Midsize SUV)~ $ 15,473 (
Regular Unleaded Gallon of Gas~ $1.19 (
Movie Ticket~ $4.21 (
Median sales price of new house(June)~ $119,000 (
Median Household Income~ $53,025 (



1991 World Leaders:

George H.W. Bush, President of the United States
James Baker, United States Secretary of State
Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada
Yang Shangkun, President of China
Akihito, Emperor of Japan
Richard von Weizsäcker, President of Germany
Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia
John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Pope John Paul II of Vatican City
François Mitterrand, President of France
Venkataraman, President of India
Chaim Herzog, President of Isreal
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Secretary-General of the United Nations


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1991 Technology:

1991 Top Televisions:

HITACHI 60″ Rear Projection TV
Magnavox Color TV, Model RX1335
1991 Emerson EC1331 14″ Color TV


1991 Top Cell phones:

Motorola MicroTac Classic
Nokia Talkman 620 (NMT900)


1991 Top Wearable Technology:

Motorola Bravo Express numeric pager
Motorola Wrist Watch Pager
Swatch-Mobilecomm Wrist Watch Pager


1991 Top Computer Desktops, & Laptops:

Hewlett Packard 700 series Desktop Computer
Apple-Macintosh Portable Computer, Back-lit (model M5126)


1991 Top Online Social Communities:

Internet Relay Chats (IRC’s)
Beginning of America Online chat rooms


1991 Top Gaming systems:

Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo Gameboy
Sega Genesis


1991 Top Tech Gadgets:

Sony Cassette Walkman
Seimens AG GSM phone- Cordless Landline Phone
HP’s ScanJet IIC- Color Scanner


1991 Top Automobiles:

Honda Accord
Ford Taurus
Toyota Camry
Eagle Talon
Mitsubishi Eclipse


1991 Top Celebrities:

Al Pacino
Tom Cruise
Kevin Costner
Patrick Swayze
Sean Connery
Alec Baldwin
Princess Diana
Kathy Bates
Nicole Kidman
Macaulay Culkin
Demi Moore
Bruce Willis
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Michael Keaton
Michelle Pfeiffer
Mel Gibson
Whitney Houston
Mike Myers
Dana Carvey
Michael Douglas
Sharon Stone
Whoopi Goldberg
Clint Eastwood
Morgan Freeman



1991 Top Athletes:

Ottis Anderson
Andre Reed
Lawrence Taylor
Joe Montana
Warren Moon
Emmitt Smith
Ernie Irvan
Dale Earnhardt
Davey Allison
Kyle Petty
Strike the Gold
Chris Antley
Ian Woosnam
Fred Couples
Corey Pavin
Michael Jordan
Dennis Rodman
Magic Johnson
Charles Barkley
April Heinrichs
Carin Jennings
Michelle Akers-Stahl
Jack Morris
Kirby Puckett
Roger Clemens
Jose Canseco


1991 Top Sporting Events:

Super Bowl XXV: NY Giants defeat Buffalo Bills 20-19
Daytona 500: Ernie Irvan
The Kentucky Derby: Strike the Gold under jockey Chris Antley
The Masters: Ian Woosnam
Stanley Cup: Pittsburg Penguins defeat Minnesota North Stars in series 4-2
NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls defeat LA Lakers in series 4-1
Wimbledon: Men’s singles: Michael Stich
Wimbledon: Women’s singles: Steffi Graf
FIFA World Cup: next in 1994
Women’s World Cup: Inaugural Tournament: USA wins
World Series: Minnesota Twins defeat Atlanta Braves in series 4-3
Olympics:  next in 1992



1991 Top Songs:

( Hot 100)
Justify My Love~ Madonna –number 1 in January
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)~ C + C Music Factory—number 1 in February
Someday~ Mariah Carey —number 1 in March
You’re In Love~ Wilson Phillips– number 1 in April
I Don’t Want To Cry~ Mariah Carey—number 1 in May
Rush Rush~ Paula Abdul—number 1 in June
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You~ Bryan Adams—number 1 in July
The Promise Of A New Day~ Paula Abdul—number 1 in August
I Adore Mi Amore~ Color Me Badd—number 1 in September
Emotions~ Mariah Carey—number 1 in October
When A Man Loves A Woman~ Michael Bolton—number 1 in November
Black or White~ Michael Jackson – number 1 in December


Other Popular Songs in 1991:

Cream~ Prince
O.P.P~ Naughty by Nature
Don’t Cry~ Guns N’ Roses
Let’s Talk About Sex~ Salt-N-Pepa
Set The Night To Music~ Roberta Flack with Maxi Priest
Unbelievable~ EMF
Right Here, Right Now~ Jesus Jones
I Wanna Sex You Up~ Color Me Badd
Power of Love/Love Power~ Luther Vandross
My Place In This World~ Michael W. Smith
Here I Am (Come and Take Me)~ UB40


1991 Top Television Shows:

Home Improvement
Cosby Show
Murphy Brown
Murder She Wrote
The Golden Girls
Married… with Children
Full House

Other popular TV shows in 1991:

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Saved by the Bell
A Different World
Beverly Hills 90210
Designing Women
Family Matters
Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman
Unsolved Mysteries
The Simpsons
The Jerry Springer Show


1991 Top Movies:

Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Beauty and The Beast
The Silence of the Lambs
City Slickers
The Addams Family
Sleeping with the Enemy
Father of the Bride


Other popular movies in 1991:

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
Fried Green Tomatoes
Cape Fear
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Prince of Tides
Hot Shots!
What About Bob?
101 Dalmatians (1991 re-issue)
The Last Boy Scout
My Girl
Boyz N the Hood
Doc Hollywood


1991 Top Books:

Scarlett~ Alexandra Ripley
The Plains of Passage~ Jean M. Auel
The Secret Pilgrim~ John le Carré
Cold Fire~ Dean Koontz
Heartbeat~ Danielle Steele
The Seeress of Kell~ David Eddings
Loves Music, Loves to Dance~ Mary Higgins Clark
Heir to the Empire~ Timothy Zahn
The Kitchen God’s Wife~ Amy Tan
The Sum of All Fears~ Tom Clancy
Me: Stories of My Life~ Katharine Hepburn
Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography~ Kitty Kelley
Uh-Oh: Some Observations from Both Sides of the Refrigerator Door~ Robert Fulghum
Under Fire: An American Story~ Oliver North with William Novak
Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying~ Derek Humphry


1991 Top Children’s Books:

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! ~ Dr. Suess
If You Give a Moose a Muffin~ Laura Joffe Numeroff (Illustrator, Felicia Bond)
Beauty and The Beasty (Disney)~ Teddy Slater,  (Illustrators, Ron Dias & Ric González)
The Faraway Tree Stories (The Faraway Tree #1-3) ~ Enid Blyton



1991 Top Fashion and Trends:

Neon Colors
Acid-Washed Jeans
Pleated Jeans
Collared Shirts
Padded Shoulders in Shirts and Jackets
Levi Silver Tab jeans Rolled at the Ankle
IOU Sweatshirts
Guess Jeans
Nike Jordan shoes
Tank Dress
Ski Pants
Plaid Skirt
Long Dress
Denim Vest


1991 World Population:

5,418,758,803 and counting…


1991 Top News and Major Events:

January 1- Iraq rejects peace proposal from Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
January 7- Saddam Hussein prepares his troops for what he says will be a long violent war against the US.
January 12 – Gulf War: The Congress of the United States passes a resolution authorizing the use of military force to expel Iraqi forces from Kuwait.
January 16 – Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins with air strikes against Iraq.
January 18 -US acknowledges CIA and US Army paid Manuel Noriega $320,000 over his career.
January 17 – The volcano Hekla erupts on Iceland.
January 23 – Bagogwe Massacre of Tutsi in and around Ruhengeri, Northern Rwanda.
February 1 – South African President F. W. de Klerk says he will repeal all apartheid laws.
February 5 – A Michigan court bars Dr. Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides.
February 13 – US air raid on the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad kills more than 408 civilians.
February 27 – President Bush declares victory over Iraq and orders a cease-fire.
March 3 – An amateur video captures the beating of motorist Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.
March 10 – Gulf War – Operation Phase Echo: 540,000 American troops begin to leave the Persian Gulf.
March 13 – The United States Department of Justice announces that Exxon has agreed to pay $1 billion for the clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.
March 13 – The Acid Rain Treaty of 1991 is signed between the American and Canadian governments.
March 15 – Four Los Angeles, California, police officers are indicted for the videotaped March 3 beating of Rodney King during an arrest.
March 23 – The Sierra Leone Civil War begins when the Revolutionary United Front attempts a coup against the Sierra Leone government.
March 31 – Georgian independence referendum, 1991: Georgia votes for independence from the Soviet Union.
April 12 – Globalization – The Warsaw Stock Exchange opens in Poland.
May 12 – Nepal holds its first multiparty legislative election since 1959.
May 15 – Édith Cresson becomes France’s first female prime minister.
May 16 – Queen Elizabeth II becomes 1st British monarch to address US congress.
June 7 – About 200,000 people attend a parade of 8,800 returning Persian Gulf War troops in Washington, D.C.
June 12 – Boris Yeltsin is elected President of Russia, the largest and most populous of the 15 Soviet republics.
July 15 – US troops leave northern Iraq.
July 29 – In New York City, a grand jury indicts Bank of Credit and Commerce International of the largest bank fraud in history, accusing the bank of defrauding depositors of $5 billion.
July 31 -Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft.
August 19 – Dissolution of the Soviet Union: Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is put under house arrest while vacationing in the Crimea during a coup. The attempted coup, led by Vice President Gennady Yanayev and seven hard-liners attempting to usurp control, collapses in less than 72 hours.
August 16 – US President George H. W. Bush declares recession is near an end.
September 2 – The United States re-recognizes the independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania and the US government reopens the embassies there.
September 5 – Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress.
October 3 – Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton announces he will seek the 1992 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
October 11 – In Russia, the KGB is replaced by the SVR.
October 11–13 – The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee interviews both Supreme Court candidate Clarence Thomas and former aide Anita Hill, who alleges that Thomas sexually harassed her while she worked for him.
October 15 – The United States Senate votes 52–48 to confirm Judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court of the United States.
October 22 – General Motors announces 9-month loss of $US2.2 billion.
November 5 – The United States Senate confirms Robert Gates as Director of Central Intelligence.
December 8 – Leaders of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine meet and sign an agreement ending the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), in the Białowieża Forest Nature Reserve in Belarus.
December 13 – Both Koreas sign an accord calling for reconciliation.
December 18 – General Motors announces closing of 21 plants.
December 26 – The Supreme Soviet meets for a final time, formally dissolves the Soviet Union, and adjourns sine die, ending the Cold War. All remaining Soviet institutions eventually cease operation on December 31.



1991 Pop Culture:

January 1- 57th Orange Bowl: #1 Colorado beats #5 Notre Dame, 10-9.
January 3 – LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against NY Islanders.
January 6-  “Real Life With Jane Pauley” premieres on NBC-TV.
January 9- Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame for betting on baseball.
February 4 – Alex Trebek becomes first person to host three American game shows at the same time (Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration, To Tell the Truth).
February 8 – Roger Clemens signs record $5,380,250 per year Red Sox contract.
February 16 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding.
February 27 – Singer James Brown is released from prison.
March 14 – The Dave Matthews Band perform their first show as part of a benefit for the Middle East Children’s Alliance.
March 18 – Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round.
March 25 – 63rd Academy Awards: “Dances with Wolves”, Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win.
April 1 – Comedy Central is launched on cable television in its current format.
April 8 – American actor, Michael Landon, announces he has inoperable cancer of the pancreas.
April 18 – US Census Bureau said it failed to count up to 63 million in 1990 census.
April 19 – Evander Holyfield beats George Foreman in 12 for heavyweight boxing title.
May 14 – Elizabeth II arrives in Washington, D.C. for a 13-day royal visit to the U.S.
May 15 –  US President George H. W. Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to Oakland A’s-Baltimore Oriole game.
May 28 – “Forever My Lady” debut studio album by Jodeci is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1992).
June 6 – NBC announces Jay Leno will succeed Johnny Carson as host on “The Tonight Show” on May 25, 1992.
July 1-  “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” directed by James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong premieres at Century City, California.
July 2 – Donald Trump proposes to Marla Maples and gives her a 7.5 carat diamond ring.
July 22 – Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 men in 1978.
July 30 – Heavy metal band Metallica release their single “Enter Sandman”.
August 13 – The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (or “Super Nintendo”) is released in the United States.
August 20 – Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million.
August 29 – John F Kennedy Jr. wins his first battle as an attorney.
September 2 – Jerry Lewis’ 26th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,071,657.
September 2 – “Ropin’ the Wind” 3rd studio album by Garth Brooks is released.
September 10 –  Rock band Nirvana release their single “Smells like Teen Spirit”.
September 25 – 3rd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m.
September 30 – Jerry Springer’s tabloid talk show “The Jerry Springer Show” debuts.
October 17 – Blue Man Group’s 1st performance in New York City.
November 7 – Los Angeles Lakers point guard Magic Johnson announces he has HIV, effectively ending his NBA career.
November 12 – “Full House” 100th episode, the twins are born.
November 13 – Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award.
November 24 – Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury dies from pneumonia induced by AIDS.
December 3 – Hulk Hogan defeats the Undertaker at ‘This Tuesday in Texas’ at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio to become 4-time WWF champion.
December 4 – The Judds final concert (Nashville).
December 28 – Ted Turner is named Time Magazine Man of Year.


1991 Science:

January 3 -NASA and ESA sign agreement for a joint Saturn mission.
February 20 – Scientists from several U. S. government and university laboratories will report today finding the rare atmospheric isotope Beryllium-7 present on the surface of NASA’s Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF).
March 28 – The planet Venus may be venting interior heat through giant hot spots called coronae, a form of volcanism, a Magellan scientist said at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.
April 5 – STS-37: Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The shuttle launches an observatory to study gamma rays before returning to Earth on April 11.
April 22 – Intel releases 486SX chip.
May 13 – Apple releases Macintosh System 7.0.
June 3 – Mount Unzen erupts in Japan, worst eruption in Japanese history.
June 4 – The largest solar flare ever recorded triggers an anomalously large aurora as far south as Pennsylvania.
July 11 – Total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii.
July 24 – University of Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of solar system.
August 6 – Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.
September 19 – Ötzi the Iceman is found in the Alps.
September 17 – The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
September 22 – The Huntington Library makes the Dead Sea Scrolls available to the public for the first time.
October 29 – The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.
November 6 – Keck II, biggest telescope in use at Mauna Kea Hawaii.
November 7- The first report on carbon nanotubes is published by Sumio Iijima in the journal Nature.
December 1 — LucasArts releases Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge for Amiga, MS-DOS, Macintosh, and FM Towns.




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