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Top Films of 1991
|1||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||Sony / Carolco||$519,843,345|
|2||Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves||Warner Bros.||$390,493,908|
|3||Beauty and the Beast||Disney||$346,317,207|
|5||The Silence of the Lambs||Orion||$272,742,922|
|7||The Addams Family||Paramount / MGM||$191,502,426|
|10||City Slickers||Sony / Castle Rock||$179,033,791|
Top Singles of 1991
|1||“(Everything I Do) I Do It for You“||Bryan Adams|
|2||“Bohemian Rhapsody“/”These Are the Days of Our Lives“||Queen|
|3||“The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)“||Cher|
|4||“I’m Too Sexy“||Right Said Fred|
|5||“Do the Bartman“||The Simpsons|
Top Albums of 1991
|3||Greatest Hits II||Queen|
|4||Simply the Best||Tina Turner|
- January 1 – The first anti-stalking law, passed in 1990, goes into effect in California
- January 7 – Eden Hazard, Belgian football player
- February 6 – Capcom releases Street Fighter II for arcades. It becomes highly successful and is routinely listed as the grandfather of the fighting game genre.
- February 17 – Ed Sheeran, English singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actor
- March 6 – Tyler, The Creator, American rapper
- March 15 – Germany formally regains complete independence after the four post-World War II occupying powers (France, the U.K., the U.S., and the U.S.S.R.) relinquish all remaining rights to the country
- April 4 – Jamie Lynn Spears, American singer and actress
- April 14 – In the Netherlands, thieves steal 20 paintings worth $500 million from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Less than an hour later they are found in an abandoned car near the museum
- May 6 – In the U.S., Time magazine publishes “The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power,” an article highly critical of the Scientology movement
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- June 4 – The largest solar flare ever recorded triggers an anomalously large aurora as far south as Pennsylvania
- June 28 – Kevin De Bruyne, Belgian footballer
- 17 July – The Ultimate steel roller coaster, Europe’s longest, opens at Lightwater Valley theme park in North Yorkshire.
- July 22 – U.S. boxer Mike Tyson is arrested and charged with the rape of Miss Black America contestant Desiree Washington three days earlier, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- Here clickable Wiki link goes to Mike Tyson
- August 4 – The cruise liner MTS Oceanos sinks off the coast of South Africa, leading to the rescue of all 571 passengers on board by SAAF helicopters.
- 12 August – The Times reports that every job vacancy is being chased by 22 applicants. Unemployment has hit 2,400,000 – the highest level since the spring of 1988 – completing a 50% rise in just over a year. However, the rate of rising unemployment is slowing down and retail sales are improving.
- Michael Schumacher, regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in history, makes his Formula One debut at the Belgian Grand Prix.
- September 19 – Ötzi the Iceman is found in the Alps. Ötzi, also called the Iceman, is the natural mummy of a man who lived between 3400 and 3100 BCE. The mummy was found in September 1991 in the Ötztal Alps (hence the nickname “Ötzi”) on the border between Austria and Italy.
- Ötzi is believed to have been murdered; an arrowhead has been found in his left shoulder, which would have caused a fatal wound. The nature of his life and the circumstances of his death are the subject of much investigation and speculation.
- Gordon Roddick and A. John Bird launch The Big Issue, a then-monthly magazine to be sold by homeless people in response to growing number of rough sleepers on the streets of London
- September 24th – The so-called “best day in music history” occurs when Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Soundgarden release their breakout albums Nevermind, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, and Badmotorfinger respectively
- 19 October – Canadian singer Bryan Adams makes history when his hit single (Everything I Do) I Do It for You, which features in the film Robin Hood:Prince of Thieves (released on 14 June this year, and starring Kevin Costner) enters its fifteenth successive week at #1 in the UK singles charts. It was eventually beaten after 16 weeks by U2 – The Fly
- October 31 – November 3 – The Halloween blizzard hits the U.S. Upper Midwest, killing 22 people and causing US$100 million in damage (find more true crime stories here)
- 23 November – Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of rock band Queen, announces that he is suffering from AIDS, following lengthy media speculation about his health.
- 24 November – Freddie Mercury dies at his home in London, just 24 hours after going public with the news that he was suffering from AIDS.
- December 1 – Thousands of British shops, including retail giants Asda and Tesco, defy trading laws, and open their doors on a Sunday in a bid to boost trade that has been badly hit by the ongoing recession.