Kids were listening to Nirvana’s Nevermind album.
“The 1991 Quotes:”
“Hello Clarice” and “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.”
– Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter in ‘Silence of the Lambs
“The few, the proud, the Marines”
– United States Marines ad
“The quicker picker-upper”
-Bounty paper towels
“Hasta La Vista Baby”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger, in ‘The Terminator 2: Judgement Day’
Time Magazine’s Man of the Year:
Kentucky Fried Chicken officially changed its name to KFC. Conspiracists claimed that it was because they weren’t selling actual chickens, but some kind of cloned, headless chicken bodies. So the original name was supposedly shortened so it would no longer be “false advertising.”
Paul ‘Pee Wee Herman’ Reubens was caught in adult theater doing an inappropriate public act.
Cannibal serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was captured. He had killed, and sometimes eaten, 17 people.
‘Silence Of The Lambs’ won the big five Oscars – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Writing.
Liz Taylor married hubby # 7, Larry Fortensky, at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. They met in a rehab center.
It became a lot easier for many to quit smoking when Nicoderm CQ’s nicotine patch was approved by the FDA.
Tim Berners-Lee came up with the idea of making ‘links’ on his own compter, then others, creating “The Information Mine” (TIM) later renamed the “World Wide Web.” . He renounced patent rights because it “would have scuppered the whole thing. It never would have taken off.”
1st appearances & 1991’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys and action figures, Rollerblade Barbie, Super Soaker water gun, K’Nex, Myst
"Justify My Love," by Madonna, was the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 5, 1991.
Biggest Movies of 1991
1. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
2. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
3. Beauty and the Beast
4. Silence of the Lambs
5. City Slickers
7. The Addams family
8. Sleeping With The Enemy
9. Father of the Bride
10. The Naked Gun 2 1/2
Most Popular TV Shows of 1991
1. 60 Minutes
3. Murphy Brown
5. Home Improvement
6. Designing Women
7. Full House
8. Murder, She Wrote
9. Major Dad