Tuesday 23 April 1991
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jen Messelier and Travis Burns.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Baby Baby by Amy Grant.
In UK The One And Only by Chesney Hawkes was in the top 5 hits.
Toy Soldiers, directed by Daniel Petrie Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991
while Heartbeat by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Astronomers.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Decap Attack or Cyber Stadium Series: Base Wars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Jen Messelier
- Travis Burns: Soap Opera Actor.
- Caleb Johnson: Metal Singer.
- Nathan Baker: English footballer.
- Bjorn Borg loses 6-2, 6-3 to Jordi Arrese after 8 year lay off
- USSR grants republics right to secede under certain conditions.
- Prime Minister of Iceland Steingrímur Hermannsson resigns following an inconclusive parliamentary election on April 20. On April 30, he is succeeded as prime minister by Davíð Oddsson.
- 70 tornadoes break out in the central United States, killing 17. The most notable tornado of the day strikes Andover, Kansas.
- Esko Aho, age 36, becomes the youngest-ever Prime Minister of Finland.
- A tropical cyclone hits Bangladesh, killing an estimated 138,000 people.
- STS-39: Space Shuttle ''Discovery'' lifts off from Cape Canaveral to study instruments related to the Strategic Defense Initiative. The mission ends on May 6.
- A powerful earthquake kills at least 360 people in Georgia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1991 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Amy Grant - Baby Baby
- Roxette - Joyride
- Wilson Phillips - You're In Love
- Hi-Five - I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)
- C & C Music Factory - Here We Go
- Londonbeat - I've Been Thinking About You
- Rick Astley - Cry For Help
- Cathy Dennis - Touch Me (All Night Long)
- diVINYLS - I Touch Myself
- Tara Kemp - Hold You Tight
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