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BOOMERNET Chronicle: 1991

1991

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U.S. Facts

  • President: George H.W. Bush (R)
  • Population: 253,493,000
  • Life Expectancy: 75.5 Years
  • Unemployment: 6.8%
  • Average Annual Salary: $30,126
  • Minimum Wage: $4.25 per hour

What Things Cost

  • Automobile: $16,083
  • Gasoline: $1.20 per gallon
  • House: $147,200
  • Bread: $0.71 per loaf
  • Milk: $2.18 per gallon
  • Postage Stamp: $0.29

Major U.S. Events

  • U.S. forces engage in largest combat operation since Vietnam

Major World Events

  • Gulf War fought to remove Iraqi troops from Kuwait
  • Warsaw Pact comes to an end Soviet Union disintegrates
  • 540,000 American troops begin to leave Persian Gulf area
  • Soviet Union ceases to exist

January-May

  • Operation Desert Storm air war begins
  • Ground combat begins in Gulf War
  • Kuwait liberated; ceasefire declared

June-August

  • Boris Yeltsin is 1st freely-elected president of Russian Republic
  • Concept of “world wide web” introduced by Tim Berners-Lee

September-December

  • George Bush announces large unilateral cut in nuclear weapons
  • U.N. approves peacekeeping operations in Yugoslavia
  • Russia, Belarus, Ukraine form Commonwealth of Independent States

Top Songs

  • (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams
  • Black or White by Michael Jackson
  • It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday by Boyz II Men
  • Rush Rush by Paula Abdul
  • Gonna Make You Sweat by C & C Music Factory

Other New Songs

  • Emotions by Mariah Carey
  • More Than Words by Extreme
  • Something To Talk About by Bonnie Raitt
  • Unforgettable by Nat and Natalie Cole

Top Movies

  • The Silence Of The Lambs
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • JFK
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Fried Green Tomatoes

Top Books

  • The Firm by John Grisham
  • The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy
  • The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan
  • Loves Music, Loves To Dance by Mary Higgins Clarkv
  • As The Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer

Top TV Shows (1990-91)

  • Cheers
  • 60 Minutes
  • Roseanne
  • A Different World
  • The Cosby Show

Major League Baseball: World Series

  • Minnesota Twins d. Atlanta Braves

Pro Football: Championship

  • Super Bowl: New York Giants d. Buffalo Bills

Ice Hockey: Stanley Cup

  • Pittsburgh Penguins d. Minnesota North Stars

Pro Basketball: Championship

  • Chicago Bulls d. Los Angeles Lakers

NCAA Champions

  • Football: University Miami-FL Hurricanes (or) University of Washington Huskies
  • Basketball: Duke University Blue Devils

Other Champions

  • Boxing: Evander Holyfield defends heavyweight title twice
  • Golf: Corey Pavin is PGA player of the year
  • Tennis: Stefan Edberg and Jim Courier win the U.S. Open
  • Horse Racing: Strike the Gold wins Kentucky Derby
  • Auto Racing: Rick Mears wins Indianapolis 500
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