Cost of Living 1991
How Much things cost in 1991
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 4.25%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 3168
Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 6.50%
Average Cost of new house $120,000.00
Average Income per year $29,430.00
Average Monthly Rent $495.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.12
1 LB of Bacon $1.95
Dozen Eggs 85 cents
What Events Happened in 1991
Operation Desert Storm United Nations Coalition Force led by the United States and including many Arab and European countries Bombs Iraq Forces in Kuwait and after 1 month of bombing Land invasion forces Iraq Forces out of Kuwait and back to Iraq
Boris Yeltsin wins first free elections for Russia's first popularly-elected president.
Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested after the remains of 11 men and boys are found in his Milwaukee, Wisconsin apartment
Former U.S. postal worker Joseph Harris kills his former girlfriend and her fiance and two former co workers at the post office in Ridgewood, New Jersey which resulted in the phrase "going postal" .
Internet is made available to unrestricted commercial use and number of computers on the net reaches 1 million
Linus Torvalds releases first version of the Linux operating system kernel
The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid
Microsoft Releases MS Dos 5.0
Blue Roses produced by Genetic Engineering
The Ice covering the Arctic has decreased by 2% in the last 10 years
Tropical Rainforest shrinks by 1% annually as a result of Human activities
Tim Berners-Lee introduces the web browser.
Spread of Cholera reaches near epidemic proportions in Countries in Latin America
Popular Culture 1991
The release of Nirvana's Nevermind signified the start of the Grunge era that would dominate the music scene up to the mid-90's.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
The Silence of the Lambs
The Addams Family
Sleeping with the Enemy
Father of the Bride
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
Beauty and the Beast
Thelma & Louise
Most Popular TV
60 Minutes (CBS)
Murphy Brown (CBS)
Home Improvemnt (ABC)
Designing Women (CBS)
Full House (ABC)
Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
Major Dad (CBS)
"The 1991 Quotes"
"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
"I crap bigger than you"
- Jack Palance in 'City Slickers
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. The original name was shortened so it would no longer be "false advertising."
Tailhook Scandal: Marines getting rowdy with the female marines in Las Vegas.
Paul 'Pee Wee Herman' Reubens was caught in adult theater doing an inappropriate public act.