Mike Trout’s 22nd Birthday Makes Us Remember 1991

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim catches a fly ball hit by J.J. Hardy (not pictured) #2 of the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 27, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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If we’€™re reading our calendars correctly, it was only 22-years ago that on this day, Angels superstar Mike Trout was born.


Yup, that’€™s right: While most people his age are still deciding between Taco Bell and Pizza Hut for dinner (and occasionally choosing both when they’ve got the spare change), Trout is dominating the Major Leagues as one of baseball’s top players, regardless of age.


But seriously, how young is Trout exactly? It’s a question we threw around, as we thought back to 1991, the year Trout was born. It doesn’€™t seem that long ago. Only, in a lot of ways, it was.


Here are some events that happened that year in the world of sports and beyond in 1991, the year Mike Trout was born (And if this list makes you feel old, don’t worry: You’€™re not alone):


The movie City Slickers premiered in theatres (as does Father of the Bride).


Michael Jordan won his first of six NBA titles.


Major League Baseball officially banned Pete Rose from the Hall of Fame.


Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch released the song Good Vibrations.


The television show œHome Improvement premiered.


At 15-years-old, Tiger Woods becomes the youngest person to ever win the US Junior Amateur Golf Championship (the record was later broken by Jim Liu in 2010).


The Silence of the Lambs wins the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins) and Best Actress (Jodie Foster)


Coach K wins his first of four National Championships at Duke.


Bill Clinton announces he will seek the 1992 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.


After scoring a touchdown against rival Ohio State on a punt return, Desmond Howard strikes his famous the Heisman. He later goes on to win the Heisman.


Johnny Carson announces his retirement from œThe Tonight Show.


Rickey Henderson sets the all-time stolen base record with his 939th steal on May 1.


South Africa abolishes the last of its apartheid laws.