Today in History for August 1991

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 86 of 86

1st - Actress Hedy Lamarr, 77, arrested for shoplifting in Florida
1st - Italian/Argentine Soccer star Diego Maradona retires
2nd - Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges
2nd - Hedy Lamaar is arrested for shoplifting in LA
2nd - Mike Jeffcoat is 1st AL pitcher to get an RBI since 1972
2nd - Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) launched
3rd - Giant Victory, driven by Jack Moiseyev, wins Hambletonian
3rd - Pan Am games open in Havana
4th - 1st time Seattle Mariners are 9 games over .500
4th - Deb Richard wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
4th - The Greek cruise ship Oceanos sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
5th - Sergei Bubka of USSR sets pole vault world record (6.10m) in Malmö Sweden
6th - Debbie Doom (US) pitches 2nd consecutive perfect game in women's softball at the Pan American Games, beats Nicaragua, 8-0
6th - Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.
Computer scientist Tim Berners-LeeComputer scientist Tim Berners-Lee 7th - Charles Austin breaks US high jump record at 7'10½"
7th - Court rules Manuel Noriega, may access some secret US documents
7th - Darrin Lewis hits his 1st major league HR
7th - Manhattan Cable final day of amnesty to return illegal cable boxes
7th - US sets 400m relay record at 37.67 seconds
8th - Billy Preston charged with exhibiting pornography to a minor
8th - Carlos Santana pleads no contest to marijuana possession charge
8th - Gary Oldman, actor (State of Grace), arrested for drunk driving
8th - Shi'ite Muslims release British hostage John McCarthy
8th - With two months left, White Sox set new home attendance (2,150,951)
8th - The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
10th - "A Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 7 perfs
10th - NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53
11th - 400,000 demonstrate for democracy in Madagascar, 31 killed
Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion John DalyGolfer and Two-Time Major Champion John Daly 11th - 73rd PGA Championship: John Daly shoots a 276 at Crooked Stick Ind
11th - Melissa Mcnamara wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic
11th - Shite Muslims release US hostage Edward Tracy
11th - Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) lands
11th - Wilson Alvarez hurls a no-hitter in his 1st big league start
12th - Creditors vote to support Greyhound Bus reorganization plan
12th - Last day in Test Cricket for Viv Richards, Dujon & Marshall
13th - Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
13th - Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney for Australia versus England at Old Trafford
13th - US Vice-President Dan Quayle makes a speech attacking lawyers
14th - Twins Dave Winfield is 23rd to hit 400 HR
15th - 750,000 attend Paul Simon's free concert in Central Park
15th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
16th - Belgium census is 10,000,963 inhabitants
US President George H. W. BushUS President George H. W. Bush 16th - President Bush declares recession is near an end
17th - Royals Warren Cromartie's 1st major league HR since 1983
18th - Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Northgate Computer Golf Classic
18th - Hurricane Bob hits NC with 115 MPH wind
18th - Pan Am games closes in Havana
19th - -20] Hurricane Bob hits US
19th - Janajev & KGB coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev
19th - Janel Bishop, 17, of New Hampshire, crowned 9th Miss Teen USA
20th - Norbert Rosza swims world record 100m breast stroke (1:01.29)
20th - Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million
20th - Estonia formally declares its independence from the USSR
20th - The United Democratic Front, one of the most prominent anti-apartheid movements, comprising of over 400 workers', church, civic and student organisations, dissolves
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan MarinoHall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino 21st - Communist coup is crushed in USSR in 2 days
21st - Latvia declares its independence from USSR
22nd - Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100 m backstroke (1:00.31)
23rd - 3rd World Championships in Athletics open at Tokyo, Japan
24th - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party
24th - Silky Stallone, wins the Cane Pace at Yonkers Raceway
24th - Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0
24th - Ukraine declares independence from USSR
25th - "Getting Married" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 70 perfs
25th - 43rd Emmy Awards: "LA Law", "Cheers", Kirstie Alley & Patricia Wettig win
25th - 91st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mitch Voges
25th - Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds
25th - Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl LewisOlympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis 25th - Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)
25th - Martha Nause wins LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out Golf Tournament
25th - Norway & Denmark recognize independence of former USSR Baltic republics
25th - Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)
25th - White-Russia declares its independence
25th - Linux was born when Linus Torvalds sent off the email announcing his project to create a new operating system.
26th - Royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0
27th - Moldavia declares independence from USSR
28th - Lexington Ave IRT subway train derails at Union Square, 5 die
28th - Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martinez both perfect game pitcher
29th - JFK Jr wins his 1st battle as an attorney
29th - USSR suspends Communist Party activities
30th - Dan O'Brien sets US decathalon record with 8,812 points
MLB Pitcher Dennis MartínezMLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez 30th - Mike Powell of US sets then long jump record at 29' 4½" (8.95m)
30th - Tamil Tigers capture Sri Lanka poet Selvi
31st - Houston QB David Klingler sets NCAA record with 6 touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter as the Cougars clobbered Louisiana Tech 73-3
31st - Richard J Kerr, ends term as deputy director of CIA
31st - Rockies bat out of order against Expos in 1st inning
31st - William H Webster, ends term as 14th director of CIA

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 7 of 7

2nd - Gabriel Anthony Cohen, son of journalists Meredith Viera & Richard Cohen
9th - Hansika Motwani, Indian actress
16th - Evanna Lynch, Irish actress
16th - Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Canadian actress
20th - Marko Đoković, Serbian tennis player
28th - Kyle Massey, American actor
28th - Sarah Jane Santos, Filipino singer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

14th - Comedian Jackie Mason marries his manager Jyll Rosenfeld (37)
31st - Musician Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) weds Gertie Filip

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 60 of 60

1st - Stuart Wilson, actor (The Girl Who Had Everything), dies at 87
2nd - Helen Page Camp
4th - Nikiforos Vrettakos, Greek poet (Hodyne), dies at 80
American Football Coach Paul BrownAmerican Football Coach Paul Brown (5th) 5th - Paul Brown, NFL founder (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), dies at 82
5th - Soichiro Hondo, CEO & founder (Honda), dies of liver cancer at 84
6th - Harry Reasoner, newscaster (60 Minutes), dies at 68
6th - Shapour Bakhtiar, premier Iran (1979), dies in Paris
6th - Roland Michener, Canadian politician and governor general (b. 1900)
7th - Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies
7th - Shapur Bahktiar, PM of Iran (1979), assassinated
7th - Shotzie, Cincinnati Red dog mascot, dies at 9
8th - James B Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), dies at 61
8th - John Brasser, Zaans resistance fighter (White Ko), dies
8th - Magdalena G Schenk, historical (Vorstenhuizen of our time), dies
8th - Julissa Gomez, American gymnast (b. 1972)
9th - Corrie Hartong, dance pioneer, dies
Journalist Harry ReasonerJournalist Harry Reasoner (6th) 10th - Josef Lipski, Polish politician, dies
11th - Jef Contryn, Flemish pioneer puppet theatre, dies at 89
11th - J. D. McDuffie, American NASCAR driver (b. 1939)
12th - Irene Campbell, British actress/dancer (Wicker Man, St Justice), dies
12th - William Gordon, screenwriter (Back to Bataan), dies
13th - Jack Ryan, inventor (Barbie Doll, Hot Wheels), dies at 65
14th - Douglas Kiker, newscaster (NBC-TV), dies of a heart attack at 61
14th - Alberto Crespo, Argentine racing driver (b. 1920)
15th - Marietta Tree, ambassador (UN Comm of Human Rights), dies at 74
16th - Robert DiMatte Jr, stage director/actor, dies at 43
16th - Shamu the Whale, dies of respiratory failure at 16
16th - Stuart Karl, CEO (Karl Home Video), dies at 38 of skin cancer
17th - Don Dubbins, actor (Enchanted Island, DI), dies at 63
17th - Leo Geerts, [Marcel van der Linden], Belgian writer/critic, dies
17th - Mervyn Nelson, director (Some of My Best Friends Are...), dies at 76
18th - Vaughn Shoemaker, US cartoonist (John Q Public, Pulitzer), dies
20th - Betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86
20th - Lenore Strunsky Gershwin, widow of Ira Gershwin, dies at 90
21st - Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 101
21st - Richard Wilson, producer/writer/actor (Pay or Die), dies at 75
21st - Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect, dies
22nd - Boris Pugo, USSR minister of Interior (1990), commits suicide
22nd - Colleen Dewhurst, actress (Murphy Brown), dies of cancer at 67
23rd - Florence B Seibert, bio-chemist (TB), dies at 93
24th - Abel Kivlat, US 1500m runner (Olympic-silver-1912), dies at 99
24th - Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Neth/Indon writer (Camp Diary), dies at 86
24th - Bernard Castro, patented convertible couch, dies at 87
24th - Mike Sokoll, cowboy actor, dies at 97
25th - Don Nute, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 56
25th - Niven Busch, US writer (Duel in the Sun), dies
25th - Sergei Ajromeiev, soviet general, commits suicide
27th - Gordon Heath, actor (Sapphire, Staircase, Animal Farm), dies
27th - Vince Taylor, [Brian Holden], Brit singer (Brand new Cadillac), dies
28th - Christian Anders, actor/composer (Death Stone, Love Cult), dies
28th - Eleanor Berry, actress (Death Valley Days), dies
29th - Dallas Adams, British painter/writer/actor (Terror from Within), dies
29th - Daniel Ocko, dies of respiratory condition at 78
29th - Dixie Dunbar, [Charlotte King], dies of heart attack at 72
29th - Kathryn Cravens, news correspondent, dies at 92
29th - Libero Grassi, Italian underwear manufacturer/anti mafia, dies
30th - Alan Wheatley, English actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 84
30th - Hans Koetsier, sculptor artist (KLM-Schiphol), dies
30th - Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (moving objects), dies
31st - Leigh Watson, US aviation pioneer/air force general, dies at 93

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