What Happened on August 20, 1991

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Estonia formally declares its independence from the USSR
  • Norbert Rosza swims world record 100m breast stroke (1:01.29)
  • The United Democratic Front, one of the most prominent anti-apartheid movements, comprising of over 400 workers', church, civic and student organisations, dissolves

Famous Birthdays

  • Marko Đoković, Serbian tennis player

Famous Deaths

  • Betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86
  • Lenore Strunsky Gershwin, widow of Ira Gershwin, dies at 90