What Happened on August 30, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Dan O'Brien sets US decathalon record with 8,812 points
  • Mike Powell of US sets then long jump record at 29' 4½" (8.95m)
  • Tamil Tigers capture Sri Lanka poet Selvi

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Wheatley, English actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 84
  • Hans Koetsier, sculptor artist (KLM-Schiphol), dies
  • Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (moving objects), dies