What Happened on August 8, 1991

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Billy Preston charged with exhibiting pornography to a minor
  • Carlos Santana pleads no contest to marijuana possession charge
  • Gary Oldman, actor (State of Grace), arrested for drunk driving
  • Shi'ite Muslims release British hostage John McCarthy
  • The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
  • With two months left, White Sox set new home attendance (2,150,951)

Famous Deaths

  • James B Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), dies at 61
  • John Brasser, Zaans resistance fighter (White Ko), dies
  • Julissa Gomez, American gymnast (b. 1972)
  • Magdalena G Schenk, historical (Vorstenhuizen of our time), dies