What Happened on February 28, 1991

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Carre, Amsterdam
  • "Speed of Darkness" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Don Mattingly named 10th NY Yankee Captain
  • Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m indoor (3:34:16)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

United Nations troops move into Kuwait City and Saddam Hussein orders troops out of Kuwait; Iraqi soldiers ignite Kuwaiti oil fields during their retreat

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • US & allied forces grant Iraq a cease fire

Famous Birthdays

  • Sarah Bolger, Irish actress

Famous Deaths

  • Guillermo Ungo, member of El Salvador junta (1979-80), dies
  • Wassily Hoeffding, American statistician (b. 1914)