What Happened in July 1991

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 1 "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong premieres at Century City, California

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • Jul 2 Riot at Guns N' Roses concert in St Louis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 2 Donald Trump proposes to Marla Maples and gives her a 7.5 carat diamond ring

Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Jul 3 Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease with Cleve Indians
  • Jul 4 24th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Pan Pacific Hotel
  • Jul 5 Colorado Rockies & Florida Marlins given final approval by owners
  • Jul 5 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 5 Lillian Cucuzza wins name Florida baseball team contest (Marlins)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 98th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats G Sabatini (6-4 3-6 8-6)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 105th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Michael Stich beats Boris Becker (6-4 7-6 6-4)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jul 7 Alice Miller wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 Nolan Ryan possible 8th no-hitter ends in the 8th inning

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 8 Pitts Pirate Pres Carl Barger becomes 1st President of Fla Marlins
  • Jul 8 Major league umpire Steve Palermo & former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann were shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
  • Jul 9 "A Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Jul 9 62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Balt Orioles)

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Jul 9 South Africa readmitted to Olympics

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 10 Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected President of the Russian Federation

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Jul 10 L'Express Airlines Beechcraft C-99 crashes in Alabama, killing 13
  • Jul 10 Foreign Minister R.F. Botha of South Africa signs accession to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty on behalf of South Africa
  • Jul 11 Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy
  • Jul 11 Total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii
  • Jul 11 Nigeria Airways DC-8 crashes at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, killing all 261 passengers and crew on board
  • Jul 13 Bob Milacki & 3 other Balt Oriole pitchers no-hit A's 2-0

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 14 46th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Meg Mallon

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • Jul 14 Failed military coup in Mali
  • Jul 15 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 15 US troops leave northern Iraq
  • Jul 15 Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks & Philadelphia Spirit
  • Jul 18 Florida Marlins' logo unveiled

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jul 18 Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jul 19 Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
  • Jul 19 Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)
  • Jul 19 With NY Yankee victory, 10 of 14 AL teams are at .500 or better
  • Jul 20 Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant
  • Jul 21 120th British Golf Open: Ian Baker-Finch shoots 272 at Royal Birkdale
  • Jul 21 Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • Jul 21 Sharmell Sullivan (Gary Indiana), 20, crowned 23rd Miss Black America
  • Jul 21 Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, Rod Carew, Tony Lazzeri, & Bill Veeck are elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 men in 1978

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Jul 23 James Farentino of "Dynasty" arrested in Canada for cocaine possession
  • Jul 23 Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at & hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5
  • Jul 24 Ottawa Rough Riders Board of Directors resign
  • Jul 24 U of Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of solar system
  • Jul 25 Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles)
  • Jul 25 Seattle Jay Buhner hits a 479' HR in Yankee Stadium
  • Jul 25 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
  • Jul 26 CFL assumes ownership of Ottawa Rough Riders
  • Jul 26 Expo's Mark Gardner no hits Dodgers for 9 innings, but loses in 10th
  • Jul 26 Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) is arrested in Florida, for exposing himself at an adult movie theater
  • Jul 27 TV Guide publishes its 2000th edition
  • Jul 28 "Gypsy" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 105 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 28 12th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus

  • Jul 28 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
  • Jul 28 Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 28 Dennis Martínez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • Jul 28 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Bay State Golf Classic
  • Jul 28 78th Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • Jul 29 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium (Mets beat Cubs 6-0)
  • Jul 29 Yankee Stadium fans throw cups & blowup dolls at Jose Canseco
  • Jul 30 MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993
  • Jul 30 Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
  • Jul 31 Russia & US sign long range nuclear weapons reduction pact
  • Jul 31 Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft
  • Jul 31 The Medininkai Massacre in Lithuania. Soviet OMON attacks Lithuanian customs post in Medininkai, killing 7 officers and severely wounding one other.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 5 Jason Dolley, American actor
  • Jul 9 Mitchel Musso, American actor
  • Jul 9 Spencer Elden, Baby/Model on Nirvana (band)'s Nevermind album
  • Jul 12 Erik Per Sullivan, American actor
  • Jul 16 Randall Bentley, American actor, born in Marietta, Georgia
  • Jul 18 Karina Pasian, American singer and pianist
  • Jul 20 Scout Larue Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis & Demi Moore
  • Jul 20 William Tomlin, British actor
  • Jul 29 Miki Ishikawa, American actress

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 6 Folk singer Mary Travers (54) weds restaurateur Ethan Robbins

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • Jul 8 "Sanford and Son" actor-comedian Redd Foxx (68) weds Ka Ho Cho at The Little Church of the West in Las Vegas
  • Jul 20 Kirk Cameron marries Growing Pains co-star Chelsea Noble in upstate NY
  • Jul 27 Rocker Jani Lane, (Warrant-Cherry Pie) marries model Bobbie Brown

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Joost Baljeu, painter/founder-editor Structure, dies
  • Jul 1 Michael Landon, American actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven), dies of cancer at 54
  • Jul 2 Lee Remick, actress (Days of Wine & Roses), dies of cancer at 55
  • Jul 3 Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer, dies at 77
  • Jul 4 Victor Chang, Australian physician (b. 1936)
  • Jul 5 Howard Nemerow, US poet laureate (Pulitzer), dies
  • Jul 5 Mildred Dunnock, dies at 87
  • Jul 6 Thorley Walters, actor (Trog, Edwardians, Daisy), dies at 78
  • Jul 6 Muda Lawal, Nigerian footballer (b. 1954)
  • Jul 8 James Franciscus, actor (Mr Novak), dies at of emphysema 57
  • Jul 8 Lotte Palfi Andor, actress (Lovesick, All the Jazz), dies
  • Jul 10 Gerome Ragal, author (Hair), dies of cancer at 48
  • Jul 11 Hitoshi Igarashi, Japanese interpreter (Satanic Verses), murdered
  • Jul 11 James McCallion, actor (PT 109, Big Combo), dies at 72
  • Jul 13 Cor Ria Leeman, Flemish (youth)writer, dies
  • Jul 14 Nic van Bridges, Flemish poet, dies
  • Jul 15 Bert Convy, American actor and game show host (Tattletales), dies at 57
  • Jul 16 Cornelis Z Forster, [Da Kuneisi], Suriname granman/gaanman, dies
  • Jul 16 Dwight Weist, Radio actor/film narrator (Radio Days), dies at 81
  • Jul 16 Frank Rizzo, (Mayor-D-Philadelphia, 1972-80), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Jul 16 Robert Motherwell, US painter (Elegies to Spanish Rep), dies at 76
  • Jul 18 Andre Cools, Belgian budget minister, murdered at 63
  • Jul 18 Harold Butler, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1947-48, 12 wkts), dies
  • Jul 19 Gino Negri, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 20 Henri Marius Rellys, dies at 86
  • Jul 21 Theodore Wilson, dies at 47
  • Jul 21 Paul Warwick, English racing driver (b. 1969)
  • Jul 24 Freddie Brown, cricketer (English Test captain 1950-51), dies
  • Jul 24 Isaac B Singer, Polish/US writer (Yentl, Nobel 1978), dies at 87
  • Jul 24 Karl Ellis, dies at 41
  • Jul 25 Brian Haines, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, It), dies at 70
  • Jul 25 Kaganovitch, Russian minister of Transport for Stalin, dies
  • Jul 25 Toni Gerry, actress (Bullet for Joey, Lust for Life), dies at 61
  • Jul 27 Carol Gillies, actress (Back Home, Baby Boom), dies at 50
  • Jul 28 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled to Netherlands, dies at 45
  • Jul 30 Leonardus S van Egerat, travel expert, dies at 68
  • Jul 30 William Ball, actor (Suburban Commando), dies at 60