What Happened in July 1991

Historical Events


Film-release-premierFilm Premier

1st "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
  • 2nd Riot at Guns N' Roses concert in St Louis

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

6th 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

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

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

10th Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected president of Russian Federation

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Conference-meetingMeeting of Interest

18th Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 19th Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
  • 19th Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)
  • 19th With NY Yankee victory, 10 of 14 AL teams are at .500 or better
  • 20th Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant
  • 21st 120th British Golf Open: Ian Baker-Finch shoots 272 at Royal Birkdale

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

21st Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 21st Sharmell Sullivan (Gary Indiana), 20, crowned 23rd Miss Black America
  • 21st Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, Rod Carew, Tony Lazzeri, & Bill Veeck are elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

22nd Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 males in 1978

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • 23rd James Farentino of "Dynasty" arrested in Canada for cocaine possession
  • 23rd Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at & hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5
  • 24th Ottawa Rough Riders Board of Directors resign
  • 24th U of Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of solar system
  • 25th Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles)
  • 25th Seattle Jay Buhner hits a 479' HR in Yankee Stadium
  • 25th Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
  • 26th CFL assumes ownership of Ottawa Rough Riders
  • 26th Expo's Mark Gardner no hits Dodgers for 9 innings, but loses in 10th
  • 26th Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) is arrested in Florida, for exposing himself at an adult movie theater
  • 27th TV Guide publishes its 2000th edition
  • 28th "Gypsy" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 105 performances
  • 28th 12th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus
  • 28th 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
  • 28th Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

28th Dennis Martinez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

Famous Deaths

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