What Happened in June 1991

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 45th Tony Awards: Lost in Yonkers & Will Rogers Follies win
  • Jun 2 4th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • Jun 2 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 2 Seppo Raty of Finland improves his world javelin record to 318' 1"
  • Jun 2 Three Andrettis finished 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin
  • Jun 3 Mount Unzen erupts in Japan, worst eruption in Japanese history
  • Jun 3 NY Yankees selected 19-year-old Brien Taylor, #1 in amateur draft
  • Jun 3 Thomas Hearns captures WBA light heavyweight title
  • Jun 3 Kuwait asks Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members to produce 800,000 bbl/d (130,000 m3/d) of oil on its behalf
  • Jun 4 1st post WW II non-communist government in Albania

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Jun 4 Pope John Paul II compares abortion with Nazi murders

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jun 4 Robert Strauss becomes US ambassador to Soviet Union
  • Jun 5 Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl ordained in Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.

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Jun 5 Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Jun 5 Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) launched
  • Jun 6 Albert Belle is shipped to minors for not running out a ground ball
  • Jun 6 Dana Plato receives 6 yr suspended sentence for robbing a video store
  • Jun 6 NBC announces Jay Leno will succeed Johnny Carson on May 25, 1992
  • Jun 6 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Hick, v West Indies at Headingley
  • Jun 7 Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) erupts for 1st time
  • Jun 8 "Our Country's Good" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jun 8 123rd Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 2:28
  • Jun 8 College World Series: Louisiana State defeats Wichita State 6-3
  • Jun 8 Former NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds
  • Jun 8 Victory parade held in Wash DC (Persian Gulf War)
  • Jun 8 Warren Schutte, is 1st non American to win NCAA Div 1 golf title
  • Jun 9 9th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Albus
  • Jun 9 Jack La Lanne, 76, arrested for suspicion of DWI
  • Jun 9 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
  • Jun 9 WLAF 1st world bowl London Monarchs defeat Barlecona Dragons 21-0

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 90th Men's French Open: Jim Courier beats Andre Agassi (3-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 90th Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Jun 10 David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" airs its final episode airs on ABC-TV
  • Jun 10 25th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton
  • Jun 10 Mother of All Parades-NYC welcomes desert storm troops
  • Jun 10 South Florida & Denver picked for 1993 NL franchises
  • Jun 11 Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0
  • Jun 12 45th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 12 Boris Yelstin elected president of Russian Federation
  • Jun 13 A spectator is killed by lightning at US Open Golf tournament
  • Jun 13 NHL owners present contract to players (leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike)
  • Jun 13 The National, 1st all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication

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Jun 14 "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" opens directed by Kevin Reynolds and starring Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman

  • Jun 14 Leroy Burrell of USA sets 100m record (9.90) in NYC
  • Jun 14 Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) lands
  • Jun 15 Carolyn Tanny & Bob Trischel wed
  • Jun 15 Climactic eruption of the Mount Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines
  • Jun 15 Birth of the first federal political party in Canada that supports Quebec nationalism, le Bloc Québécois.
  • Jun 16 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 241 performances
  • Jun 16 -23] NYC Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week"

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 16 91st US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 282 at Hazeline National GC Minn

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 16 Boris Yeltsin elected President of Russian SSR

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Jun 16 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 16 Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row
  • Jun 16 Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day
  • Jun 16 With 3 runs in 9th, Balt ends Twins 15 game win streak 6-5
  • Jun 17 Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 The body of Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the USA, is exhumed to test how he died; rumours had persisted since his death in 1850 of arsenic poisoning - no evidence of this was found.

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor
  • Jun 17 South Africa abolishes last of its apartheid laws
  • Jun 18 Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia, arrives in US
  • Jun 18 Mud storm in Antofagasta Chile, kills 80
  • Jun 18 SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky's cancerous left arm is amputated
  • Jun 18 Yankee pitchers pick-off 3 Toronto Blue Jays
  • Jun 19 2 of Mia Farrow's daughters arrested for shoplifting lingerie

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Jun 19 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar surrenders to police

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar
  • Jun 19 NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987
  • Jun 20 The Bundestag (German parliament) decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.
  • Jun 21 Jirg Haider resigns as premier of Karinthia

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jun 21 NY Islanders Denis Potvin and Mike Bossy, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Jun 22 "I Hate Hamlet" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 88 performances

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Jun 22 Quebec Nordiques pick Eric Lindros #1 at NHL entry draft

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • Jun 22 Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in Philippines
  • Jun 23 "Odd Couple" opens & closes at Belasco Theater NYC
  • Jun 23 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Babalu Music"
  • Jun 23 Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • Jun 23 Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race
  • Jun 23 A peace summit, brokered by the clergy and business and attended by all major political parties, but boycotted by the Conservative Party, is held to end the violence in South Africa
  • Jun 24 NHL adopts instant-replay & tenth of second clock in final minute

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Jun 25 Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jun 25 Slovenia & Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia
  • Jun 25 Japan lifts its call for voluntary restraint on expanding trade with South Africa
  • Jun 25 Six persons are killed and eighteen injured when gunmen open fire on a crowded commuter train in Soweto, South Africa
  • Jun 26 "Getting Married" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 70 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses congress

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jun 26 Amy Elizabeth Goodman, of California, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 26 Charlotte Hornets make Larry Johnson of UNLV, NBA's #1 draft pick
  • Jun 26 Ky medical examiner announces Zachary Taylor died of natural causes
  • Jun 27 Emmy 18th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 12th time
  • Jun 28 South Africa signs the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

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Jun 29 "Jackie Mason - Brand New" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 216 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Jun 29 6.0 earthquake hits southern Calif
  • Jun 29 Britain's Nick Brown, 591st rank beats 10th-seeded Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in 2nd round at Wimbledon

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 30 37th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Meg Mallon

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • Jun 30 South Africa's Government repeals the 1913 Native Land Act, an important part of the system of Apartheid (Racially Based Land Measures Act)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 10 James Cleveland McFadden-Talbot, son of Gates McFaden (Star Trek NG)
  • Jun 18 Willa Holland, American actress
  • Jun 19 Pontus Ekhem, Swedish hockey player
  • Jun 27 Madylin Sweeten, American actress
  • Jun 30 Kaho, Japanese actress

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 7 Singer Jimmy Osmond weds Michelle Larson
  • Jun 9 Bruce Springsteen weds his backup singer Patty Scialfa
  • Jun 21 Eleanor Mondale marries Greg "Thunder" Malban (Minn DJ)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 28 Explorer Jacques Cousteau (81) weds Francine Triplet in Paris

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau

Famous Divorces

  • Jun 1 Roseanne Arnold & Tom Arnold wed again, they divorced later

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 David Ruffin, vocalist (The Temptations), dies of drug overdose at 50
  • Jun 3 Andy Milligan, cinematographer/director (Sweeney Todd), dies at 62
  • Jun 3 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), dies at 92
  • Jun 3 Harry Glicken, volcanologist, killed by Mt Unzen Volcano in Japan
  • Jun 3 Thomas C Lasorda, American artist and son of Los Angeles Dodgers manager, dies of pneumonia at 33
  • Jun 3 Takeshi Nagata, Japanese geophysicist (b. 1913)
  • Jun 6 Larry Kert, actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies of AIDS at 60
  • Jun 6 Stan Getz, jazz saxophonist (Girl from Impanima), dies at 64
  • Jun 6 Sylvia Porter, economist/author (Money Book), dies at 77
  • Jun 7 Eric Francis, actor (Shillingbury Blowers), dies
  • Jun 8 Bertice Reading, Dutch actress (Moon in the Gutter), dies
  • Jun 8 Mary Bacon, jockey, dying of cancer, commits suicide by gun at 43
  • Jun 9 Bob Irwin, Comedian, dies of Alzheimer's related illness at 88
  • Jun 9 Charles Loloma, painter/sculptor, dies
  • Jun 9 Claudio Arrau, Chilian/US pianist/composer, dies at 88
  • Jun 9 Max van Praag, Dutch singer, dies at 77
  • Jun 10 Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Silence of Mer), dies
  • Jun 11 Vlastimil Fisar, Czech actor/pres (Intl Actors Federation), dies
  • Jun 14 Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter, dies at 84
  • Jun 14 Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (A passage to India), dies at 83
  • Jun 15 Happy Chandler, American politician and Commissioner of Baseball (b. 1898)
  • Jun 16 Vicky Brown, US singer (Power of Love), dies
  • Jun 18 Joan Caulfield, actress (My Favorite Husband), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jun 19 Jean Arthur [Gladys Greene], US actress (Shane), dies at 90
  • Jun 22 Cameron Miller, actor (Portrait of Claire), dies at 82
  • Jun 22 Kevin O'Connor, actor (Bogie), dies of cancer at 56
  • Jun 23 Antonio Jacinto, Angolan poet, dies at 66
  • Jun 23 Bill Buysman, Dutch guitarist/singer (Kilima Hawaiians), dies
  • Jun 24 Martin Rosenblatt, actor (Splitz, Annie Hall, NY Stories), dies at 74
  • Jun 24 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter, dies at 91
  • Jun 24 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (b. 1917)
  • Jun 26 Paul Andor, actor (Mad Lover, Enemy of Women), dies
  • Jun 27 Klas Bruinsma, leader criminal organization, murdered
  • Jun 27 Willem J [Molly] Geertsema, liberal/foreign minister), dies
  • Jun 27 Milton Subotsky, American screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • Jun 28 Ernie McCormick, cricketer (12 Tests for Australia), dies
  • Jun 28 Klas Bruinsma, clergyman, dies