What Happened in March 1991

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 118

  • 1st US Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens
  • 2nd "Aspects of Love" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 377 performances
  • 2nd "La Bete" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • 2nd Deb Richard wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
  • 2nd Del Ballard Jr throws most famous gutter ball in PBA Tour history
  • 2nd NC State Chris Corchiani becomes 1st NCAAer to get 1,000 assists
  • 2nd UN votes in favor of US resolutions for cease fire with Iraq
  • 2nd Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings end to the 1991 Gulf War.
  • 3rd "Big Love" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 3rd Boon completes 10th Test Cricket century, 109* v WI at Kingston
  • 3rd Iraqi generals & Gen "Stormin' Norman" Schwarzkopf meet to discuss cease fire

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3rd LA Police severely beat motorist Rodney King, captured on amateur video

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 3rd Latvia & Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR
  • 3rd Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (22.24 sec)
  • 3rd Miguel Trovoada installed as president of Sao Tomé e Principal
  • 3rd Switzerland votes on lowering voting age from 20 to 18
  • 3rd United Airlines 737 crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25
  • 4th Bank of Credit & Commerce Intl divests itself of 1st American Bank
  • 4th Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British & 1 Italian POW
  • 5th Iraq repealed its annexation of Kuwait
  • 5th Reggie Miller (Indiana) begins NBA free throw streak of 52 games

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6th Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, US President George H. W. Bush told Congress that "aggression is defeated. The war is over"

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 7th Iraq continues to explode oil fields in Kuwait
  • 8th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 8th Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers it captured
  • 9th "Les Miserables" opens at Lyric Theatre, Brisbane
  • 9th 5th American Comedy Award: Dennis Wolfberg
  • 9th Joe Dumaars (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 62 games
  • 9th US 70th manned space mission STS 39 (Discovery 12) launches into orbit
  • 10th Eddie Sutton is 1st NCAA coach to lead 4 schools into playoffs
  • 10th Laura Davies wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
  • 10th Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg clinches his 4th slalom World Cup
  • 10th Merlene Ottey runs world record 200 m indoor (22.24 sec)
  • 10th Rico Lieder/Jens Carlowitz/Karsten Just/Thomas Schonlebe walk 4x400m indoor world record (3:03.05)
  • 10th 38th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 North Carolina beats #6 Duke, 96-74
  • 10th 32nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Tennessee, 88-69
  • 10th 12th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall beats Georgetown, 74-62

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

11th 17th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Kirstie Alley win (TV)

Actress Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson

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11th Janet Jackson signs $40M 3 album deal with Virgin records

  • 11th John Smith, amateur wrestler, wins James E Sullivan Award

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11th Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

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12th 5th Soul Train Music Awards: Johnny Gill, Mariah Carey win

Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
  • 12th OPEC announces oil production cut to 22.3 Mbbl/d (3,550,000 m3/d)
  • 13th Exxon pays $1-billion dollars in fines & cleanup of Valdez oil spill
  • 13th Saudi Arabia and Iran say OPEC oil production cuts will take effect April 1
  • 14th Emir of Kuwait returns to Kuwait City, after the Iraqis leave
  • 14th Ice Dance Championship at Munich won by Isabel & Phil Duchesnay (FRA)
  • 14th Ice Pairs Championship at Munich won by N Mishkutenok & A Dmitriev
  • 14th Men's Figure Skating Championship in Munich won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
  • 14th English Court of Appeal frees "Birmingham 6" who had been unjustly sentenced in August 1975 to life imprisonment
  • 15th 4 LA police are charged with beating Rodney King
  • 15th Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record 6.14m (20 feet 1 3/4)
  • 15th Territories of Amapa & Roraima become states in Brazil
  • 16th Seven members of Reba McEntire's band are killed in a plane crash
  • 16th Members of Irish Gay & Lesbian Organization march in NYC parade
  • 16th NJ Net coach Bill Fitch is 4th coach to win 800 NBA games
  • 16th NY Lotto pays $33.3 million to one winner (#s are 18-21-32-33-35-38)
  • 16th Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Munich won by Kristi Yamaguchi
  • 17th 9 of 15 Soviet reps officially approve new union treaty
  • 17th Irish Lesbians & Gays march in St. Patrick's Day parade
  • 17th John Robin Baitz' "Substance of Fire" premieres in NYC
  • 17th NJ raises turnpike tolls 70%
  • 17th Penny Hammel wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

17th 44th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Goodfellas" Best Film, Martin Scorsese Best Director

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

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18th Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

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18th Philadelphia '76ers retires Wilt Chamberlain's #13 jersey

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 18th Reggie Miller (Indiana) ends NBA free throw streak of 52 games
  • 19th KC Royals announce they are putting Bo Jackson on waivers
  • 19th Sacramento Kings set NBA record of 29 consecutive road loses

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19th St Louis Blues Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 80 goals in a season

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull

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19th NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona Not recognizing Martin Luther King Day

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 19th Gorbachev says the Soviet Union will cut its oil exports by nearly half
  • 20th Court awards Peggy Lee $3 million in suit against Disney

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20th Michael Jackson signs $65M 6 album deal with Sony records

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 20th Supreme Court rules unanimously employers can't exclude women from jobs where exposure to toxic chemicals could potentially damage fetus
  • 20th US forgives $2 billion in loans to Poland
  • 21st 27 lost at sea when 2 US Navy anti-submarine planes collide
  • 21st Largest wrestling crowd in Japan (64,500) at Tokyo Dome
  • 21st Tatsumi Fujinami beats Ric Flair for NWA wrestling championship
  • 21st UN Security Council panel decided to lift the food embargo on Iraq
  • 22nd Law enforcement officers raid fraternities at University of Virginaa, seizing drugs
  • 22nd NY Daily News begins using motto "Forward with NY"
  • 22nd Pamela Smart (HS teacher) found guilty in NH of manipulating her student-lover to kill her husband
  • 23rd 20 Tornadoes kill 5 in Tennessee
  • 23rd Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.12m)
  • 23rd 1st World League of American Football games, London beats Frankfurt 24-11, Sacramento beats Raleigh-Dur 9-3 & Mont beats Birmingham 20-5
  • 24th 11th Golden Raspberry Awards: Ford Fairlane & Ghosts Can't Do It wins
  • 24th Barcelona Dragons beat NY/NJ Knights 19-7 in their 1st WLAF game
  • 24th Danielle Ammaccapane wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
  • 24th Banks reopen in liberated Kuwait
  • 24th NY Yankees beat NY Mets, 9-3

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24th Wrestlemania VII in LA, Hulk Hogan pins Sgt Slaughter

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

25th 63rd Academy Awards: "Dances with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win

  • 25th Allan Border takes 5-68 v WI at Bourda (!), Georgetown
  • 25th Nigerian crude becomes competitive in US Gulf Coast as Nigeria cuts crude prices
  • 26th Fuel pipe explodes under 58th street & Lexington Ave, NYC
  • 26th Marc Camoletti's "Don't Dress for Dinner" premieres in London
  • 26th Orlando Thunder beats San Antonio Riders in their 1st WLAF game 35-34
  • 26th Victoria beat NSW by 7 wickets to win Sheffield Shield Final
  • 27th NCAA bans U of Minn football team from postseason play in 1992

Famous Birthdays

  • 4th Diandra Newlin, American actress, singer, and fashion model
  • 8th Devon Werkheiser, American actor
  • 15th Kie Kitano, Japanese actress
  • 16th Wolfgang Van Halen, son of Eddie Van Halan & Valerie Bertinelli
  • 28th Amy Bruckner, American actress

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

18th Apple computer head Steve Jobs weds Laurene Powell

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs

Famous Deaths

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1st Edwin Land, inventor (Polaroid Camera), dies at 81

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • 1st Katharine Blake, actress (To Have & To Hold), dies at 62
  • 1st Scott Huston, composer, dies at 74
  • 2nd Clark Mollenhoff, US journalist (Pulitzer Prize), dies
  • 2nd Freek Zoetmulder, publisher (Austrian Encyclopedia)/neo-nazi, dies
  • 2nd Serge Gainsbourg, composer/actor (Fury of Hercules), dies at 62
  • 3rd Arthur Murray, dance instructor, dies at 95 of pneumonia
  • 3rd Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), dies at 84
  • 4th Vance Colvig, actor (UHF, Barfly, My Chauffeur), dies at 72
  • 5th August de Schryver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP), dies at 92
  • 5th Trijntje Jansma-Boskma, oldest person in Netherland, dies at 109

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7th James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball league great, dies at 87

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • 7th Greta Schoon, German poet, dies at 81
  • 9th Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
  • 12th Etienne Decroux, French mime (Voyage, Surprise), dies at 92
  • 12th Ragnar Granit, Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1900)
  • 13th Cor Witschge, [Pipo the Clown], Dutch actor (Alicia), dies at 65
  • 13th Jimmy McPartland, US, jazz cornetist, dies
  • 14th Howard Ashman, song writer (Under the Sea), dies of AIDs at 40
  • 14th Jef Houthuys, Belgian union leader (ACV, 1968-87), dies at 68
  • 14th Jerome "Doc" Pomus, American blues singer-songwriter (Save Last Dance for Me), dies at 65
  • 14th Robert Maroff, dies at 57
  • 14th Margery Sharp, children's author (b. 1905)
  • 15th Budd [Lawrence] Freeman, US jazz saxophonist (Eel), dies at 84
  • 15th Eileen Sedgwick, silent film actress (Hot Heels), dies at 93
  • 16th 7 members of Reba McIntire's band, killed in a plane crash
  • 16th Jan H van Roijen, Dutch diplomat/Foreign Minister, dies at 85
  • 16th Wim van den Brink, Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit, Red Sien), dies
  • 18th Jack McCoy, Radio/TV personality, dies at 72
  • 18th Vilma Banky, actress (Eagle, Son of Sheik, Rebel), dies at 93
  • 19th John Russell Thomas, NFL general manager (Detroit Lions), dies
  • 19th Ron Pagano, dies after lengthy illness at 37
  • 19th Sunday Wilshin, actor (Murder by Rope), dies at 86
  • 20th Conor Clapton, Eric Clapton's son, falls out of 53rd floor window at 5
  • 21st Leo Fender, American inventor (Fender guitar), dies at 81
  • 22nd Gloria Holden, actress (Dracula's Daughter, Test Pilot), dies at 73
  • 22nd Léon Balcer, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  • 22nd Dave Guard, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio), dies of cancer at 56
  • 23rd Dominic Bellissimo, created buffalo chicken wings, dies at 68
  • 23rd Fons Jansen, Dutch night club performer, dies at 65
  • 23rd Mona Maris, actress (Camila, Berlin Correspondent), dies at 88
  • 23rd Parkash Singh, Indian soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1913)
  • 24th Sir John Kerr, Australian politician and the Governor General who dismissed the Whitlam Government (b. 1914)
  • 25th Eileen Joyce, pianist, dies at 78
  • 25th Lee Donn, pianist, dies of stroke at 96
  • 25th Marcel Lefebvre, French Catholic prelate (b. 1905)
  • 26th Frans Dohmen, union leader (Neth Catholic Mine Workers), dies at 81
  • 27th Aldo Ray, western actor (Battle Cry), dies at 64 of cancer
  • 27th Elinor Remick Warren, composer, dies at 91
  • 27th Leueen McGrath, actress (Edward My Son, Saint's Vacation), dies at 77
  • 27th Ralph Bates, British actor (Persecution, Graveyard), dies at 50
  • 28th Carlos Montalban, actor (Bananas), dies at 85
  • 29th Lee Atwater, political strategists (R), dies of brain tumor at 40
  • 29th Matt Bennett, actor (Hickey & Boggs), dies of brain tumor at 52
  • 30th Jan Willem Hofstra, Dutch actor/writer (Friends of My Friends), dies
  • 31st John Carter, US jazz clarinetist (Roots & folklore), dies