What Happened on May 14, 1991

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 42 die in a train collision in Japan
  • Robert M Gates becomes head of CIA
  • Winnie Mandela sentenced to 6 years for complicity in kidnapping & beating of four youths, one of whom died, She is freed pending appeal
  • World's Largest Burrito created at 1,126 lbs

Famous Deaths

  • Ast Fonteyne, Flemish lecture artist, dies
  • Herman Niels, Flemish radio director, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jiang Qing, widow of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, commits suicide

Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing
Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing
  • John Edward Craven, dies
  • Shintaro Abe, minister of Exterior of Japan (1982-86), dies