Today in History for October 1991

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 80 of 80

1st - Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM)
1st - New Zealand's Resource Management Act 1991 commences.
1st - Soviet Union suspends petroleum product exports as its fuel shortages grow
2nd - Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques
2nd - Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches
2nd - Toronto Blue Jays clinches AL East title & becomes 1st team to draw 4 million fans
3rd - 25th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins
4th - Delta Center in Salt Lake City Utah
4th - NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier
4th - San Jose Sharks lose 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks in their 1st NHL game
4th - Whiteland Janice, driven by Mike Lachance, wins Kentucky Futurity
4th - The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.
NHL Legend Mark MessierNHL Legend Mark Messier 5th - Military transport plane crashes at Jakarta, 133 dies
5th - NJ Devils begin their 10th Anniversary with a 7-2 win over the Blues
5th - USSR reduces nuclear weapons arsenal
5th - Carlos Huerta's NCAA record streak of successful points after a touchdown ends at 157
5th - Fresno State ties NCAA record with 49 points in a quarter, as they route New Mexico 94-17
5th - The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.
6th - Meg Mallon wins LPGA Daikyo World Golf Championship
6th - NY Met David Cone ties NL record by striking out 19 Phillies
6th - Orioles' last game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (vs Det Tigers)
7th - Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics
LPGA Golfer Meg MallonLPGA Golfer Meg Mallon 7th - Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal & Cafe Lex in 9th race at Belmont, creating 2nd triple dead heat in NY thoroughbred racing history
7th - Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments to her
8th - The Croatian Parliament cuts all remaining ties with Yugoslavia
9th - "On Borrowed Time" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 99 perfs
9th - Bush declares "total confidence" in nominee Clarence Thomas
9th - San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3
9th - Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
10th - Ex-postal worker Joseph Harris kills 4 postal workers
10th - Greyhound Bus ends bankruptcy
10th - US cuts all foreign aid to Haiti
11th - Anita Hill testifies Clarence Thomas sexually harrased her
11th - Chip Beck ties PGA lowest 18 hole score of 59
11th - Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart seen soliciting a prostitute
12th - Boxer Hector Comacho arrested for driving while getting oral sex
12th - Mike Lerch of Princeton ties NCAA record with 370 receiving yards
12th - Statler Brothers Show premieres on TNN
12th - Wrestler Rip Oliver forced to retire after being injured by Crush
12th - Doug Flutie of BC Lions sets CFL passing record of 582 yards despite losing to Edmonton 45-38 in overtime
13th - Blue Jay Cito Gaston is 1st manager ejected in a playoff game
13th - Minnesota Twins win AL pennant beating Toronto in 5 games
13th - MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
Burmese Politician Aung San Suu KyiBurmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi 14th - Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize
14th - NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th NHL goal
15th - Clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (52-48)
16th - George Jo Hennard, 35, kills 23 & himself & wounds 20 in Texas
16th - US Supreme Court begins to hear Joseph Doherty case
16th - Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley becomes 7th to be banned from NBA for life under the league's anti-drug agreement
16th - Jharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha is founded at a conference in Ranchi, India.
17th - Angel Cordero is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races
17th - News anchor Bree Walker Lampley files an FCC complaint that LA radio KFI-AM personally attacked her by discuss her having a disformed baby
17th - Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)
NHL Star Paul CoffeyNHL Star Paul Coffey 17th - MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
18th - "Most Happy Fella" closes at NY State Theater NYC
18th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
19th - Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30 (6 OTs)
19th - Lonnie Glieberman purchased Ottawa Rough Riders from CFL
20th - "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 9 perfs
20th - 6.1-7.1 earthquake in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die
20th - Formal opening ceremony of Intl One Mind Zen center in Crestone, Colo
21st - 24 die in a fire in Oakland Calif
21st - Former California Governor Jerry Brown announces his run for the US Presidency
21st - US hostage Jesse Turner released from 5 years in captivity in Beirut
22nd - General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion
23rd - "Les Miserables" opens at Mogador Theatre, Paris
23rd - Clarence Thomas sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice
23rd - Dr Jack Kevorkian's suicide machine kills 2 women
24th - "Dancing at Lughnasa" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 421 perfs
24th - Larry Ryckman purchases CFL Calgary Stampeders
25th - Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs v India in cric 1-dayer at Sharjah
27th - "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 9 perfs
27th - "Homecoming" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 49 performances
27th - John Brodie wins Security Pacific Senior Golf Classic
27th - Minnesota Twins beat Altanta Braves 1-0 in 10 to win World Series in 7
29th - Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as NY Yankee manager
30th - Colombian government negotiate with M-19-guerrilla
30th - Mark Sauer becomes CEO of Pittsburgh Pirates
30th - Mid East peace conference begins in Madrid Spain
31st - Palestinians attend US mideast peace talks in Madrid

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 8 of 8

2nd - Beau Grayson, son of country singer Tanya Tucker
10th - Gabriella Cilmi, Australian singer
10th - Mariana EspĆ³sito, Argentine actress, singer and model
11th - Chauncey Matthews, American Juniors singer
15th - Owen Joseph Kline, son of Phoebe Cates & Kevin Kline
18th - Tyler Posey, American actor
23rd - Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan
31st - Jordan-Claire Green, American actress

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 7 of 7

5th - Actor Ted Shackelford (Knots Landing) weds Annett Wolf
Actress Elizabeth TaylorActress Elizabeth Taylor (6th) 6th - Actress Elizabeth Taylor (59) weds for 8th time to construction worker Larry Fortensky (39)
12th - Steven Spielberg weds Kate Capshaw
19th - Filmmaker Michael Moore (37) weds movie producer Kathleen Glynn (32)
20th - Actress Lisa Hartman weds country singer Clint Black
27th - "Thompson Twins" singer Tom Bailey weds Alannah Currie at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
30th - Singer Clint Black (34) weds actress Lisa Hartman (29)

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Film Director Martin ScorseseFilm Director Martin Scorsese (5th) 5th - Director Martin Scorsese (48) divorces producer Barbara De Fina (41) after 6 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 53 of 53

1st - Jan van Tongeren, painter, dies
2nd - Dimitrios I, patriarch/primus interparis orthodox Christians, dies
2nd - Jan H Christianse, political chairman (CDA), dies
3rd - Max Cantor, journalist, dies
4th - Leonard C Odell, wrote 7,000 Burma Shave poems, dies at 83
6th - Lincoln Demyan, dies at 66
6th - Wendell Phillips, dies at 83 [or 10/13]
Baseball Player and Manager Leo DurocherBaseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher (7th) 7th - Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager (Dodgers, Giants), dies at 86
8th - Natalia Ginzburg, Italian writer (Sounds of the Night), dies at 75
9th - Roy Black, German singer/actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies
9th - Thalmus Rasulala, actor (Blacula), dies of heart attack at 51
10th - Redd Foxx, comedian (Sanford & Sons), dies of heart attack at 68
10th - Stephen J Falat, dies after long illness at 34
11th - Steven Jesse Bernstein, American underground poet (suicide) (b. 1950)
12th - Aline MacMahon, US actress (Backdoor to Heaven), dies at 92
12th - Regis Toomey, actor (Dive Bomber, Cry Danger, Magic Town), dies at 89
12th - Sheila Florance, Australian actress (Cactus), dies of cancer at 75
12th - Arkady Strugatsky, Russian novelist (b. 1925)
13th - Daniel Oduber Quiros, president of Costa Rica (1974-1978), dies
13th - Donald Houston, actor (Battle Hell, Study in Terror), dies at 67
15th - Hotze de Roos, carpenter/kid book writer (Chameleon series), dies
16th - Tennessee Ernie Ford, country singer (16 Tons), dies at 72
16th - Tonny Huurdeman, singer/actress (Frills), dies
17th - J[ames] G Devlin, actor (No Surrender), dies at 84
17th - Piet van Est, The Vuurbal, cyclist (7x Tour de France), dies at 57
17th - Tennessee Ernie Ford, country singer, dies of liver disease at 72
22nd - Peter Willes, British actor/producer (Way We Live), dies
23rd - Lance Baker, dies at 31
24th - Gene Roddenberry, creator (Star Trek), dies of cardiac arrest at 70
24th - Leon Clements, journalist (Interlijnen), dies at 43
25th - Bill Graham, rock concert promoter (Filmore, Dylan), dies at 60
25th - Khigh Dhiegh, actor (Forbidden Nights), dies of heat failure at 75
26th - Lori Rae Matthews, crushed to death by an artist's 485 lb umbrella
27th - Andrzei Panufkin, Pol/Brit conductor/composer (Sinfonia Sacra), dies
27th - Pyke F C Koch, realistic painter, dies
27th - George Barker, English poet (b. 1913)
28th - Dudley McConnell, headed NASA's Earth Science Division, dies
28th - G L Vitto entertainer, dies at 69
28th - John Korbal, film historian (Marlene Dietrich), dies at 51
28th - Lydia Hodson Copeland, America's Jr Miss (1972), dies at 37
28th - Sylvia Fine Kaye, US lyricist/composer, dies at 78
29th - Donald Churchill, playwright, dies of heart attack at 60
29th - Harry Thomas, founder (Flower Festival, Dutch Homofielen Party), dies
29th - Maria Monica, silent film actress, dies
29th - Mario Scelba, PM of Italia (1954-55), dies
30th - Johan Mekkink, painter, dies
30th - Ken Hardin, producer, dies at 62
30th - William Shea, (Shea Stadium namesake), dies at 84
31st - Bert Bertram, actor (How to Steal a Million), dies of cancer at 97
31st - James Marshall, US children's book writer/illustrator, dies at 50
31st - Johan Schmitz, actor (Gysbregt van Aemstel/Soldat van Orange), dies
31st - Joseph Papp, Broadway producer (Chorus Line), dies of cancer at 70
31st - Gene Anderson, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)

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