What Happened in September 1991

Historical Events

  • 1st Hiromi Taniguchi wins 3rd world championship marathon (2:14:57)
  • 1st Richard J Kerr, serves as acting director of CIA
  • 1st 3rd World Championships in Athletics close at Tokyo, Japan

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2nd Jerry Lewis' 26th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,071,657

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • 2nd Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • 2nd US officially recognizes independence of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
  • 3rd 48th Venice Film Festival: "Close to Eden" directed by Nikita Mikhalkov wins Golden Lion
  • 4th "Most Happy Fella" opens at NY State Theater NYC
  • 4th Rte 35 Theater in Hazlit, last drive-in in NJ, closes

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

4th Panel of 8 baseball experts vote to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris HR record & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 5th 8th MTV Video Music Awards: REM wins

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5th Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 6th 33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
  • 6th Ronald Venetiaan chosen president of Suriname
  • 6th USSR recognizes the independence of the 3 Baltic republics (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania)
  • 6th The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.
  • 7th 1st South African international competition in 25 years, gymnastics
  • 7th Die Laughing wins Messenger Stakes
  • 7th Ty Detmer of Brigham Young passes NCAA record 11,606 yards

Sport awardTennis Open

7th 111th Women's U.S. Open: Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova (7-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 8th Buffalo Bill Jim Kelly passes for 6 touchdowns vs Pitts (52-34)
  • 8th Macedonia votes for independence from Yugoslavia
  • 8th Michelle Estill wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
  • 8th 111th Men's U.S. Open: Stefan Edberg beats Jim Courier (6-2, 6-4, 6-0)

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9th Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 9th Only 1,695 fans watch Boston Red Sox play Cleveland
  • 10th Senate Committee begins hearings on Clarence Thomas' nomination
  • 10th Yolanda Gail Devers runs US female record 100m hurdles (12.48 secs)
  • 11th "La Toya: Growing Up in The Jackson Family" goes on sale
  • 11th 14 die in a Continental Express commuter plane crash near Houston
  • 11th NY Yankees final game at Baltimore Oriole's Memorial Stadium
  • 11th Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers & Alejandro Pena pitched 1st combined no-hitter in NL, beating San Diego Padres, 1-0

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12th Nolan Ryan's 4-3 victory over Twins is his 312th career win

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 12th Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) launched
  • 13th 55 ton concrete beam falls in Montreal's Olympic Stadium

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13th Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • 13th Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts
  • 14th Carolyn Suzanne Sapp (Hawaii), 24, crowned 65th Miss America 1992
  • 14th Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushed for NCAA record
  • 14th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 14th 386 yards & scored 7 touchdowns as the Aztecs beat Pacific 55-34
  • 14th 16th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Fisher King" directed by Terry Gilliam wins the People's Choice Award
  • 15th "Party Machine with Nia Peeples" final show
  • 15th 19th du Maurier Golf Classic: Nancy Scranton
  • 15th SD State freshman Marshall Faulk sets NCAA rushing record of 386 yds
  • 15th US women's gymnastics team win 1st World Championships medal (silver)
  • 16th Atlanta's Otis Nixon suspended for rest of 1991 due to cocaine

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16th US trial of former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega begins

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • 16th Norm Charlton suspended for 7 days for intentionally hitting Steve Scioscia with a pitch
  • 17th 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • 17th UN admits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuiania, North & South Korea, Marshall Islands & Micronesia
  • 17th The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
  • 18th John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
  • 18th NCAA places Tenn on 2 yrs probation for football recruting violations
  • 18th Robert Helmick resigns as president of US Olympic Committee
  • 18th Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) lands
  • 18th Yugoslavia begins a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities.
  • 19th Precious Bunny wins the 46th Little Brown Jug
  • 19th Ötzi the Iceman, 3,300 BCE old mummy discovered by German tourists in Italian alps
  • 20th Lion's Terry Taylor reinstated after 1 year drug related suspension
  • 21st Armenia votes on whether to remain in Soviet Union
  • 21st USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics
  • 22nd ABN & AMRO Dutch banks merge
  • 22nd California University makes Dead Sea Scrolls public
  • 22nd Harry Gant wins NSACAR Goody's 500

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22nd Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • 22nd NY MTA yanks 6,000 ads for "Dr Tusch" (Dr Jeffrey Lavigne)
  • 22nd Pat Bradley wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 24th "Good & Evil" & "Sibs" premieres on ABC TV
  • 24th After 3 year reign as AL champs, A's are eliminated from AL West

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24th Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 24th Robin Yount is 37th to hit 2,000 singles
  • 25th "Good & Evil" premieres on ABC TV
  • 25th Paramount at Madison Square Garden in NYC opens

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25th 3rd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 26th 2 year experimental Biosphere 2 in Oracle Arizona begins
  • 27th "Princesses" premieres on CBS TV

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27th US President George H. W. Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 27th 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)
  • 28th "Commish" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 28th "Good Time" by Ziggy Marley & Melody Makers peaks at #85
  • 28th "Love Of A Lifetime" by Firehouse peaks at #5
  • 28th "Shiny Happy People" by REM peaks to #10
  • 28th NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game
  • 28th UN weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq
  • 29th "My Own Private Idaho" premieres
  • 29th 29th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 14½-13½ at Ocean Course (South Carolina, US)
  • 29th Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic
  • 30th Rev Jean Betrand Aristide ousted as president of Haiti

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30th Jerry Springer's tabloid talk show "The Jerry Springer Show" debuts

Talk Show Host Jerry Springer
Talk Show Host
Jerry Springer

Famous Birthdays

  • 4th Carter Jenkins, American actor
  • 5th Skandar Keynes, English actor
  • 17th Jordan McCoy, American entertainer
  • 19th Demelza Reveley, Australian model
  • 20th Spencer Locke, American actress
  • 21st Jordan Hasay, American track and field athlete
  • 27th Adam Chicksen, English Football Player

Famous Weddings

  • 5th Actor John Travolta weds actress Kelly Preston
  • 7th US actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Nicollette Sheridan

HeartWedding of Interest

15th NBA star Magic Johnson marries Earletha "Cookie" Kelly

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson

HeartWedding of Interest

16th Country singer Willie Nelson (58) weds Annie D'Angelo in Nashville, Tennessee

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • 22nd American Jewish playwright and screenwriter David Mamet marries 2nd wife, English actress Rebecca Pidgeon

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29th Actress Kate Jackson (42) weds ski-lodge entrepreneur Tom Hart in Brentwood

Actress Kate Jackson
Kate Jackson

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Mark Robinson, British actor (The Girl), dies at 30
  • 1st Steve Kemp, British light enterpeneur, dies
  • 2nd Alfonso Garcia Robles, Mexican foreign minister (Nobel 1982), dies
  • 2nd Concetto Lo Bello, Italian intl soccer judge, dies

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3rd Frank Capra, American film director (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 94

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • 3rd Henri de Lubac, French theologist/antifascist, dies
  • 4th Charlie Barnet, saxophonist (Cherokee), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • 4th Dottie West, country singer (Here Comes my Baby), dies at 58 in a car
  • 4th Margaret Ramsay, vocalist, dies
  • 4th Thomas Tryon, actor (Cardinal)/writer (Other), dies at 65
  • 6th Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)
  • 6th Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, American serial killer (claimed to have murdered over 100 people), executed in the electric chair at 58
  • 7th Archie N Menzies, playwright/composer (Under Your Hat), dies at 87
  • 7th Ben Piazza, actor (Consenting Adults), dies of cancer at 58
  • 7th John Crosby, US columnist/detective writer dies at 79
  • 7th John Lawrence, examined effect of neutron radiation on fabric, dies
  • 8th Alex North, music composer (Spartacus), dies at 80 of cancer
  • 8th Brad Davis, US, actor (Midnight Express, Chariots of Fire), dies at 41
  • 8th Jan J Lipski, chairman (Polish Socialist Party)/writer, dies
  • 8th Jo Budie, Dutch orchestra leader (KRO), dies
  • 9th Edwin M McMillan, US, chemist (neptunium, plutonium, Nobel 1951), dies
  • 9th John Lawrence, doctor, dies
  • 9th Joop H Zwart, Spanish fighter/publicist (Black Widow), dies
  • 9th Paul Michael Lombardi, actor, dies of AIDS at 31
  • 10th Sarah Sally Lawrence, entertainer, dies at 61
  • 10th Yves Montand, actor (Lets Make Love, Z), dies at 70
  • 10th Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (b. 1908)
  • 11th Ernst Herbeck, German Poet (b. 1920)
  • 12th Jacques Benoit, [JJM Bayer], poet, dies
  • 12th Regis Toomey, actor (You're in the Army Now, Burke's Law), dies at 93
  • 13th Ferry Barendse, trumpeter/composer/arranger (Ramblers), dies
  • 13th Joe Pasternak, producer (Spinout, Big City), dies of Parkinson's at 73
  • 13th Metin Oktay, Turkish football player (b. 1936)
  • 14th Julie Bovasso, actress (Saturday Night Fever), dies at 61 of cancer
  • 14th Russell Lynes, American art historian and magazine editor (b. 1910)
  • 15th Allan Sobek, dancer, dies
  • 15th Andre Baruch, Radio/TV announcer dies at 83
  • 15th John Hoyt, actor (My Favorite Brunette), dies of lung cancer at 87
  • 16th Carol White, actress (Prehistoric Women, Dulcima), dies at 47
  • 17th Zino Francescatti, French violinist (b. 1902)
  • 21st Angelo "Little Moe" Rossitto, dwarf actor (Carousel), dies at 83
  • 21st Angelo Rossitto, dwarf known as "Little Moe"/actor (Dark), dies at 83
  • 21st JA Mommersteeg, Dutch state sect of Defense (KVP), dies
  • 22nd Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname religious leader, dies
  • 22nd Reynold Abel Dorris, (Broken Cord), dies at 23 in car crash
  • 23rd Ernestine McClendon, director/actress (Homer & Eddie), dies
  • 24th Mary Lawrence, actress (Best Man), dies of respiratory failure at 73

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24th Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss), children's author, dies of cancer at 87

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • 24th Peter Bellamy, folk singer (b. 1944)
  • 25th Klaus Barbie, Gestapo chief of Lyon, dies of cancer at 77
  • 25th Max Koot, royal photographer, dies
  • 25th Viviane Romance, French actress (b. 1912)
  • 25th Lydia Cabrera, Cuban Anthropologist, dies at 91
  • 26th Billy Vaughn, American singer and bandleader (Sail Along Sil'vry Moon), dies of cancer at 72
  • 27th Huib Orizand, Dutch actor (Paul Vlanderen), dies
  • 27th Jan Hart, director (Friends of Curacao), dies
  • 27th Oona Chaplin, daughter of Eugene O'Neill/wife of Charles, dies at 66

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28th Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter, dies of pneumonia at 65

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 29th Gijsbert Perlee, Amsterdam's organ builder/grinder (Arabian), dies
  • 29th Sam Ntuli, South African ANC-writer, murdered
  • 29th Zapata Jaw, [Nelson Renfrum], Surinamese musician, dies
  • 30th Nancy Welford, entertainer, dies at 87