What Happened in 1991 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 1,090

  • Jan 27 7th Sundance Film Festival: "Poison" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 28 "A Closer Look" with Faith Daniels premieres on NBC-TV

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 28 18th American Music Awards: M C Hammer & Janet Jackson

  • Jan 28 Boon completes ninth Test century, 121 v England at Adelaide
  • Jan 28 Dictator Siad Barre flees Somalia ending 22 year rule
  • Jan 29 "Piano Lesson" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 320 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 29 Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jan 29 Gulf War: The Battle of Kahfji begins (first major ground engagement of the war)
  • Jan 30 Iraqi troops gain control of Al Khafji inside the Saudi Arabian border
  • Jan 31 Denver Nuggets Michael Adams becomes shortest NBAer to get a triple-double
  • Jan 31 Robert Gibson flies record 27,040 feet altitude
  • Feb 1 Afghanistan/Pakistan hit by earthquake, 1,200 die
  • Feb 1 Craig McDermott takes 8-97 v England at the WACA
  • Feb 1 President F W de Klerk, says he would repeal all apartheid laws
  • Feb 1 US Air & Skywest Fairchild jet collide at LA Airport killing 32
  • Feb 2 Aravinda De Silva scores 267 v NZ at Wellington
  • Feb 2 NH snaps its 32-game losing streak at home beating Holy Cross, 72-56
  • Feb 2 US postage is raised from 25 cents to 29 cents
  • Feb 2 Sting scores his second UK No.1 album with 'The Soul Cages'
  • Feb 3 Meg Mallon wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
  • Feb 3 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-21

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Feb 4 Hall of Fame's board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Feb 4 Batsmen Martin Crowe and Andrew Jones make a world record 467 run stand for New Zealand v Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Martin Crowe
  • Feb 4 US postage raises from 25 cents to 29 cents

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 4 Alex Trebek becomes first person to host three American game shows at the same time (Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration, To Tell the Truth)

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • Feb 5 A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides
  • Feb 5 All American Bowl ends after 14 years
  • Feb 5 Big East Football conference forms
  • Feb 5 LA King Dave Taylor becomes 29th NHler to score 1000 points

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 5 Howard Stern kisses NY Giant Leonard Marshall's ass over bet, Stern lost claiming the Giants would lose the Superbowl

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Feb 6 Mousey Davis becomes 1st coach of NY-NJ Knights
  • Feb 7 Jean-Bertrand Aristide sworn in as Haiti's 1st elected president

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Feb 7 Bob Knight, Larry O'Brien, Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, Harry Gallatin & Larry Fleisher elected to NBA Hall of Fame

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • Feb 7 The IRA launches a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street during a cabinet meeting.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 8 Roger Clemens signs record $5,380,250 per year Red Sox contract

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Feb 9 "This Is Ponderous" by 2nu peaks at #46
  • Feb 9 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5k (6:41:73)
  • Feb 9 Terry Norris knocks down Sugar Ray Leonard twice & beats him
  • Feb 9 US Supreme Court agrees to hear Joseph Doherty case
  • Feb 9 Wally Joyner wins record $2.1 million salary arbitration
  • Feb 10 "La Bete" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • Feb 10 41st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 116-114 at Charlotte
  • Feb 10 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament
  • Feb 10 Johann Koss skates world record 10 km (13:43.54)
  • Feb 10 Lithuania votes for independence from USSR
  • Feb 11 UNPO, Unrepresented Nations & People Org forms in Hague Neth
  • Feb 12 Iceland recognizes Lithuania's independence
  • Feb 12 North & South Korea form a joint team for table tennis competition
  • Feb 13 Syria tells Germany they are ready to recognize Israel
  • Feb 13 US bombs Iraqi air raid shelter, killing 334
  • Feb 13 US air raid on the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad kills more than 408 civilians
  • Feb 14 "Mule Bone" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 67 performances
  • Feb 14 NL Cy Young winner Doug Drabek wins record $3 mil salary arbitration

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 14 "The Silence of the Lambs", based on the book by Thomas Harris, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, is released (Best Picture 1992)

  • Feb 15 Freighter with dynamite explodes in Phang Nga Thailand, 120 die
  • Feb 15 Troy State sets NCAA Div II record with 103 points in 2nd half routing DeVry Institute 187-117
  • Feb 15 Daily market volatility as Hussein mentions withdrawal, but Bush calls his offer a "cruel hoax"
  • Feb 15 41st Berlin International Film Festival: "The House of Smiles" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 16 Dutch PPR, Political Party Radicals, disbands
  • Feb 16 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding
  • Feb 17 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
  • Feb 17 33rd Daytona 500: Ernie Irvan wins (148.148 MPH)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 18 Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse & shuts out NJ Devils 4-0

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr
  • Feb 20 "Taking Steps" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 78 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 20 33rd Grammy Awards: Another Day in Paradise, Mariah Carey

Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
  • Feb 20 A gigantic statue of Albania's long-time dictator, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital, Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 21 Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 780 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Feb 21 USSR announces Iraq agrees to a proposal to end Persian Gulf War US calls the plan unacceptable
  • Feb 22 Bush & US Gulf War allies give Iraq 24 hrs to begin Kuwait withdrawal
  • Feb 22 Kelli McCarty, 21, (Kansas), crowned 40th Miss USA
  • Feb 22 Test Cricket debut of Sanath Jayasuriya, vs NZ at Hamilton
  • Feb 23 Greg Haugen scores a split decision over Hector "Macho" Camacho
  • Feb 23 Military coup in Thailand, Premier Choonhaven arrested
  • Feb 23 NC is 1st NCAA basketball team to win 1,500 games
  • Feb 23 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
  • Feb 23 US insists Iraq publicly announce it is leaving Kuwait by 12 PM EST
  • Feb 24 "Those Were The Days" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 126 performances
  • Feb 24 End of World League of American Football's (WLAF) 1st draft
  • Feb 24 US & allies begin a ground war assault on Iraqi troops
  • Feb 25 Andrew Jones scores twin Test Cricket tons v Sri Lanka (122 & 100*)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 25 Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky & John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • Feb 25 US, barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, hit by scud missile, kills 28
  • Feb 26 Asanka Gurusinha scores twin Test Cricket tons v NZ (119 & 102)
  • Feb 26 Bill Veeck & Tony Lazzeri elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 26 Kuwaiti resistance leaders declare they have control of their capital
  • Feb 26 NY-NJ Knights (WLAF) players 1st come together
  • Feb 26 Signs of Iran crude now an option for US refiners, but no imports from Iran likely in near future
  • Feb 27 Ben Elton's "Silly Cow" premieres in London
  • Feb 27 Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreat and Kuwait is re-taken by the US
  • Feb 27 Noureddine Morcelli set 1500m mark at 3:34:16

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 27 Singer James Brown is released from prison

Singer James Brown
James Brown
  • Feb 28 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Carre, Amsterdam
  • Feb 28 "Speed of Darkness" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Feb 28 Don Mattingly named 10th NY Yankee Captain
  • Feb 28 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m indoor (3:34:16)
  • Feb 28 US & allied forces grant Iraq a cease fire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 28 United Nations troops move into Kuwait City and Saddam Hussein orders troops out of Kuwait; Iraqi soldiers ignite Kuwaiti oil fields during their retreat

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Mar 1 US Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens
  • Mar 2 "Aspects of Love" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 377 performances
  • Mar 2 "La Bete" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 24 performances

Famous Birthdays

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Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 614

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • Mar 7 Greta Schoon, German poet, dies at 81
  • Mar 9 Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
  • Mar 12 Etienne Decroux, French mime (Voyage, Surprise), dies at 92
  • Mar 12 Ragnar Granit, Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1900)
  • Mar 13 Cor Witschge, [Pipo the Clown], Dutch actor (Alicia), dies at 65
  • Mar 13 Jimmy McPartland, US, jazz cornetist, dies
  • Mar 14 Howard Ashman, song writer (Under the Sea), dies of AIDs at 40
  • Mar 14 Jef Houthuys, Belgian union leader (ACV, 1968-87), dies at 68
  • Mar 14 Jerome "Doc" Pomus, American blues singer-songwriter (Save Last Dance for Me), dies at 65
  • Mar 14 Robert Maroff, dies at 57
  • Mar 14 Margery Sharp, children's author (b. 1905)
  • Mar 15 Budd [Lawrence] Freeman, US jazz saxophonist (Eel), dies at 84
  • Mar 15 Eileen Sedgwick, silent film actress (Hot Heels), dies at 93
  • Mar 16 7 members of Reba McIntire's band, killed in a plane crash
  • Mar 16 Jan H van Roijen, Dutch diplomat/Foreign Minister, dies at 85
  • Mar 16 Wim van den Brink, Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit, Red Sien), dies
  • Mar 18 Jack McCoy, Radio/TV personality, dies at 72
  • Mar 18 Vilma Banky, actress (Eagle, Son of Sheik, Rebel), dies at 93
  • Mar 19 John Russell Thomas, NFL general manager (Detroit Lions), dies
  • Mar 19 Ron Pagano, dies after lengthy illness at 37
  • Mar 19 Sunday Wilshin, actor (Murder by Rope), dies at 86
  • Mar 20 Conor Clapton, Eric Clapton's son, falls out of 53rd floor window at 5
  • Mar 21 Leo Fender, American inventor (Fender guitar), dies at 81
  • Mar 22 Gloria Holden, actress (Dracula's Daughter, Test Pilot), dies at 73
  • Mar 22 Léon Balcer, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  • Mar 22 Dave Guard, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio), dies of cancer at 56
  • Mar 23 Dominic Bellissimo, created buffalo chicken wings, dies at 68
  • Mar 23 Fons Jansen, Dutch night club performer, dies at 65
  • Mar 23 Mona Maris, actress (Camila, Berlin Correspondent), dies at 88
  • Mar 23 Parkash Singh, Indian soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1913)
  • Mar 24 Sir John Kerr, Australian politician and the Governor General who dismissed the Whitlam Government (b. 1914)
  • Mar 25 Eileen Joyce, pianist, dies at 78
  • Mar 25 Lee Donn, pianist, dies of stroke at 96
  • Mar 25 Marcel Lefebvre, French Catholic prelate (b. 1905)
  • Mar 26 Frans Dohmen, union leader (Neth Catholic Mine Workers), dies at 81
  • Mar 27 Aldo Ray, western actor (Battle Cry), dies at 64 of cancer
  • Mar 27 Elinor Remick Warren, composer, dies at 91
  • Mar 27 Leueen McGrath, actress (Edward My Son, Saint's Vacation), dies at 77
  • Mar 27 Ralph Bates, British actor (Persecution, Graveyard), dies at 50
  • Mar 28 Carlos Montalban, actor (Bananas), dies at 85
  • Mar 29 Lee Atwater, political strategists (R), dies of brain tumor at 40
  • Mar 29 Matt Bennett, actor (Hickey & Boggs), dies of brain tumor at 52
  • Mar 30 Jan Willem Hofstra, Dutch actor/writer (Friends of My Friends), dies
  • Mar 31 John Carter, US jazz clarinetist (Roots & folklore), dies
  • Apr 1 Martha Graham, US, choreographer (Appalachian Spring), dies at 96
  • Apr 1 Paulo Muwanga, chief of Uganda (1980), dies
  • Apr 1 Richard Thorpe, director (MGM), dies at 95
  • Apr 1 Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician (b.1946)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 3 Graham Greene, British writer (3rd Man, Our man in Havana), dies at 86

  • Apr 4 John Heinz, (Sen-R-Pa), dies in a plane crash, dies at 52
  • Apr 4 Luc de Rijck, Belgian soccer player (Turnhout), dies
  • Apr 4 Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann), dies at 79
  • Apr 4 Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (b. 1920)
  • Apr 4 Forrest Towns, American hurdler (b. 1914)
  • Apr 5 John Tower, (Sen-R-Tx), dies in a plane crash at 65
  • Apr 5 Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr, USN/astro (STS 33), dies at 43
  • Apr 6 Bill Ponsford, cricketer (Test avg 48 22, 1st-class avg 65 18), dies
  • Apr 8 Dead (musician), Swedish metal singer (b. 1969)
  • Apr 9 Maurice Binder, title designer (James Bond Movies), dies at 73
  • Apr 9 Martin Hannett, record producer (b. 1948)
  • Apr 10 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Harry & Hendersons), dies of AIDS at 35
  • Apr 10 Natalie Schafer, actress (Gilligan's Island), dies at 90 from cancer
  • Apr 11 Tom Rosqui, dies at 62
  • Apr 12 James Schuyler, US poet (Pulitzer 1980), dies
  • Apr 15 Marjorie Warfield, dies at 88
  • Apr 15 Martin Ashe, American actor, dies at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 16 David Lean, film director (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies of pneumonia at 83

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • Apr 17 Jack Yellen, US poet (Sons o' Fun), dies at 97
  • Apr 19 Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (b. 1905)
  • Apr 20 Don[ald] Siegel, US director (Coogan's Bluff/Dirty Harry), dies at 78
  • Apr 20 Jumjaagiyn Tsedenbal, Mongolian politician, dies
  • Apr 20 Sean O'Faolain, [J Whelan], Irish writer (Nest of Simple), dies at 91
  • Apr 20 Steve Marriott, English guitarist (Small Faces), dies in a fire at 44
  • Apr 20 Yumzhagin Tsendenbal, PM of Mongolia (1952-74), dies
  • Apr 21 Richard Bolling, (Rep-D-Missouri), dies at 74
  • Apr 21 Willi Boskovsky, Austrian conductor (new years concert), dies at 81
  • Apr 23 Peter Bailey, Graphic designer/calligrapher, dies
  • Apr 23 Johnny Thunders, American musician (b. 1952)
  • Apr 24 J de Graaf, ethicus/president church & peace, dies
  • Apr 25 Frank Hamilton, actor (Subterraneans), dies at 66
  • Apr 25 Theo Laseroms, [Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), dies
  • Apr 26 Emily McLaughlin, US actress (Jessie-General Hospital), dies at 61
  • Apr 26 Carmine Coppola, composer/conductor (The Godfather Part II), and father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies at 80
  • Apr 26 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (b. 1904)
  • Apr 26 Richard Hatfield, Canadian politician (b. 1931)
  • Apr 26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, dies at 85
  • Apr 27 Marcus Heeresma, writer/poet (Anna, Son of a Whore), dies
  • Apr 28 Floyd B McKissick, US founder (CORE), dies
  • Apr 28 Ken Curtis, American actor (Festus - Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • Apr 28 Steve Broidy, American motion picture executive (b. 1905)
  • Apr 29 Claude Gallimard, French publisher, dies
  • Apr 30 George Sperti Sperti, inventor (Preparation H), dies at 91
  • Apr 30 Michael G Hagerty, actor (Overboard), dies at 39
  • May 1 Richard Thorpe, director (Jailhouse Rock, Night Must Fall), dies
  • May 2 Hal Bell, dies at 65
  • May 2 Leib Lensky, dies at 82
  • May 2 Ronald McKie, Australian author (b. 1909)
  • May 3 Gerrit Mik, child psychiatrist and Dutch MP (D66), dies
  • May 3 Jersy Kosinski, Polish-American author (Being There), dies at 57