What Happened in 1991 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 1,090

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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  • Mar 5 Iraq repealed its annexation of Kuwait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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 11 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 11 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

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

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

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

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 19 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.
  • Mar 19 Gorbachev says the Soviet Union will cut its oil exports by nearly half
  • Mar 20 Court awards Peggy Lee $3 million in suit against Disney

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

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

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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Mar 27 Scotty Bowman inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a "builder" of the game

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman

Famous Birthdays

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Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 614

  • May 3 Margaret Tallichet, American actress (Stranger on the 3rd Floor), dies at 77
  • May 3 Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Egyptian singer and composer (b. 1907)
  • May 4 Dennis Crosby, son of Bing, commits suicide at 54
  • May 5 William De Acutis, dies at 33
  • May 6 Anthony van Kampen, writer (Ketelbinkie, Geschonden Eldorado), dies
  • May 6 Chucky Mullins, US soccer player, dies
  • May 6 Thomas A Carlin, dies at 62
  • May 6 Wilfrid Hyde-White, Brits actor (Peyton Place/140+ films), dies at 87
  • May 8 Jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84
  • May 8 Lloyd Ford, stuntman, dies at 79
  • May 8 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse), dies at 72
  • May 9 James L Reinsch, media-advisor (Roosevelt/Churchill/Kennedy), dies
  • May 9 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman III, Whats Up Nurse), dies at 72
  • May 9 Rudolf Serkin, Bohemian/US pianist, dies
  • May 10 Armand HF Boni, [Armand the Good], Flemish poet/writer, dies
  • May 11 Filip J Field, dies at 67
  • May 11 Ho Dam, foreign minister North-Korea (1970-83), dies
  • May 13 Jimmy McPartland, jazz cornetist, dies of cancer at 83
  • May 14 Ast Fonteyne, Flemish lecture artist, dies
  • May 14 Herman Niels, Flemish radio director, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 14 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
  • May 14 John Edward Craven, dies
  • May 14 Shintaro Abe, minister of Exterior of Japan (1982-86), dies
  • May 15 Bud Freeman, jazz tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 84
  • May 15 Reno Browne, American Western actress, dies at 70
  • May 15 Ronald Lacey, actor (Raiders of Lost Ark, Next Victim), dies at 55
  • May 15 Andreas Floer, German mathematician (b. 1956)
  • May 16 Prudence Nesbitt, British actress/TV producer, dies
  • May 18 Edwina Booth, actress (Trader Horn), dies of heart failure at 86
  • May 19 Douglas L Mays, cartoonist (Punch), dies
  • May 19 Rini Otte, Dutch actress (Ergens in Nederland), dies at 74
  • May 20 Julian Orbon De Soto, composer, dies at 65
  • May 21 Bobby Dale, dies at 92
  • May 21 Jean Van Joutte, PM of Belgium (1952-54), dies
  • May 21 Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-89), assassinated at 46
  • May 22 Lino Brocka, director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), dies in car crash at 51
  • May 23 Jean van Houte, Belgian premier, dies
  • May 23 Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money), dies
  • May 23 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30
  • May 23 Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (b. 1895)
  • May 24 Gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49
  • May 24 Miriam di San Servolo, Italian actress (b. 1912)
  • May 25 Dorothy Davis Bostwick, entertainer, dies
  • May 26 Tom Cassidy, anchor (CNN), dies of AIDs at 41
  • May 26 Tom Eyen, playwright (Dreamgirls), dies of cardiac arrest at 50
  • May 27 Ed Dodd, cartoonist (Mark Trail), dies at 88
  • May 27 Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist (b. 1904)
  • May 28 Brigitte B Fischer, writer, dies
  • May 28 Ethel Lois Payne, American journalist (Chic Defender), dies at 79
  • May 29 Coral Browne, Australian actor (Ruling Class), dies of cancer at 77
  • May 30 Manolo Gomez Bur, Spanish comedian dies at 74
  • May 31 Angus Wilson, [Johnstone-W], British writer (Wrong Set), dies
  • May 31 H N "Swanie" Swanson, literary agent, dies at 91 of a stroke
  • Jun 1 David Ruffin, vocalist (The Temptations), dies of drug overdose at 50
  • Jun 3 Andy Milligan, cinematographer/director (Sweeney Todd), dies at 62
  • Jun 3 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), dies at 92
  • Jun 3 Harry Glicken, volcanologist, killed by Mt Unzen Volcano in Japan
  • Jun 3 Thomas C Lasorda, American artist and son of Los Angeles Dodgers manager, dies of pneumonia at 33
  • Jun 3 Takeshi Nagata, Japanese geophysicist (b. 1913)
  • Jun 6 Larry Kert, actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies of AIDS at 60
  • Jun 6 Stan Getz, jazz saxophonist (Girl from Impanima), dies at 64
  • Jun 6 Sylvia Porter, economist/author (Money Book), dies at 77
  • Jun 7 Eric Francis, actor (Shillingbury Blowers), dies
  • Jun 8 Bertice Reading, Dutch actress (Moon in the Gutter), dies
  • Jun 8 Mary Bacon, jockey, dying of cancer, commits suicide by gun at 43
  • Jun 9 Bob Irwin, Comedian, dies of Alzheimer's related illness at 88
  • Jun 9 Charles Loloma, painter/sculptor, dies
  • Jun 9 Claudio Arrau, Chilian/US pianist/composer, dies at 88
  • Jun 9 Max van Praag, Dutch singer, dies at 77
  • Jun 10 Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Silence of Mer), dies
  • Jun 11 Vlastimil Fisar, Czech actor/pres (Intl Actors Federation), dies
  • Jun 14 Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter, dies at 84
  • Jun 14 Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (A passage to India), dies at 83
  • Jun 15 Happy Chandler, American politician and Commissioner of Baseball (b. 1898)
  • Jun 16 Vicky Brown, US singer (Power of Love), dies
  • Jun 18 Joan Caulfield, actress (My Favorite Husband), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jun 19 Jean Arthur [Gladys Greene], US actress (Shane), dies at 90
  • Jun 22 Cameron Miller, actor (Portrait of Claire), dies at 82
  • Jun 22 Kevin O'Connor, actor (Bogie), dies of cancer at 56
  • Jun 23 Antonio Jacinto, Angolan poet, dies at 66
  • Jun 23 Bill Buysman, Dutch guitarist/singer (Kilima Hawaiians), dies
  • Jun 24 Martin Rosenblatt, actor (Splitz, Annie Hall, NY Stories), dies at 74
  • Jun 24 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter, dies at 91
  • Jun 24 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (b. 1917)
  • Jun 26 Paul Andor, actor (Mad Lover, Enemy of Women), dies
  • Jun 27 Klas Bruinsma, leader criminal organization, murdered
  • Jun 27 Willem J [Molly] Geertsema, liberal/foreign minister), dies
  • Jun 27 Milton Subotsky, American screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • Jun 28 Ernie McCormick, cricketer (12 Tests for Australia), dies
  • Jun 28 Klas Bruinsma, clergyman, dies
  • Jul 1 Joost Baljeu, painter/founder-editor Structure, dies
  • Jul 1 Michael Landon, American actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven), dies of cancer at 54
  • Jul 2 Lee Remick, actress (Days of Wine & Roses), dies of cancer at 55
  • Jul 3 Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer, dies at 77
  • Jul 4 Victor Chang, Australian physician (b. 1936)
  • Jul 5 Howard Nemerow, US poet laureate (Pulitzer), dies
  • Jul 5 Mildred Dunnock, dies at 87
  • Jul 6 Thorley Walters, actor (Trog, Edwardians, Daisy), dies at 78
  • Jul 6 Muda Lawal, Nigerian footballer (b. 1954)
  • Jul 8 James Franciscus, actor (Mr Novak), dies at of emphysema 57