What Happened in 1991 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 1,090

  • Apr 22 Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn & Queens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 23 Bjorn Borg loses 6-2, 6-3 to Jordi Arrese after 8 year lay off

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Apr 23 Gordon Greenidge scores 223 v Aus, his last Test Cricket knock at home
  • Apr 23 USSR grants republics right to secede under certain conditions

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 24 26th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Apr 24 Freddie Stowers is awarded the posthumous Medal of Honor for which he had been recommended in 1918.
  • Apr 25 "Grand Hotel" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 1018 performances
  • Apr 25 Lisa Olson brings suit against NFL NE Patriots for sexual harassment
  • Apr 25 Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman's musical premieres in NYC
  • Apr 25 Iraq expects to resume crude oil and product exports by July
  • Apr 26 "Dinosaurs" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Apr 26 23 killed in Kansas & Oklahoma by tornadoes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • Apr 27 "Lucifer's Child" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • Apr 27 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by David Ozio
  • Apr 28 "Gypsy" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • Apr 28 "Taking Steps" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 78 performances
  • Apr 28 Space Shuttle STS 39 (Discovery 12) launched
  • Apr 29 "Our Country's Good" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Apr 29 Croatia declares independence
  • Apr 29 Cyclone strikes Bangladesh, 139,000 die/10 million homeless
  • Apr 29 Earthquake in Georgia, kills 100
  • Apr 30 In Bangladesh a cyclone killed over 131,000 & left 9 million homeless
  • May 1 "Will Rogers Follies" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 983 performances

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 1 A's Rickey Henderson steals an all time record 939th base vs Yanks

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • May 1 Angolan civil war ends
  • May 1 Last day of Test cricket for Gordon Greenidge
  • May 1 Milwaukee Brewers beat Chicago Cubs, 10-9, in 19 innings
  • May 1 Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brocks record with his 939th steal

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May 1 Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter (beats Toronto 3-0)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • May 1 Skin-Spit-Skin featuring lesbian, homosexual & hetrosexual nude couples caressing, is seen by 5,000 in NYC

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May 2 Pope John Paul II's encyclical on Centesimus annus

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • May 3 356th & final episode of CBS 2nd longest running series "Dallas", (2nd only to "Gunsmoke")
  • May 3 The Declaration of Windhoek (on press freedom) signed by African journalists

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May 3 Cam Neely is injured on a cheap shot by Ulf Samuelsson, an injury that would limit him to only 162 games for the remainder of his NHL career and force him to retire at 31

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • May 4 117th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley aboard Strike the Gold wins in 2:03
  • May 4 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Doug Kent
  • May 4 Actress Sharon Gless & producer Barney Rosenzeig wed
  • May 4 Indians' Chris James sets club record for most RBIs in a game (9)
  • May 4 Morris K Udall, (Rep-D-Ariz), resigns due to Parkinson disease
  • May 4 NY Mets M Sasser & Mark Carreon are 8th to hit consecutive pinch HRs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 4 US President George H. W. Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • May 4 36th Eurovision Song Contest: Carola for Sweden wins singing "Fangad av en stormvind" in Rome
  • May 5 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • May 5 A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after a Salvadoran man is shot by police.
  • May 6 Phillie Lenny Dykstra slams his sports car into 2 trees
  • May 6 Seppo Raty of Finland sets javelin record to 301' 9"
  • May 6 Space Shuttle STS 39 (Discovery 12) lands
  • May 7 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • May 7 Haryana beat Bombay in the Ranji Cricket Trophy final by 2 runs
  • May 8 CIA director William H Webster resigns
  • May 9 Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession (conviction overturned 2006)
  • May 9 Michael Landon appears on Tonight Show to talk about his cancer
  • May 10 Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving Madonna's apt
  • May 10 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Minnesota North Stars beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 1
  • May 11 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • May 12 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf Classic
  • May 12 A new cancer drug is announced which can only be found in bark of a rare tree in the Pacific Northwest

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 13 "Michael Jackson: Magic & Madness" goes on sale

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • May 13 Apple releases Macintosh System 7.0
  • May 13 Yankee Stadium fans sing "Like a Virgin" to Jose Canseco
  • May 14 42 die in a train collision in Japan
  • May 14 Robert M Gates becomes head of CIA
  • May 14 World's Largest Burrito created at 1,126 lbs
  • May 14 Winnie Mandela sentenced to 6 years for complicity in kidnapping & beating of four youths, one of whom died, She is freed pending appeal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 15 Defense releases docs claiming Noriega is "CIA's man in Panama"

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • May 15 Edith Cresson becomes France's 1st female premier
  • May 15 Manchester United of England win 31th European Cup Winner's Cup against FC Barcelona 2-1 in Rotterdam
  • May 15 Nepal premier Bhattarai resigns
  • May 15 US President George H. W. Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to Oakland A's-Balt Oriole game
  • May 15 Red Sox & White Sox play then slowest 9 inning game (4:11)
  • May 16 Daily Planet fires cub reporter Jimmy Olson (Superman character) (fiction!)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 16 Queen Elizabeth II becomes 1st British monarch to address US congress

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • May 17 Lupita Jones, 23, of Mexico, crowned 40th Miss Universe
  • May 18 116th Preakness: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 1:54
  • May 18 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • May 18 USSR launches 2 cosmonauts to MIR space station
  • May 19 "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" closes at Shubert NYC after 225 performances
  • May 19 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic
  • May 19 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Centel Senior Golf Challenge
  • May 19 Willy T. Ribbs becomes 1st African American driver to make Indianapolis 500

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 20 Chic Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • May 20 Jeff Reardon gains his 300th career save
  • May 20 Soviet parliament approves law allowing citizens to travel abroad
  • May 20 44th Cannes Film Festival: "Barton Fink" directed by Ethan and Joel Coen wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 21 Ethiopia's Marxist president (Mengistu Haile Mariam) resigns
  • May 22 NFL Owners agree to add 2 teams in 1994
  • May 22 Roh Jai Bong resigns as premier of South Korea
  • May 23 Last Cubans troops leave Angola
  • May 23 Phillie Tommy Greene no-hits Mont Expos, 2-0
  • May 23 San Diego Sockers win 4th consecutive Major Soccer League championship
  • May 23 US Supreme Court bars subsidized clinics from discussing abortion
  • May 25 "People Are Still Having Sex" by LaTour hits #35
  • May 25 Israel evacuates 14,000 Ethiopian Jews
  • May 25 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Minn North Star, 4 games to 2
  • May 26 Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 27 Austrian Boeing 767-300 explodes at Bangkok, 223 die
  • May 28 Ethiopian rebels seize Addis Ababa
  • May 29 "Les Miserables" opens at Aotea Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand
  • May 29 35th European Cup: Red Star Belgrade beats Marseille (0-0, 5-3 on penalties) at Bari

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 614

  • Sep 6 Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, American serial killer (claimed to have murdered over 100 people), executed in the electric chair at 58
  • Sep 7 Archie N Menzies, playwright/composer (Under Your Hat), dies at 87
  • Sep 7 Ben Piazza, actor (Consenting Adults), dies of cancer at 58
  • Sep 7 John Crosby, US columnist/detective writer dies at 79
  • Sep 7 John Lawrence, examined effect of neutron radiation on fabric, dies
  • Sep 8 Alex North, music composer (Spartacus), dies at 80 of cancer
  • Sep 8 Brad Davis, US, actor (Midnight Express, Chariots of Fire), dies at 41
  • Sep 8 Jan J Lipski, chairman (Polish Socialist Party)/writer, dies
  • Sep 8 Jo Budie, Dutch orchestra leader (KRO), dies
  • Sep 9 Edwin M McMillan, US, chemist (neptunium, plutonium, Nobel 1951), dies
  • Sep 9 John Lawrence, doctor, dies
  • Sep 9 Joop H Zwart, Spanish fighter/publicist (Black Widow), dies
  • Sep 9 Paul Michael Lombardi, actor, dies of AIDS at 31
  • Sep 10 Sarah Sally Lawrence, entertainer, dies at 61
  • Sep 10 Yves Montand, actor (Lets Make Love, Z), dies at 70
  • Sep 10 Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (b. 1908)
  • Sep 11 Ernst Herbeck, German Poet (b. 1920)
  • Sep 12 Jacques Benoit, [JJM Bayer], poet, dies
  • Sep 12 Regis Toomey, actor (You're in the Army Now, Burke's Law), dies at 93
  • Sep 13 Ferry Barendse, trumpeter/composer/arranger (Ramblers), dies
  • Sep 13 Joe Pasternak, producer (Spinout, Big City), dies of Parkinson's at 73
  • Sep 13 Metin Oktay, Turkish football player (b. 1936)
  • Sep 14 Julie Bovasso, actress (Saturday Night Fever), dies at 61 of cancer
  • Sep 14 Russell Lynes, American art historian and magazine editor (b. 1910)
  • Sep 15 Allan Sobek, dancer, dies
  • Sep 15 Andre Baruch, Radio/TV announcer dies at 83
  • Sep 15 John Hoyt, actor (My Favorite Brunette), dies of lung cancer at 87
  • Sep 16 Carol White, actress (Prehistoric Women, Dulcima), dies at 47
  • Sep 17 Zino Francescatti, French violinist (b. 1902)
  • Sep 17 Rob Tyner [Robert Derminer], American hard rock musician (MC5), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • Sep 21 Angelo "Little Moe" Rossitto, dwarf actor (Carousel), dies at 83
  • Sep 21 Angelo Rossitto, dwarf known as "Little Moe"/actor (Dark), dies at 83
  • Sep 21 JA Mommersteeg, Dutch state sect of Defense (KVP), dies
  • Sep 22 Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname religious leader, dies
  • Sep 22 Reynold Abel Dorris, (Broken Cord), dies at 23 in car crash
  • Sep 23 Ernestine McClendon, director/actress (Homer & Eddie), dies
  • Sep 24 Mary Lawrence, actress (Best Man), dies of respiratory failure at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • Sep 29 Gijsbert Perlee, Amsterdam's organ builder/grinder (Arabian), dies
  • Sep 29 Sam Ntuli, South African ANC-writer, murdered
  • Sep 29 Zapata Jaw, [Nelson Renfrum], Surinamese musician, dies
  • Sep 30 Nancy Welford, entertainer, dies at 87
  • Oct 1 Jan van Tongeren, painter, dies
  • Oct 2 Dimitrios I, patriarch/primus interparis orthodox Christians, dies
  • Oct 2 Jan H Christianse, political chairman (CDA), dies
  • Oct 3 Max Cantor, journalist, dies
  • Oct 4 Leonard C Odell, wrote 7,000 Burma Shave poems, dies at 83
  • Oct 6 Lincoln Demyan, dies at 66
  • Oct 6 Wendell Phillips, dies at 83 [or 10/13]

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 7 Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager (Dodgers, Giants), dies at 86

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