What Happened in 1991 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 1,090

  • May 30 64th National Spelling Bee: Joanne Lagatta wins spelling antipyretic
  • May 30 Arturo Barrios runs world record one-hour distance (21,096 km)
  • May 30 Supreme Court rules prosecutors can be sued for legal advice they give police & can be held accountable
  • May 31 Sides in Angola sign a treaty ending 16 year civil war
  • Jun 2 45th Tony Awards: Lost in Yonkers & Will Rogers Follies win
  • Jun 2 4th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • Jun 2 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 2 Seppo Raty of Finland improves his world javelin record to 318' 1"
  • Jun 2 Three Andrettis finished 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin
  • Jun 3 Mount Unzen erupts in Japan, worst eruption in Japanese history
  • Jun 3 NY Yankees selected 19-year-old Brien Taylor, #1 in amateur draft
  • Jun 3 Thomas Hearns captures WBA light heavyweight title
  • Jun 3 Kuwait asks Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members to produce 800,000 bbl/d (130,000 m3/d) of oil on its behalf
  • Jun 4 1st post WW II non-communist government in Albania

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 4 Pope John Paul II compares abortion with Nazi murders

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jun 4 Robert Strauss becomes US ambassador to Soviet Union
  • Jun 5 Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl ordained in Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Jun 5 Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) launched
  • Jun 6 Albert Belle is shipped to minors for not running out a ground ball
  • Jun 6 Dana Plato receives 6 yr suspended sentence for robbing a video store
  • Jun 6 NBC announces Jay Leno will succeed Johnny Carson on May 25, 1992
  • Jun 6 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Hick, v West Indies at Headingley
  • Jun 7 Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) erupts for 1st time
  • Jun 8 "Our Country's Good" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jun 8 123rd Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 2:28
  • Jun 8 College World Series: Louisiana State defeats Wichita State 6-3
  • Jun 8 Former NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds
  • Jun 8 Victory parade held in Wash DC (Persian Gulf War)
  • Jun 8 Warren Schutte, is 1st non American to win NCAA Div 1 golf title
  • Jun 9 9th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Albus
  • Jun 9 Jack La Lanne, 76, arrested for suspicion of DWI
  • Jun 9 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
  • Jun 9 WLAF 1st world bowl London Monarchs defeat Barlecona Dragons 21-0

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 90th Men's French Open: Jim Courier beats Andre Agassi (3-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 90th Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Jun 10 David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" airs its final episode airs on ABC-TV
  • Jun 10 25th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton
  • Jun 10 Mother of All Parades-NYC welcomes desert storm troops
  • Jun 10 South Florida & Denver picked for 1993 NL franchises
  • Jun 11 Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0
  • Jun 12 45th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 12 Boris Yelstin elected president of Russian Federation
  • Jun 13 A spectator is killed by lightning at US Open Golf tournament
  • Jun 13 NHL owners present contract to players (leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike)
  • Jun 13 The National, 1st all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" opens directed by Kevin Reynolds and starring Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman

  • Jun 14 Leroy Burrell of USA sets 100m record (9.90) in NYC
  • Jun 14 Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) lands
  • Jun 15 Carolyn Tanny & Bob Trischel wed
  • Jun 15 Climactic eruption of the Mount Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines
  • Jun 15 Birth of the first federal political party in Canada that supports Quebec nationalism, le Bloc Québécois.
  • Jun 16 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 241 performances
  • Jun 16 -23] NYC Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week"

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 16 91st US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 282 at Hazeline National GC Minn

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 16 Boris Yeltsin elected President of Russian SSR

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Jun 16 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 16 Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row
  • Jun 16 Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day
  • Jun 16 With 3 runs in 9th, Balt ends Twins 15 game win streak 6-5
  • Jun 17 Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 The body of Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the USA, is exhumed to test how he died; rumours had persisted since his death in 1850 of arsenic poisoning - no evidence of this was found.

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor
  • Jun 17 South Africa abolishes last of its apartheid laws
  • Jun 18 Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia, arrives in US
  • Jun 18 Mud storm in Antofagasta Chile, kills 80
  • Jun 18 SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky's cancerous left arm is amputated
  • Jun 18 Yankee pitchers pick-off 3 Toronto Blue Jays
  • Jun 19 2 of Mia Farrow's daughters arrested for shoplifting lingerie

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar surrenders to police

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar
  • Jun 19 NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987
  • Jun 20 The Bundestag (German parliament) decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.
  • Jun 21 Jirg Haider resigns as premier of Karinthia

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jun 21 NY Islanders Denis Potvin and Mike Bossy, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Jun 22 "I Hate Hamlet" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 88 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 Quebec Nordiques pick Eric Lindros #1 at NHL entry draft

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • Jun 22 Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in Philippines
  • Jun 23 "Odd Couple" opens & closes at Belasco Theater NYC
  • Jun 23 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Babalu Music"
  • Jun 23 Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • Jun 23 Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race
  • Jun 23 A peace summit, brokered by the clergy and business and attended by all major political parties, but boycotted by the Conservative Party, is held to end the violence in South Africa
  • Jun 24 NHL adopts instant-replay & tenth of second clock in final minute

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 25 Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jun 25 Slovenia & Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia
  • Jun 25 Japan lifts its call for voluntary restraint on expanding trade with South Africa
  • Jun 25 Six persons are killed and eighteen injured when gunmen open fire on a crowded commuter train in Soweto, South Africa
  • Jun 26 "Getting Married" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 70 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses congress

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jun 26 Amy Elizabeth Goodman, of California, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 26 Charlotte Hornets make Larry Johnson of UNLV, NBA's #1 draft pick
  • Jun 26 Ky medical examiner announces Zachary Taylor died of natural causes
  • Jun 27 Emmy 18th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 12th time
  • Jun 28 South Africa signs the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 "Jackie Mason - Brand New" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 216 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Jun 29 6.0 earthquake hits southern Calif
  • Jun 29 Britain's Nick Brown, 591st rank beats 10th-seeded Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in 2nd round at Wimbledon

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 30 37th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Meg Mallon

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • Jun 30 South Africa's Government repeals the 1913 Native Land Act, an important part of the system of Apartheid (Racially Based Land Measures Act)

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 1 "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong premieres at Century City, California

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • Jul 2 Riot at Guns N' Roses concert in St Louis

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 614

  • Oct 31 James Marshall, US children's book writer/illustrator, dies at 50
  • Oct 31 Johan Schmitz, actor (Gysbregt van Aemstel/Soldat van Orange), dies
  • Oct 31 Joseph Papp, Broadway producer (Chorus Line), dies of cancer at 70
  • Oct 31 Gene Anderson, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • Nov 1 Joseph Papp, US theater producer (Chorus Line, Hair), dies at 70
  • Nov 2 Fran Stevens, singer, dies of cancer in Bronx NY at 72
  • Nov 2 Irwin Allen, dir (Land of the Giants, Poseidon Adventure), dies at 75
  • Nov 2 Mort Shuman, American singer songwriter (Viva Las Vegas), dies of cancer at 54
  • Nov 5 Fred MacMurray, American actor (My Three Sons), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Nov 5 Robert Maxwell, Billionaire publisher (NY Daily News), dies at 68
  • Nov 6 Andre Vandernoot, Flemish fluitist/conductor, dies at 64

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 6 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Whirlpool), dies of emphysema at 70

Actress Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney
  • Nov 7 Tom of Finland [Touko Laaksonen], Finnish fetish artist, dies at 71
  • Nov 8 Christine Felsmann, dies
  • Nov 8 Frances Faye, singer/actress (Pretty Baby), dies after strokes
  • Nov 8 John Kirckpatrick, US musicologist (Charles Ives Archives), dies
  • Nov 8 Patrick Hamilton, author (Gaslight, Rope, Angel Street), dies at 45
  • Nov 9 Guido Claus, Belgian actor (Sacrament), dies
  • Nov 9 Yves Montand, actor (Idol, Grand Prix), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Nov 10 Alessandro Lessona, Minister of Italian Colonies (1931-38), dies
  • Nov 10 Franco Malfatti, president of Commission of Europe (1970-1972), dies
  • Nov 10 Tutte Lemkow, dancer/dir (Capt Paradise, I am a Camera), dies at 73
  • Nov 10 William Afflis, American professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • Nov 12 Christopher Hayes, dies of heart attack
  • Nov 12 Diane Brewster, actress (Courage of Black Beauty), dies at 60
  • Nov 12 Howard Brunner, dies of AIDS at 51
  • Nov 12 Paul E "Cardinal" Leger, cardinal/archbishop of Montreal, dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Ad Kosto, Dutch state secretary (PvdA), assassinated by bomb
  • Nov 13 Cyril Poitier, actor (Uptown Saturday Night), dies of cancer at 80
  • Nov 13 Hanson Baldwin, US military historian, dies at 88
  • Nov 14 Tony Richardson, British director (Tom Jones), dies of AIDs at 63
  • Nov 16 Ralph Marrero, actor (Babe, Johnny Suede), dies in car accident at 33
  • Nov 17 John Blatnik, (Rep-Minn, 1947-75), dies at 80
  • Nov 17 Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance, (Jerry Van Dyke's daughter), suicide at 33
  • Nov 17 Paul Reid Roman, actor (Aviator, Blue Knight), dies of cancer at 55
  • Nov 18 Gustav Husak, president of Czechoslovakia (1975-89), dies at 78
  • Nov 19 Reggie Nalder, actor (Mark of Devil), dies of bone cancer at 80
  • Nov 20 Gina Petrushka, actress (Exorcist, Sybil), dies
  • Nov 21 Daniel Mann, US director (Rose tattoo), dies of heart failure at 79
  • Nov 21 David "Sonny" Werblin, AFL owner (NY Jets), dies at 81
  • Nov 21 Prior Jones, West Indian cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1948-52), dies
  • Nov 21 Sonny Werblin, NY sports impresario, dies at 81
  • Nov 22 Jac de Jong, Dutch MP/composer/businessman (Nedac-Sorbo), dies
  • Nov 23 Ken Uehara, actor (Honolulu-Tokyo), dies of heart failure at 82
  • Nov 23 Klaus Kinski, actor (Android, Little Drummer Girl), dies at 65
  • Nov 24 Anton Furst, production designer (Batman), dies at 47
  • Nov 24 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], American drummer (Kiss), dies of cancer at 41
  • Nov 24 Freddie Mercury, British singer (Queen), dies of AIDS at 45
  • Nov 25 Eleanor Audley, voice (Wicked Stepmother-Cinderella), dies at 86
  • Nov 26 Bob Johnson, US hockey coach (Pittsburgh Penguins), dies at 60
  • Nov 26 Dehl Berti, actor (Bullies), dies of heart attack at 70
  • Nov 26 François Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), dies at 64
  • Nov 26 Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft; b. 1908)
  • Nov 29 Frank Yerby, US writer (Health Card, The Dahomean), dies at 75
  • Nov 29 Ralph Bellamy, actor (Rosemary's Baby, His Girl Friday), dies at 87
  • Nov 30 P G Z (Zin) Harris, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ 1962-65), dies
  • Dec 1 Byron Webster, actor (That Man Bolt), dies of AIDS at 58
  • Dec 1 George Joseph Stigler, US economist (Nobel 1982), dies at 80
  • Dec 3 Alex Graham, British cartoonstrip artist (Fred Basset), dies
  • Dec 3 Casey Walters, actor (True Story of Lynn Stuart), after a stroke at 75
  • Dec 5 Aad Mansfield, soccer player/trainer (ADO/Feyenoord/FC Utrecht), dies
  • Dec 5 Jill Browne, dies at 54
  • Dec 5 Richard Speck, mass murderer, dies a day before his 50th birthday
  • Dec 5 Robert Karvelas, American actor (b. 1921)
  • Dec 6 Ann Sorg Coston, actress (Anna-Aldrich Family), dies at 62
  • Dec 6 Headman Tshabalala, South African singer (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), shot and killed at 44
  • Dec 7 Michael Taylor, Male Model (b. 1913)
  • Dec 8 Buck Clayton, US jazz trumpeter/orchestra leader, dies
  • Dec 8 Kimberly Bergalis, got AIDS from health care worker, dies at 23
  • Dec 10 Berenice Abbott, US photographer, dies at 93
  • Dec 10 Greta Kempton, American artist (b. 1901)
  • Dec 11 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Prof (Swedish Academy), dies
  • Dec 11 Daniel Simon Scott, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 71
  • Dec 11 Robert Q Lewis, US comic/TV panel member (RQL Show), dies at 70
  • Dec 12 Eleanor Boardman, actor (Crowd), dies in at 93
  • Dec 12 Ken Keltner, US baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 75
  • Dec 12 Lex Karsemeijer, Dutch tenor/choral dir (Sweet 16, Pro Musica), dies
  • Dec 13 Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (La marge), dies at 82
  • Dec 14 John Arlott, cricketer (the greatest of cricket commentators), dies
  • Dec 14 Robert Eddison, British actor (Uncle Silas), dies at 83
  • Dec 15 Horatio Luro, US horse trainer (Northern Dancer), dies at 90
  • Dec 15 Ray Smith, British actor (And Then You Die), dies at 55
  • Dec 16 Fred D Scott, actor (2 Gun Troubador), dies
  • Dec 17 John Blatnik, (Rep-Minnesota, 1947-75), dies at 80
  • Dec 18 June Storey, actress (South of the Border), dies of cancer at 73
  • Dec 18 George Abecassis, English Formula 1 driver (b. 1913)
  • Dec 19 Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81
  • Dec 19 Paul Maxwell, actor (City of Fear, Freedom to Die), dies at 70
  • Dec 19 Joe Cole, American rock music roadie (b. 1961)
  • Dec 20 Andries D Copier, Dutch glass designer (Guild glass), dies
  • Dec 20 Fop[pe] I Brouwer, biologist (Everything That Lives & Grows), dies
  • Dec 20 Helene Heigh, actress (Undercover Woman, Teen Age Thunder), dies at 86
  • Dec 20 Sam Rabin, speaker of house, dies at 88
  • Dec 20 Stephen Birnbaum, US tourism writer, dies at 54
  • Dec 20 Thomas Newman, actor/composer (Cape Fear), dies of heart attack at 60
  • Dec 20 Walter Chiari, actor (Girl Under Sheet), dies of heart attack at 67
  • Dec 20 Simone Beck, French chef (b. 1904)
  • Dec 20 Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (b. 1942)
  • Dec 22 Ernst Krenek, Austrian/US composer (Orpheus & Eurydike), dies at 91
  • Dec 23 Byron Q Griffith, producer/actor, dies at 73