Historical Events for Year 1991

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Events 1 - 150 of 1,096

Jan 1st - 5% sales tax on consumer goods & services goes into effect in USSR
Jan 1st - Iraq rejects peace proposal from Egyptian Pres Hosi Mubarak
Jan 1st - Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide
Jan 1st - 77th Rose Bowl: #8 Washington beats #17 Iowa, 46-34
Jan 1st - 57th Sugar Bowl: #6 Tennessee beats Virginia, 23-22
Jan 1st - 20th Fiesta Bowl: #18 Louisville beats #25 Alabama, 34-7
Jan 1st - 57th Orange Bowl: #1 Colorado beats #5 Notre Dame, 10-9
Jan 2nd - Colorado wins its 1st AP national title poll
Jan 3rd - Israel reopens consulate in USSR after 23 years
Jan 3rd - LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against NY Islanders
Jan 3rd - 8 Iraqi embassy officials are expelled from the UK
Jan 4th - AT&T workers in Newark accidentally snap a cable
Jan 4th - Fu Mingxia, 12, of China wins World Swimming Championships gold medal
Jan 4th - Iraq agrees to send Aziz to Geneva to meet Baker on Jan 9th
Jan 4th - Jan Krzystof Bielecki becomes premier of Poland
Jan 5th - "Oh, Kay!" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 77 performances
Jan 5th - Edwin Jongejans of Netherlands wins 1-metre springboard diving title
Jan 5th - Kevin Bradshaw of US Intl scores NCAA Div 1 record 72 pts
Jan 6th - "Gypsy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 477 performances
Jan 6th - "Real Life With Jane Pauley" premieres on NBC-TV
Jan 6th - Jorge Serrano Elias elected president of Guatemala
Jan 6th - Qian Hong swims female world record 50m butterfly (27.30 sec)
Jan 7th - "Nia Peeples Party Machine" premieres on TV
Iraqi President Saddam HusseinIraqi President Saddam Hussein Jan 7th - Saddam Hussein prepares his troops for what he says will be a long violent war against the US
Jan 8th - "Davis Rules" with Jonathan Winters & Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV
Jan 8th - Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins & Rod Carew elected to Hall of Fame
Jan 8th - Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on 1st try
Jan 8th - Tamas Darnyi swims world record 400m medley (4:12.36)
Jan 9th - Baker & Aziz meet in Geneva; talks fail to defuse gulf crisis
Jan 9th - Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame
Jan 9th - Dean Smith of NC is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games
Jan 10th - Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans
Jan 10th - US Congress begins debate on Persian Gulf crisis
Jan 11th - Congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq
Jan 11th - Ric Flair wins NWA/WCW wrestling title
Jan 11th - Soviets storm buildings in Vilnius to block Lithuania independence
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose Jan 11th - Ben Johnson 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finished 2nd
Jan 12th - Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520)
Jan 12th - Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 m butterfly (1:55.69)
Jan 12th - US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq
Jan 13th - 12th ACE Cable Awards: Weather Channel wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the hurricane "Hugo"
Jan 13th - 42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg, South Africa
Jan 13th - Phil Mickelson wins PGA Northern Telecom Golf Open
Jan 13th - Pres Mario Soares of Portugal re-elected
Jan 13th - Soccer stadium riot in Orkney, South Africa, at least 40 die
Jan 13th - UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar meets with Saddam
Jan 13th - Soviet troops continue attack on Vilnius, capital of Lithuania; 13 people killed and 140 injured as
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Phil MickelsonGolfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Phil Mickelson Jan 14th - "Barbara DeAngelis Show" premieres on CBS-TV
Jan 14th - Jorge Serrano Elias sworn in as president of Guatemala
Jan 14th - Tyne Daly arrested for drunk driving in Van Nuys, Calif
Jan 14th - Valentin Pavlov become new premier of USSR
Jan 15th - Australia beat NZ 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
Jan 15th - UN's deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait (they don't)
Jan 16th - 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
Jan 16th - US & 27 allies attack Iraq for occupying Kuwait (US time)
Jan 17th - Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel
Jan 17th - Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title
Jan 17th - Operation Desert Storm begins against Saddam Hussein
Jan 17th - Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.
Jan 18th - Iraq launches SCUD missiles against Israel
Jan 18th - US acknowledges CIA & US Army paid Noriega $320,000 over his career
Jan 18th - WLAF's NY Knights become NY-NJ Knights
Tennis Legend Boris BeckerTennis Legend Boris Becker Jan 18th - Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy's Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 mins
Jan 18th - Eastern Air Lines goes out of business after 62 years, citing financial problems.
Jan 19th - 42nd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 11-5 at Chicago
Jan 19th - 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves, Jeremy Irons, & Kathy Bates wins
Jan 19th - Eastern Airlines shuts down operation
Jan 19th - Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title
Jan 19th - Sgt Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
Jan 20th - "Black & Blue" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 829 performances
Jan 20th - "Les Miserables" opens at Pantages Theatre, LA
Jan 20th - "Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC or 45 performances
Actress Kathy BatesActress Kathy Bates Jan 20th - "Shogun - The Musical" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 72 perfs
Jan 20th - 13th UCP Telethon
Jan 20th - Buffalo Bills beat LA Raiders 51-3 for AFC title
Jan 20th - Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
Jan 20th - US Patriot missiles begins shooting down Iraqi missiles
Jan 20th - Matt Barr's field goal with no time left gives NY Giant 15-13 Victory over defending champs SF 49ers, for NFC title
Jan 20th - Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south.
Jan 20th - AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Los Angeles Raiders 51-3
Jan 20th - NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat San Francisco 49ers 15-13
Jan 21st - CBS News correspondant Bob Simon captured by Iraqis in Persian Gulf
LPGA Golfer Jane GeddesLPGA Golfer Jane Geddes Jan 22nd - Gulf War. Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.
Jan 22nd - Kuwaiti oil facilities are destroyed by Iraqi forces
Jan 23rd - World's largest oil spill, caused by embattled Iraqi forces in Kuwait
Jan 24th - "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre St Denis, Montreal
Jan 25th - Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49)
Jan 25th - Manuel Noriega is given access to assets frozen by US government
Jan 25th - Mark Waugh scores ton in 1st Test Cricket innings, v England Adelaide
Jan 25th - Soap opera "Generation's" last episode after a 2½ year run
Jan 26th - "Few Good Men" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 497 performances
NHL Legend Brett HullNHL Legend Brett Hull Jan 26th - Alfaro Vive guerrilla group of Ecuador gives arms to Catholic church
Jan 26th - Houston guard Vernon Maxwell is 4th NBAer to score 30 pts in a quarter
Jan 26th - Jan Stenerud becomes 1st pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame
Jan 26th - NY Lotto pays $90 million to nine winner (#s are 5-15-30-35-46-50)
Jan 27th - Dutch Pacifist Socialistic Party disbands
Jan 27th - Nadine Strossen is 1st female president of the ACLU
Jan 27th - Super Bowl XXV: NY Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19 in Tampa Super Bowl MVP: Ottis Anderson, NY Giants, RB ("Wide Right"
Jan 27th - 79th Men's Australian Open: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (1-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4)
Jan 27th - 79th Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Jana Novotna (5-7, 6-3, 6-1)
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica SelesTennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles Jan 27th - 7th Sundance Film Festival: "Poison" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
Jan 28th - "A Closer Look" with Faith Daniels premieres on NBC-TV
Jan 28th - 18th American Music Awards: M C Hammer & Janet Jackson
Jan 28th - Boon completes ninth Test century, 121 v England at Adelaide
Jan 28th - Dictator Siad Barre flees Somalia ending 22 year rule
Jan 29th - "Piano Lesson" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 320 perfs
Jan 29th - Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years
Jan 30th - Iraqi troops gain control of Al Khafji inside the Saudi Arabian border
Jan 31st - Nugget's Michael Adams becomes shortest NBAer to get a triple-double
Jan 31st - Robert Gibson flies record 27,040 feet altitude
Feb 1st - Afghanistan/Pakistan hit by earthquake, 1,200 die
Feb 1st - Craig McDermott takes 8-97 v England at the WACA
Feb 1st - President F W de Klerk, says he would repeal all apartheid laws
Feb 1st - US Air & Skywest Fairchild jet collide at LA Airport killing 32
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela Feb 2nd - Aravinda De Silva scores 267 v NZ at Wellington
Feb 2nd - NH snaps its 32-game losing streak at home beating Holy Cross, 72-56
Feb 2nd - US postage is raised from 25 cents to 29 cents
Feb 2nd - Sting scores his second UK No.1 album with 'The Soul Cages'
Feb 3rd - Meg Mallon wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
Feb 3rd - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-21
Feb 4th - Hall of Fame's board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose
Feb 4th - Martin Crowe & Andrew Jones make 467 stand v SL, world record
Feb 4th - US postage raises from 25 cents to 29 cents
Feb 4th - Alex Trebek becomes first person to host three American game shows at the same time (Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration, To Tell the Truth)
Feb 5th - A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides
Feb 5th - All American Bowl ends after 14 years
Feb 5th - Big East Football conference forms
Feb 5th - Joni Mitchell inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame
Singer Joni MitchellSinger Joni Mitchell Feb 5th - LA King Dave Taylor becomes 29th NHler to score 1000 points
Feb 5th - Howard Stern kisses NY Giant Leonard Marshall's ass over bet, Stern lost claiming the Giants would lose the Superbowl
Feb 6th - Mousey Davis becomes 1st coach of NY-NJ Knights
Feb 7th - Jean-Bertrand Aristide sworn in as Haiti's 1st elected president
Feb 7th - Bob Knight, Larry O'Brien, Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, Harry Gallatin & Larry Fleisher elected to NBA Hall of Fame
Feb 7th - The IRA launches a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street during a cabinet meeting.
Feb 8th - Roger Clemens signs record $5,380,250 per year Red Sox contract
Feb 9th - "This Is Ponderous" by 2nu peaks at #46
Feb 9th - Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5k (6:41:73)
Feb 9th - Terry Norris knocks down Sugar Ray Leonard twice & beats him
MLB Pitching Legend Roger ClemensMLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens Feb 9th - US Supreme Court agrees to hear Joseph Doherty case
Feb 9th - Wally Joyner wins record $2.1 million salary arbitration
Feb 10th - "La Bete" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 24 performances
Feb 10th - 41st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 116-114 at Charlotte
Feb 10th - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament
Feb 10th - Johann Koss skates world record 10 km (13:43.54)
Feb 10th - Lithuania votes for independence from USSR
Feb 11th - UNPO, Unrepresented Nations & People Org forms in Hague Neth
Feb 12th - Iceland recognizes Lithuania's independence
Feb 12th - North & South Korea form a joint team for table tennis competition
Feb 13th - Syria tells Germany they are ready to recognize Israel
Feb 13th - US bombs Iraqi air raid shelter, killing 334

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