Historical Events for Year 1991

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Events 1 - 150 of 1,077

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 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 the 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" 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
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
LPGA Golfer Jane GeddesLPGA Golfer Jane Geddes 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 21st - CBS News correspondant Bob Simon captured by Iraqis in Persian Gulf
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
NHL Goal Scorer Brett HullNHL Goal Scorer Brett Hull 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
Jan 26th - 65th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats J Novotna (57 63 61)
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
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica SelesTennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles Jan 26th - NY Lotto pays $90 million to nine winner (#s are 5-15-30-35-46-50)
Jan 27th - 79th Australian Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (1-6, 6-4. 6-4, 6-4)
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 Australian Open: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (1-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4)
Jan 27th - 79th Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Jana Novotna (5-7, 6-3, 6-1)
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
Singer Janet JacksonSinger Janet Jackson 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
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
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela 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 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
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
NBA Center and Head Coach Dave CowensNBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens 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
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)
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 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
Feb 13th - US air raid on the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad kills more than 408 civilians
Feb 14th - "Mule Bone" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 67 performances
Feb 14th - NL Cy Young winner Doug Drabek wins record $3 mil salary arbitration
Feb 14th - "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)
Actor Anthony HopkinsActor Anthony Hopkins Feb 15th - Freighter with dynamite explodes in Phang Nga Thailand, 120 die
Feb 15th - Troy State sets NCAA Div II record with 103 points in 2nd half routing DeVry Institute 187-117

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