Historical Events in December 1991

  • 1st "Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" closes at Gershwin NYC after 32 performances
  • 1st "Once on this Island" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 469 performances
  • 1st 80th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Lyon (3-1)
  • 1st Colorado party wins Paraguay parliamentary election
  • 1st Nursultan Nazarbayev sworn in as president of Kazakhstan
  • 1st US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 lands
  • 1st Ukrainian people vote for independence
  • 2nd Bobby Bonilla signs record $29 million-5 year pact with NY Mets
  • 2nd Muslim Shi'ites release American hostage Joseph Cicippio held in Lebanon

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3rd Hulk Hogan defeats Undertaker to become 4th time WWF champion

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 3rd Muslim Shi'ites release US hostage Alan Steen
  • 3rd White House Chief of Staff John Sununu resigns
  • 4th Judds final concert (Nashville)
  • 4th Muslim Shi'ites release last US hostage Terry Anderson (held 6½ years)
  • 4th Pan American World Airways ceased operations
  • 4th Patricia Bowman testifies that William Kennedy Smith raped her
  • 5th "Catskills on Broadway" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 452 performances
  • 5th Charles Keating Jr (Lincoln Savings & Loan fraud), found guilty
  • 5th NY Daily News files for protection under chapter 11
  • 6th "Les Miserables" opens at Circustheater, Scheveningen
  • 6th "Star Trek VI-Undiscovered Country" premieres
  • 7th A J Kitt, US, wins World Skiing Cup
  • 8th "Homecoming" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 8th "Nick & Nora" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 8th Kris Tschetter/Billy Andrade wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 8th Russia, Belorussia & Ukraine form Commonwealth of Ind States
  • 8th The Romanian Constitution is adopted in a referendum.

Music awardsMusic Awards

9th 2nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 10th "Crucible" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • 10th IM Pei receives $5 million for design of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • 10th Jackie Martling walks off of Howard Stern show for 1 day

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10th Howard Spira sentenced to 2½ years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 11th William Kennedy Smith found not guilty of rape
  • 12th Maastricht Treaty signed to create a European Community
  • 12th NJ Nets set NBA record of 22 blocks beating Nuggets 121-81
  • 12th Orion Pictures filed Chapter 11 for bankruptcy protection
  • 12th Tampa Bay Bucaneer Dexter Manley, retires after failing drug test
  • 13th Both Koreas sign an accord calling for reconcilliation
  • 13th NY assembly speaker Mel Miller is convicted of federal mail fraud
  • 13th Ricky Pierce (Seattle) ends NBA free throw streak of 75 games
  • 14th 57th Heisman Trophy Award: Desmond Howard, Michigan (WR)
  • 14th Ferry boat Salem Express sinks in Red Sea, 476 killed
  • 15th "Nick & Nora" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 15th Deb Richard wins JBP Cup LPGA Match Play Golf Championship
  • 16th Fla Marlins sign their 1st player, 16 year old pitcher Clemente Nunez
  • 16th UN reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote
  • 16th Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • 17th Cleveland Cavaliers beat Miami Heat 148-80, by record 68 pts
  • 17th NBA's most lopsided game Cleveland beats Miami 148-80
  • 17th Patrick Manning becomes premier of Trinidad & Tobago
  • 17th Soap opera "One Life To Live" airs its 6,000th episode
  • 18th DeForest Kelly (Dr McCoy on Star Trek) gets a star in Hollywood
  • 18th General Motors announces closing of 21 plants
  • 19th "Christmas Carol" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • 19th 6,000th episode of One Life To Live

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19th Boris Yeltsin takes control of the Kremlin

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 19th NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe arrested for cocaine possession
  • 20th NHL grants permanent membership to Tampa Lightning & Ottawa Senators
  • 20th Paul Keating installed as premier of Australia
  • 20th A Missouri court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to death for the honor killing of their daughter Palestina.

Film release premierFilm Release

20th "Father of the Bride", starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and Martin Short, is released

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
Actor Martin Short
Martin Short
Actress Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
  • 21st 95 share in Madrid Spain $1.3 billion lottery (#47996)
  • 21st El Sayid Nosair acquitted of killing Meir Kahane
  • 21st Soviet Union formally dissolves as 11 of 12 republics sign treaty forming Commonwealth of Independent States
  • 23rd NY Daily News publisher Kevin Maxwell resigns
  • 25th Last day of a washout Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Gujranwala

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25th Mikhail Gorbachev formally resigns as President of USSR in a televised speech

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 26th Chuck Knolls retires as NFL coach after 23 years

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26th Jack Ruby's gun sells for $220,000 in auction

Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby
  • 26th Militant Sikhs kill 55 & wound 70 in India
  • 26th NY Islander Derek King ties NJ Devils 5-5 with ½ second left
  • 27th "Carol Burnett Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 27th Bengals hire Dave Shula as youngest NFL coach (32)
  • 27th Chuck Knox retires as Seattle Seahawk coach
  • 28th 8 are crushed to death at a RAP basketball game at City College, NYC
  • 28th Blockbuster Bowl 2: Alabama beats Colorado, 30-25
  • 28th Irene the Icon of Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen
  • 28th Ninibeth Beatriz Leal Jiminez, 20, of Venez, crowned 41st Miss World
  • 28th Ted Turner is named Time Magazine Man of Year
  • 29th "Christmas Carol" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 29th 12th United Negro College Fund
  • 29th Boeing 747-200F of China Airlines crash into mountain at Taipei
  • 31st CPN, Communist Party of Netherland, last day of existance
  • 31st Daniel R McCarthy elected NY Yankee managing general partner
  • 31st Dow Jones closes at record high 3168.83
  • 31st J Donald Crump resigned as CFL Commissioner