Historical Events in 1991 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 of 1,091

  • Apr 22 Johnny Carson announces he will retire next year from Tonight Show
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 second 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

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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
  • 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
  • Jun 4 Pope John Paul II compares abortion with Nazi murders
  • 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

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
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 Washington, D.C. (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
  • Jun 9 90th Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-4)
  • 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
  • Jun 30 37th Mazda LPGA Championship won by 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