Historical Events in 1991 (Part 4)

Events 601 - 800 of 1,090

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 2 Donald Trump proposes to Marla Maples and gives her a 7.5 carat diamond ring

Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Jul 3 Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease with Cleve Indians
  • Jul 4 24th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Pan Pacific Hotel
  • Jul 5 Colorado Rockies & Florida Marlins given final approval by owners
  • Jul 5 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 5 Lillian Cucuzza wins name Florida baseball team contest (Marlins)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 98th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats G Sabatini (6-4 3-6 8-6)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 105th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Michael Stich beats Boris Becker (6-4 7-6 6-4)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jul 7 Alice Miller wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 Nolan Ryan possible 8th no-hitter ends in the 8th inning

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 8 Pitts Pirate Pres Carl Barger becomes 1st President of Fla Marlins
  • Jul 8 Major league umpire Steve Palermo & former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann were shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
  • Jul 9 "A Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Jul 9 62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Balt Orioles)

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Jul 9 South Africa readmitted to Olympics

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 10 Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected President of the Russian Federation

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Jul 10 L'Express Airlines Beechcraft C-99 crashes in Alabama, killing 13
  • Jul 10 Foreign Minister R.F. Botha of South Africa signs accession to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty on behalf of South Africa
  • Jul 11 Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy
  • Jul 11 Total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii
  • Jul 11 Nigeria Airways DC-8 crashes at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, killing all 261 passengers and crew on board
  • Jul 13 Bob Milacki & 3 other Balt Oriole pitchers no-hit A's 2-0

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 14 46th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Meg Mallon

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • Jul 14 Failed military coup in Mali
  • Jul 15 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 15 US troops leave northern Iraq
  • Jul 15 Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks & Philadelphia Spirit
  • Jul 18 Florida Marlins' logo unveiled

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jul 18 Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jul 19 Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
  • Jul 19 Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)
  • Jul 19 With NY Yankee victory, 10 of 14 AL teams are at .500 or better
  • Jul 20 Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant
  • Jul 21 120th British Golf Open: Ian Baker-Finch shoots 272 at Royal Birkdale
  • Jul 21 Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • Jul 21 Sharmell Sullivan (Gary Indiana), 20, crowned 23rd Miss Black America
  • Jul 21 Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, Rod Carew, Tony Lazzeri, & Bill Veeck are elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 men in 1978

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Jul 23 James Farentino of "Dynasty" arrested in Canada for cocaine possession
  • Jul 23 Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at & hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5
  • Jul 24 Ottawa Rough Riders Board of Directors resign
  • Jul 24 U of Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of solar system
  • Jul 25 Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles)
  • Jul 25 Seattle Jay Buhner hits a 479' HR in Yankee Stadium
  • Jul 25 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
  • Jul 26 CFL assumes ownership of Ottawa Rough Riders
  • Jul 26 Expo's Mark Gardner no hits Dodgers for 9 innings, but loses in 10th
  • Jul 26 Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) is arrested in Florida, for exposing himself at an adult movie theater
  • Jul 27 TV Guide publishes its 2000th edition
  • Jul 28 "Gypsy" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 105 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 28 12th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus

  • Jul 28 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
  • Jul 28 Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 28 Dennis Martínez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • Jul 28 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Bay State Golf Classic
  • Jul 28 78th Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • Jul 29 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium (Mets beat Cubs 6-0)
  • Jul 29 Yankee Stadium fans throw cups & blowup dolls at Jose Canseco
  • Jul 30 MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993
  • Jul 30 Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
  • Jul 31 Russia & US sign long range nuclear weapons reduction pact
  • Jul 31 Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft
  • Jul 31 The Medininkai Massacre in Lithuania. Soviet OMON attacks Lithuanian customs post in Medininkai, killing 7 officers and severely wounding one other.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 Actress Hedy Lamarr, 77, arrested for shoplifting in Florida

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 Italian/Argentine Soccer star Diego Maradona retires

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 2 Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges

Musician Rick James
Rick James
  • Aug 2 Hedy Lamaar is arrested for shoplifting in LA
  • Aug 2 Mike Jeffcoat is 1st AL pitcher to get an RBI since 1972
  • Aug 2 Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) launched
  • Aug 2 Pan Am games open in Havana
  • Aug 3 Giant Victory, driven by Jack Moiseyev, wins Hambletonian
  • Aug 4 1st time Seattle Mariners are 9 games over .500
  • Aug 4 Deb Richard wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
  • Aug 4 The Greek cruise ship Oceanos sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
  • Aug 5 Sergei Bubka of USSR sets pole vault world record (6.10m) in Malmö Sweden
  • Aug 6 Debbie Doom (US) pitches 2nd consecutive perfect game in women's softball at the Pan American Games, beats Nicaragua, 8-0

CommunicationHistoric Communication

Aug 6 Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.

Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer scientist
Tim Berners-Lee
  • Aug 7 Charles Austin breaks US high jump record at 7'10½"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 7 Court rules Manuel Noriega, may access some secret US documents

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Aug 7 Darrin Lewis hits his 1st major league HR
  • Aug 7 Manhattan Cable final day of amnesty to return illegal cable boxes
  • Aug 7 US sets 400m relay record at 37.67 seconds
  • Aug 8 Billy Preston charged with exhibiting pornography to a minor
  • Aug 8 Carlos Santana pleads no contest to marijuana possession charge
  • Aug 8 Gary Oldman, actor (State of Grace), arrested for drunk driving
  • Aug 8 Shi'ite Muslims release British hostage John McCarthy
  • Aug 8 With two months left, White Sox set new home attendance (2,150,951)
  • Aug 8 The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
  • Aug 10 "A Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 7 performances
  • Aug 10 NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53
  • Aug 11 400,000 demonstrate for democracy in Madagascar, 31 killed

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 11 73rd PGA Championship: John Daly shoots a 276 at Crooked Stick Ind

Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion John Daly
Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion
John Daly
  • Aug 11 Melissa Mcnamara wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 11 Shite Muslims release US hostage Edward Tracy
  • Aug 11 Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) lands
  • Aug 11 Wilson Alvarez hurls a no-hitter in his 1st big league start
  • Aug 12 Creditors vote to support Greyhound Bus reorganization plan
  • Aug 12 Last day in Test Cricket for Viv Richards, Dujon & Marshall
  • Aug 13 Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
  • Aug 13 Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney for Australia versus England at Old Trafford
  • Aug 13 US Vice-President Dan Quayle makes a speech attacking lawyers
  • Aug 14 Twins Dave Winfield is 23rd to hit 400 HR
  • Aug 15 750,000 attend Paul Simon's free concert in Central Park
  • Aug 15 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 16 Belgium census is 10,000,963 inhabitants

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 16 US President George H. W. Bush declares recession is near an end

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Aug 17 Royals Warren Cromartie's 1st major league HR since 1983
  • Aug 18 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Northgate Computer Golf Classic
  • Aug 18 Hurricane Bob hits NC with 115 MPH wind
  • Aug 18 Pan American games close in Havana
  • Aug 19 -20] Hurricane Bob hits US

BattleCoup d'état

Aug 19 Conservative members of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union attempt to depose Mikhail Gorbachev in a coup d'état

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Aug 19 Janel Bishop, 17, of New Hampshire, crowned 9th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 20 Norbert Rosza swims world record 100m breast stroke (1:01.29)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20 Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Aug 20 Estonia formally declares its independence from the USSR
  • Aug 20 The United Democratic Front, one of the most prominent anti-apartheid movements, comprising of over 400 workers', church, civic and student organisations, dissolves
  • Aug 21 Conservative coup in the Soviet Union is crushed by popular resistance led by Boris Yeltsin in three days
  • Aug 21 Latvia declares its independence from USSR
  • Aug 22 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100 m backstroke (1:00.31)
  • Aug 23 3rd World Championships in Athletics open at Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 24 Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party
  • Aug 24 Silky Stallone, wins the Cane Pace at Yonkers Raceway
  • Aug 24 Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0
  • Aug 24 Ukraine declares independence from USSR
  • Aug 25 "Getting Married" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • Aug 25 43rd Emmy Awards: "LA Law", "Cheers", Kirstie Alley & Patricia Wettig win
  • Aug 25 91st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mitch Voges

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 25 Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Aug 25 Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
  • Aug 25 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)
  • Aug 25 Martha Nause wins LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out Golf Tournament
  • Aug 25 Norway & Denmark recognize independence of former USSR Baltic republics
  • Aug 25 Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)
  • Aug 25 White-Russia declares its independence
  • Aug 25 Linux was born when Linus Torvalds sent off the email announcing his project to create a new operating system.
  • Aug 26 Royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0
  • Aug 27 Moldavia declares independence from USSR
  • Aug 28 Lexington Ave IRT subway train derails at Union Square, 5 die
  • Aug 28 Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martínez both perfect game pitcher
  • Aug 29 JFK Jr wins his 1st battle as an attorney
  • Aug 29 USSR suspends Communist Party activities
  • Aug 30 Dan O'Brien sets US decathalon record with 8,812 points
  • Aug 30 Mike Powell of US sets then long jump record at 29' 4½" (8.95m)
  • Aug 30 Tamil Tigers capture Sri Lanka poet Selvi
  • Aug 31 Houston QB David Klingler sets NCAA record with 6 touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter as the Cougars clobbered Louisiana Tech 73-3
  • Aug 31 Richard J Kerr, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Aug 31 Rockies bat out of order against Expos in 1st inning
  • Aug 31 William H Webster, ends term as 14th director of CIA
  • Sep 1 Hiromi Taniguchi wins 3rd world championship marathon (2:14:57)
  • Sep 1 Richard J Kerr, serves as acting director of CIA
  • Sep 1 3rd World Championships in Athletics close at Tokyo, Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 Jerry Lewis' 26th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,071,657

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 2 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 2 US officially recognizes independence of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
  • Sep 3 48th Venice Film Festival: "Close to Eden" directed by Nikita Mikhalkov wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 4 "Most Happy Fella" opens at NY State Theater NYC
  • Sep 4 Rte 35 Theater in Hazlit, last drive-in in NJ, closes

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 4 Panel of 8 baseball experts vote to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris HR record & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • Sep 5 8th MTV Video Music Awards: REM wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Sep 6 33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
  • Sep 6 Ronald Venetiaan chosen president of Suriname
  • Sep 6 USSR recognizes the independence of the 3 Baltic republics (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania)
  • Sep 6 The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.
  • Sep 7 1st South African international competition in 25 years, gymnastics
  • Sep 7 Die Laughing wins Messenger Stakes
  • Sep 7 Ty Detmer of Brigham Young passes NCAA record 11,606 yards

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 111th Women's U.S. Open: Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova (7-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Sep 8 Buffalo Bill Jim Kelly passes for 6 touchdowns vs Pitts (52-34)
  • Sep 8 Macedonia votes for independence from Yugoslavia
  • Sep 8 Michelle Estill wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
  • Sep 8 111th Men's U.S. Open: Stefan Edberg beats Jim Courier (6-2, 6-4, 6-0)
  • Sep 9 Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington
  • Sep 9 Only 1,695 fans watch Boston Red Sox play Cleveland
  • Sep 10 Senate Committee begins hearings on Clarence Thomas' nomination
  • Sep 10 Yolanda Gail Devers runs US female record 100m hurdles (12.48 secs)
  • Sep 11 "La Toya: Growing Up in The Jackson Family" goes on sale
  • Sep 11 14 die in a Continental Express commuter plane crash near Houston
  • Sep 11 NY Yankees final game at Baltimore Oriole's Memorial Stadium
  • Sep 11 Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers & Alejandro Pena pitched 1st combined no-hitter in NL, beating San Diego Padres, 1-0
  • Sep 12 Nolan Ryan's 4-3 victory over Twins is his 312th career win
  • Sep 12 Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) launched
  • Sep 13 55 ton concrete beam falls in Montreal's Olympic Stadium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 13 Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • Sep 13 Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts
  • Sep 14 Carolyn Suzanne Sapp (Hawaii), 24, crowned 65th Miss America 1992
  • Sep 14 Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushed for NCAA record
  • Sep 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 14 386 yards & scored 7 touchdowns as the Aztecs beat Pacific 55-34
  • Sep 14 16th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Fisher King" directed by Terry Gilliam wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 15 "Party Machine with Nia Peeples" final show
  • Sep 15 19th du Maurier Golf Classic: Nancy Scranton
  • Sep 15 SD State freshman Marshall Faulk sets NCAA rushing record of 386 yds
  • Sep 15 US women's gymnastics team win 1st World Championships medal (silver)
  • Sep 16 Atlanta's Otis Nixon suspended for rest of 1991 due to cocaine
  • Sep 16 US trial of former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega begins
  • Sep 16 Norm Charlton suspended for 7 days for intentionally hitting Steve Scioscia with a pitch
  • Sep 17 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium