Historical Events in 1991 (Part 5)

Events 801 - 1,000 of 1,090

  • Sep 17 UN admits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuiania, North & South Korea, Marshall Islands & Micronesia
  • Sep 17 The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
  • Sep 18 John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
  • Sep 18 NCAA places Tenn on 2 yrs probation for football recruting violations
  • Sep 18 Robert Helmick resigns as president of US Olympic Committee
  • Sep 18 Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) lands
  • Sep 18 Yugoslavia begins a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities.
  • Sep 19 Precious Bunny wins the 46th Little Brown Jug
  • Sep 19 Ötzi the Iceman, 3,300 BCE old mummy discovered by German tourists in Italian alps
  • Sep 20 Lion's Terry Taylor reinstated after 1 year drug related suspension
  • Sep 21 Armenia votes on whether to remain in Soviet Union
  • Sep 21 USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics
  • Sep 22 ABN & AMRO Dutch banks merge
  • Sep 22 California University makes Dead Sea Scrolls public
  • Sep 22 Harry Gant wins NSACAR Goody's 500

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Sep 22 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • Sep 22 NY MTA yanks 6,000 ads for "Dr Tusch" (Dr Jeffrey Lavigne)
  • Sep 22 Pat Bradley wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 24 "Good & Evil" & "Sibs" premieres on ABC TV
  • Sep 24 After 3 year reign as AL champs, A's are eliminated from AL West

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Sep 24 Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • Sep 24 Robin Yount is 37th to hit 2,000 singles
  • Sep 25 "Good & Evil" premieres on ABC TV
  • Sep 25 Paramount at Madison Square Garden in NYC opens

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Sep 25 3rd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Sep 26 2 year experimental Biosphere 2 in Oracle Arizona begins
  • Sep 27 "Princesses" premieres on CBS TV

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Sep 27 US President George H. W. Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Sep 27 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)
  • Sep 28 "Commish" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Good Time" by Ziggy Marley & Melody Makers peaks at #85
  • Sep 28 "Love Of A Lifetime" by Firehouse peaks at #5
  • Sep 28 "Shiny Happy People" by REM peaks to #10
  • Sep 28 NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game
  • Sep 28 UN weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq
  • Sep 29 "My Own Private Idaho" premieres
  • Sep 29 29th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 14½-13½ at Ocean Course (South Carolina, US)
  • Sep 29 Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic
  • Sep 30 Rev Jean Betrand Aristide ousted as president of Haiti

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Sep 30 Jerry Springer's tabloid talk show "The Jerry Springer Show" debuts

Talk Show Host Jerry Springer
Talk Show Host
Jerry Springer
  • Oct 1 Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM)
  • Oct 1 New Zealand's Resource Management Act 1991 commences.
  • Oct 1 Soviet Union suspends petroleum product exports as its fuel shortages grow

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Oct 2 Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros

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Oct 2 Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Oct 2 Toronto Blue Jays clinches AL East title & becomes 1st team to draw 4 million fans

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Oct 3 25th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Oct 4 Delta Center in Salt Lake City Utah

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Oct 4 NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • Oct 4 San Jose Sharks lose 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks in their 1st NHL game
  • Oct 4 Whiteland Janice, driven by Mike Lachance, wins Kentucky Futurity
  • Oct 4 The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.
  • Oct 5 Military transport plane crashes at Jakarta, 133 dies
  • Oct 5 NJ Devils begin their 10th Anniversary with a 7-2 win over the Blues
  • Oct 5 USSR reduces nuclear weapons arsenal
  • Oct 5 Carlos Huerta's NCAA record streak of successful points after a touchdown ends at 157
  • Oct 5 Fresno State ties NCAA record with 49 points in a quarter, as they route New Mexico 94-17
  • Oct 5 The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.
  • Oct 6 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Daikyo World Golf Championship
  • Oct 6 NY Met David Cone ties NL record by striking out 19 Phillies
  • Oct 6 Orioles' last game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (vs Det Tigers)
  • Oct 7 Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics
  • Oct 7 Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal & Cafe Lex in 9th race at Belmont, creating 2nd triple dead heat in NY thoroughbred racing history
  • Oct 7 Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments to her
  • Oct 8 The Croatian Parliament cuts all remaining ties with Yugoslavia
  • Oct 9 "On Borrowed Time" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 99 performances
  • Oct 9 Bush declares "total confidence" in nominee Clarence Thomas
  • Oct 9 San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3
  • Oct 9 Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • Oct 10 Ex-postal worker Joseph Harris kills 4 postal workers
  • Oct 10 Greyhound Bus ends bankruptcy
  • Oct 10 US cuts all foreign aid to Haiti
  • Oct 11 Anita Hill testifies Clarence Thomas sexually harrased her
  • Oct 11 Chip Beck ties PGA lowest 18 hole score of 59
  • Oct 11 Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart seen soliciting a prostitute
  • Oct 12 Boxer Hector Comacho arrested for driving while getting oral sex
  • Oct 12 Mike Lerch of Princeton ties NCAA record with 370 receiving yards
  • Oct 12 Statler Brothers Show premieres on TNN
  • Oct 12 Wrestler Rip Oliver forced to retire after being injured by Crush
  • Oct 12 Doug Flutie of BC Lions sets CFL passing record of 582 yards despite losing to Edmonton 45-38 in overtime
  • Oct 13 Blue Jay Cito Gaston is 1st manager ejected in a playoff game
  • Oct 13 Minnesota Twins win AL pennant beating Toronto in 5 games
  • Oct 13 MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1

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Oct 14 Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi

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Oct 14 NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th NHL goal

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • Oct 15 Clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (52-48)
  • Oct 16 George Jo Hennard, 35, kills 23 & himself & wounds 20 in Texas
  • Oct 16 US Supreme Court begins to hear Joseph Doherty case
  • Oct 16 Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley becomes 7th to be banned from NBA for life under the league's anti-drug agreement
  • Oct 16 Jharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha is founded at a conference in Ranchi, India.
  • Oct 17 Angel Cordero is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races
  • Oct 17 News anchor Bree Walker Lampley files an FCC complaint that LA radio KFI-AM personally attacked her by discuss her having a disformed baby

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Oct 17 Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • Oct 17 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 18 "Most Happy Fella" closes at NY State Theater NYC
  • Oct 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 19 Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30 (6 OTs)
  • Oct 19 Lonnie Glieberman purchased Ottawa Rough Riders from CFL
  • Oct 20 "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 9 performances
  • Oct 20 6.1-7.1 earthquake in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die
  • Oct 20 Formal opening ceremony of Intl One Mind Zen center in Crestone, Colo
  • Oct 21 24 die in a fire in Oakland Calif

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Oct 21 Former California Governor Jerry Brown announces his run for the US Presidency

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • Oct 21 US hostage Jesse Turner released from 5 years in captivity in Beirut
  • Oct 22 General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion
  • Oct 23 "Les Miserables" opens at Mogador Theatre, Paris
  • Oct 23 Clarence Thomas sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice
  • Oct 23 Dr Jack Kevorkian's suicide machine kills 2 women
  • Oct 24 "Dancing at Lughnasa" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 421 performances
  • Oct 24 Larry Ryckman purchases CFL Calgary Stampeders
  • Oct 25 Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs v India in cric 1-dayer at Sharjah
  • Oct 27 "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 9 performances
  • Oct 27 "Homecoming" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Oct 27 John Brodie wins Security Pacific Senior Golf Classic
  • Oct 27 Minnesota Twins beat Altanta Braves 1-0 in 10 to win World Series in 7
  • Oct 29 Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as NY Yankee manager
  • Oct 30 Colombian government negotiate with M-19-guerrilla
  • Oct 30 Mark Sauer becomes CEO of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Oct 30 Mid East peace conference begins in Madrid Spain
  • Oct 31 Palestinians attend US mideast peace talks in Madrid
  • Nov 1 New Dutch Regulations Traffic rules & Traffic signs enforced
  • Nov 1 Three faculty, and one staff member of the department of physics and astronomy, were killed, along with one administrator, when physics graduate student Gang Lu went on a shooting rampage at the University of Iowa.
  • Nov 1 Last of Kuwait oil well fires extinguished by well control teams
  • Nov 2 Jermaine Jackson releases "Word to the Badd!!" anti Michael song
  • Nov 2 Nevada makes biggest comeback in NCAA football history, overcoming a 35-pt deficit in the 3rd quarter & rallying to beat Weber State 55-49
  • Nov 2 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arazi, Black Tie Affair, Dance Smartly, Miss Alleged, Opening Verse, Pleasant Stage, Sheikh Albadou
  • Nov 2 Bartholomew I becomes the Patriarch of Constantinople.
  • Nov 2 2nd Rugby World Cup: Australia beats England 12-6 in London
  • Nov 3 21st NYC Women's Marathon won by Liz McColgan of Scotland in 2:27
  • Nov 3 22nd NYC Marathon won by Salvador Garcia of Mexico in 2:09:28
  • Nov 3 Ayrton Senna wins shortest Formula One race ever run (17 laps)
  • Nov 3 42nd Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna wins by 24 points
  • Nov 4 Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid Spain

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Nov 4 Imelda Marcos returns from exile to the Philippines and was arrested the next day for tax fraud and corruption. She was then released on $6,400 bail.

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
  • Nov 5 Kiichi Miyazawa elected premier of Japan
  • Nov 5 Richard J Kerr ends term as acting director of CIA
  • Nov 6 "Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" opens at Gershwin NYC for 32 performances
  • Nov 6 Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovitsj returns to St Petersburg
  • Nov 6 Keck II, biggest telescope in use at Mauna Kea Hawaii
  • Nov 6 Maximus 2.0 BBS released
  • Nov 6 Robert M Gates, becomes 15th director of CIA

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Nov 6 Russian President Boris Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Nov 7 "Brigadoon" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Nov 7 "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" opens at Music Box NYC
  • Nov 7 1st NBA game in Delta City, Utah Jazz beats Seattle 103-95

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Nov 7 Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Nov 8 Carol Burnette Show premieres on CBS-TV
  • Nov 8 Paul Coffey sets NHL defensman soring mark with 311th goal
  • Nov 9 Houston's Roman Anderson is 1st NCAA to kick 400 pts
  • Nov 9 Joint European Torus (JET) scientists in Culham England successfully harness nuclear fusion to produce the first large amount of controlled fusion power
  • Nov 10 Bernie Kosar ends NFL record of 308 passes without an interception
  • Nov 10 Browns set club record for largest lead blown (led 23-0), Philadelphia 32-30
  • Nov 10 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

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Nov 10 Martina Navratilova ties Chris Evert with 157 pro tennis tournament wins

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Nov 10 Marty Glickman broadcasts his 1,000th football game
  • Nov 10 South Africa's 1st cricket international since 1970 - one-day v India
  • Nov 12 "Full House" 100th episode-twins are born
  • Nov 12 Atlanta Brave Tom Glavine wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 12 Indonesian army shoots on funeral possession: 270-520 die
  • Nov 12 Dili Massacre, Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.
  • Nov 13 Bomb attack on Aad Kosto, Dutch social dem party-asst sec of state

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Nov 13 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

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Nov 14 Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premieres on FOX TV

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Nov 14 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long loses his steroids appeal & is suspended without pay by NFL for 4 weeks
  • Nov 14 American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.

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Nov 14 Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • Nov 15 Dow Jones avg drops 120.31 points (5th largest dive)
  • Nov 15 Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game
  • Nov 17 "Brigadoon" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Nov 17 1st TV condom ad aired (FOX- TV)
  • Nov 17 Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralized in a game vs LA Rams
  • Nov 17 41st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 18 France deports Marlon's daughter Cheyenne Brando to Tahiti
  • Nov 18 Muslim Shi'ites release hostages Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland
  • Nov 18 Auburn men's basketball team was placed on 2 yr probation for recruiting violations & is not eligble for post-season play in 1991-92
  • Nov 18 The Croatian city of Vukovar surrenders to Yugoslav People's Army and allied Serb paramilitary forces after an 87-day siege

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Nov 19 Balt Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken wins his 2nd AL MVP

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Nov 20 Atlanta Braves Terry Pendleton wins NL MVP
  • Nov 21 Poetess Maria Elene Cruz Varela arrested in Cuba

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Nov 22 NY Knicks pay Patrick Ewing a record $18.8 million for 2 yr extension

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 22 "Phool Aur Kaante", the film debut of famous Indian actor Ajay Devgan, is released

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan
  • Nov 23 Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS the day before he dies

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 23 Evander Holyfield TKOs Bert Cooper in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Nov 23 Martin Lopez-Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:56.57)
  • Nov 23 Sacramento Kings ends NBA's longest road losing streak at 43 games
  • Nov 23 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Lorrie Nichols
  • Nov 23 Brigham Young Ty Detmer finishes NCAA career with record 4,031 yards passed in a season & 15,031 for career
  • Nov 24 1st intl flight from Long Island's MacArthur Airport (to Mexico)
  • Nov 24 79th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 36-21
  • Nov 24 After going 12-0, Washington Redskins lose to Dallas 24-21

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Nov 24 Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Nov 24 Rachmon Nabijev elected president of Tadzjikistan
  • Nov 24 US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 launched
  • Nov 26 Condoms are handed out to thousands of NY High School students
  • Nov 27 "Peter Pan" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Nov 27 Poetess Maria Elene Cruz Varela sentenced to 2 years (Cuba)

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Nov 27 Undertaker beats Hulk Hogan to become new WWF champ

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Nov 29 TV show "Roc" has a gay wedding episode - Can't Help Loving that Man
  • Nov 29 Test Cricket debut of Javagal Srinath, v Australia at the Gabba
  • Nov 30 1st world championship of women's soccer, US defeats Norway 2-1