August 24, 1991 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Silky Stallone, wins the Cane Pace at Yonkers Raceway
  • Ukraine declares independence from USSR

Deaths in History

  • Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Neth/Indon writer (Camp Diary), dies at 86
  • Bernard Castro, patented convertible couch, dies at 87