August 8, 1991 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Billy Preston charged with exhibiting pornography to a minor
  • Carlos Santana pleads no contest to marijuana possession charge
  • Shi'ite Muslims release British hostage John McCarthy
  • The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.

Deaths in History

  • James B Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), dies at 61
  • John Brasser, Zaans resistance fighter (White Ko), dies
  • Magdalena G Schenk, historical (Vorstenhuizen of our time), dies