February 1991 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 Afghanistan/Pakistan hit by earthquake, 1,200 die
  • Feb 1 Craig McDermott takes 8-97 v England at the WACA
  • Feb 1 President F W de Klerk, says he would repeal all apartheid laws
  • Feb 1 US Air & Skywest Fairchild jet collide at LA Airport killing 32
  • Feb 2 Aravinda De Silva scores 267 v NZ at Wellington
  • Feb 2 NH snaps its 32-game losing streak at home beating Holy Cross, 72-56
  • Feb 2 US postage is raised from 25 cents to 29 cents
  • Feb 2 Sting scores his second UK No.1 album with 'The Soul Cages'
  • Feb 4 US postage raises from 25 cents to 29 cents

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Feb 4 Alex Trebek becomes first person to host three American game shows at the same time (Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration, To Tell the Truth)

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • Feb 5 A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides
  • Feb 5 All American Bowl ends after 14 years
  • Feb 5 Big East Football conference forms
  • Feb 6 Mousey Davis becomes 1st coach of NY-NJ Knights
  • Feb 7 Jean-Bertrand Aristide sworn in as Haiti's 1st elected president
  • Feb 7 The IRA launches a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street during a cabinet meeting.
  • Feb 9 "This Is Ponderous" by 2nu peaks at #46
  • Feb 9 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5k (6:41:73)
  • Feb 9 Terry Norris knocks down Sugar Ray Leonard twice & beats him
  • Feb 9 US Supreme Court agrees to hear Joseph Doherty case
  • Feb 9 Wally Joyner wins record $2.1 million salary arbitration
  • Feb 10 Johann Koss skates world record 10 km (13:43.54)
  • Feb 10 Lithuania votes for independence from USSR
  • Feb 11 UNPO, Unrepresented Nations & People Org forms in Hague Neth
  • Feb 12 Iceland recognizes Lithuania's independence
  • Feb 13 Syria tells Germany they are ready to recognize Israel
  • Feb 13 US bombs Iraqi air raid shelter, killing 334
  • Feb 13 US air raid on the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad kills more than 408 civilians
  • Feb 14 NL Cy Young winner Doug Drabek wins record $3 mil salary arbitration
  • Feb 15 Freighter with dynamite explodes in Phang Nga Thailand, 120 die
  • Feb 15 Daily market volatility as Hussein mentions withdrawal, but Bush calls his offer a "cruel hoax"
  • Feb 15 41st Berlin International Film Festival: "The House of Smiles" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 16 Dutch PPR, Political Party Radicals, disbands
  • Feb 16 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding
  • Feb 17 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
  • Feb 17 33rd Daytona 500: Ernie Irvan wins (148.148 MPH)
  • Feb 20 A gigantic statue of Albania's long-time dictator, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital, Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.
  • Feb 21 USSR announces Iraq agrees to a proposal to end Persian Gulf War US calls the plan unacceptable
  • Feb 22 Bush & US Gulf War allies give Iraq 24 hrs to begin Kuwait withdrawal
  • Feb 23 Greg Haugen scores a split decision over Hector "Macho" Camacho
  • Feb 23 Military coup in Thailand, Premier Choonhaven arrested
  • Feb 23 US insists Iraq publicly announce it is leaving Kuwait by 12 PM EST
  • Feb 24 US & allies begin a ground war assault on Iraqi troops
  • Feb 25 US, barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, hit by scud missile, kills 28
  • Feb 26 Kuwaiti resistance leaders declare they have control of their capital
  • Feb 26 Signs of Iran crude now an option for US refiners, but no imports from Iran likely in near future
  • Feb 27 Ben Elton's "Silly Cow" premieres in London
  • Feb 27 Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreat and Kuwait is re-taken by the US
  • Feb 27 Noureddine Morcelli set 1500m mark at 3:34:16
  • Feb 28 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m indoor (3:34:16)
  • Feb 28 US & allied forces grant Iraq a cease fire

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Feb 28 United Nations troops move into Kuwait City and Saddam Hussein orders troops out of Kuwait; Iraqi soldiers ignite Kuwaiti oil fields during their retreat

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 12 Faisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, prince of Bahrain (d. 2006)
  • Feb 15 Nicholas Garland, son of Pamela Sue Martin
  • Feb 27 Azeem Rafiq, Yorkshire CCC & English U15 captain

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 H J van Ommeren-Averink, Dutch MP (CPN), dies
  • Feb 3 Harry Ackerman, American TV executive producer (b. 1912)
  • Feb 5 Pedro Arrupe, Spanish priest/Jesuit, dies at 83
  • Feb 6 Marten Levendig, Dutch TV correspondent to Moscow, dies
  • Feb 6 Salvador Luria, Italian biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • Feb 7 Gladys LaVerne, dies of heart problems at 87
  • Feb 7 Amos Yarkoni, legendary Israeli soldier (b. 1920)
  • Feb 7 Jean-Paul Mousseau, Quebec painter, member of Les Automatistes (b. 1927)
  • Feb 7 John Steinbeck IV, American author and journalist
  • Feb 11 Oscar Nitzchke, German architect (Alcoa building), dies at 90
  • Feb 11 Robert W. Holley, American biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1922)
  • Feb 12 Edward A Blatt, director (Between 2 Worlds), dies at 88
  • Feb 12 Robert Wagner, mayor (NYC-D-1954-65), dies
  • Feb 12 Roger Patterson, American death metal bass player (b. 1968)
  • Feb 14 Arno Breker, German sculptor (Third Reich), dies at 90
  • Feb 14 John A McCone, Head of CIA (1961-65), dies
  • Feb 16 Enrique B Varela, commandant Nicaragua contra's, dies
  • Feb 17 Enrique Bermudez, commandant (Contra), dies
  • Feb 21 Margot Fonteyn, ballerina (1st lady of British Ballet), dies at 71
  • Feb 24 Marcella Markham, dies of breast cancer at 68
  • Feb 27 H J of Royen, manager Dutch (Concertgebouw Orch), dies at 52
  • Feb 27 Robert-Jan Akkerman, Dutch diplomat (to Tunis), murdered
  • Feb 28 Guillermo Ungo, member of El Salvador junta (1979-80), dies
  • Feb 28 Wassily Hoeffding, American statistician (b. 1914)