1991 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 566

  • 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 Noureddine Morcelli set 1500m mark at 3:34:16
  • Feb 28 Gulf War ends after Iraq accepts a ceasefire following their retreat from Kuwait
  • Feb 28 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m indoor (3:34:16)
  • Mar 1 US Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens
  • Mar 2 Del Ballard Jr throws most famous gutter ball in PBA Tour history
  • Mar 2 UN votes in favor of US resolutions for cease fire with Iraq
  • Mar 2 US Army controversially destroys a retreating Iraqi Republican Guard column at Rumaila Oil Field, despite a ceasefire being observed
  • Mar 3 Iraqi generals & Gen "Stormin' Norman" Schwarzkopf meet to discuss cease fire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 3 Los Angeles police officers severely beat motorist Rodney King, the beating is famously captured on amateur video and later leads to riots when the police officers are acquitted

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Mar 3 Latvia & Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR
  • Mar 3 Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (22.24 sec)
  • Mar 3 Miguel Trovoada installed as president of Sao Tomé e Principal
  • Mar 3 Switzerland votes on lowering voting age from 20 to 18
  • Mar 3 United Airlines 737 crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25
  • Mar 4 Bank of Credit & Commerce Intl divests itself of 1st American Bank
  • Mar 4 Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British & 1 Italian POW
  • Mar 5 Iraq repealed its annexation of Kuwait

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, US President George H. W. Bush told Congress that "aggression is defeated. The war is over"

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Mar 7 Iraq continues to explode oil fields in Kuwait
  • Mar 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 8 Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers it captured
  • Mar 9 US 70th manned space mission STS 39 (Discovery 12) launches into orbit
  • Mar 10 Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg clinches his 4th slalom World Cup
  • Mar 10 Merlene Ottey runs world record 200 m indoor (22.24 sec)
  • Mar 10 Rico Lieder/Jens Carlowitz/Karsten Just/Thomas Schonlebe walk 4x400m indoor world record (3:03.05)
  • Mar 12 OPEC announces oil production cut to 22.3 Mbbl/d (3,550,000 m3/d)
  • Mar 13 Exxon pays $1-billion dollars in fines & cleanup of Valdez oil spill
  • Mar 13 Saudi Arabia and Iran say OPEC oil production cuts will take effect April 1
  • Mar 14 Emir of Kuwait returns to Kuwait City, after the Iraqis leave
  • Mar 14 Ice Pairs Championship at Munich won by N Mishkutenok & A Dmitriev
  • Mar 14 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Munich won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
  • Mar 14 English Court of Appeal frees "Birmingham 6" who had been unjustly sentenced in August 1975 to life imprisonment
  • Mar 15 4 LA police are charged with beating Rodney King
  • Mar 15 Territories of Amapa & Roraima become states in Brazil
  • Mar 16 Seven members of Reba McEntire's band are killed in a plane crash
  • Mar 16 Members of Irish Gay & Lesbian Organization march in NYC parade
  • Mar 16 NY Lotto pays $33.3 million to one winner (#s are 18-21-32-33-35-38)
  • Mar 16 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Munich won by Kristi Yamaguchi
  • Mar 17 9 of 15 Soviet reps officially approve new union treaty
  • Mar 17 Irish Lesbians & Gays march in St. Patrick's Day parade
  • Mar 17 John Robin Baitz' "Substance of Fire" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 17 NJ raises turnpike tolls 70%
  • Mar 19 Gorbachev says the Soviet Union will cut its oil exports by nearly half
  • Mar 20 Court awards Peggy Lee $3 million in suit against Disney
  • Mar 20 Supreme Court rules unanimously employers can't exclude women from jobs where exposure to toxic chemicals could potentially damage fetus
  • Mar 20 US forgives $2 billion in loans to Poland
  • Mar 21 27 lost at sea when 2 US Navy anti-submarine planes collide
  • Mar 21 Tatsumi Fujinami beats Ric Flair for NWA wrestling championship
  • Mar 21 UN Security Council panel decided to lift the food embargo on Iraq
  • Mar 22 Law enforcement officers raid fraternities at University of Virginaa, seizing drugs
  • Mar 22 NY Daily News begins using motto "Forward with NY"
  • Mar 22 Pamela Smart (HS teacher) found guilty in NH of manipulating her student-lover to kill her husband
  • Mar 23 20 Tornadoes kill 5 in Tennessee
  • Mar 24 Banks reopen in liberated Kuwait

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 24 Wrestlemania VII in LA, Hulk Hogan pins Sgt Slaughter

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Mar 25 Nigerian crude becomes competitive in US Gulf Coast as Nigeria cuts crude prices
  • Mar 26 Fuel pipe explodes under 58th street & Lexington Ave, NYC
  • Mar 26 Marc Camoletti's "Don't Dress for Dinner" premieres in London
  • Mar 27 New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, arrested on arson charges in Kentucky

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Mar 27 Scotty Bowman inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a "builder" of the game

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • Mar 30 Last issue of Dutch Newspaper "Vr˜e Folk" (Free People)
  • Mar 30 PBA National Championship Won by Mike Miller
  • Mar 30 William Kennedy Smith allegedly rapes a woman (found not guilty)
  • Mar 31 Albania offers 1st multi-party election in 50 years
  • Mar 31 Danny Bonaduce attacks a transvestite prostitute in Phoenix Az
  • Mar 31 Georgian SSR votes on whether to remain in the Soviet Union
  • Mar 31 Soviet Rep of Georgia endorsed independence; Warsaw Pact dissolves
  • Mar 31 The Establishment of Islamic Constitutional Movement - Hadas in Kuwait.
  • Apr 1 Iran releases British hostage Roger Cooper after 5 years
  • Apr 1 US Supreme Court rules jurors cannot be barred from serving due to race
  • Apr 1 US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour
  • Apr 1 Warsaw Pact officially dissolves
  • Apr 2 Rotterdam Daily Newspaper begins publishing
  • Apr 3 Thomas Bos skates world record 3 km (3:65.16)
  • Apr 3 UN Security Council adopts Gulf War truce resolution
  • Apr 4 Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan
  • Apr 5 Southeast Airlines Embracer 120 crashes in Georgia, killing 23
  • Apr 5 Space Shuttle STS 37 (Atlantis 8) launched
  • Apr 5 US begins air drops to Kurd refugees in Northern Iraq
  • Apr 6 NY-NJ Knights 1st home game (Giants Stadium) lose to Frankfurt 27-17
  • Apr 6 Subhana, becomes 1st Australian woman to become a Zen teacher
  • Apr 7 Compton Gamma Ray Observatory orbits Earth
  • Apr 7 George Washington Bridge raises toll from $3.00 to $4.00
  • Apr 7 Wrestlemania VII scheduled in LA, actually performed 03/24
  • Apr 8 Oakland A's stadium becomes 1st outdoor arena in USA to ban smoking
  • Apr 9 Georgia SSR votes to secede from USSR
  • Apr 10 Boat rams a tanker in Livorno Italy fog, killing about 138
  • Apr 10 Last automat (coin operated cafeteria) closes (3rd & 42nd St, NYC)
  • Apr 10 A rare tropical storm develops in the Southern Hemisphere near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.
  • Apr 11 Space Shuttle STS 37 (Atlantis 8) lands
  • Apr 11 UN Security Council issues formal cease fire with Iraq declaration
  • Apr 12 Nepalese Congress party wins general elections
  • Apr 12 US announces closing of 31 major US military bases
  • Apr 13 BPAA US Open by Pete Weber
  • Apr 15 East-Europe Bank forms in London
  • Apr 15 Europe foreign ministers lift most remaining sanctions against S Afr
  • Apr 15 Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $280 per week

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Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 200 of 292

  • May 3 Jersy Kosinski, Polish-American author (Being There), dies at 57
  • May 4 Dennis Crosby, son of Bing, commits suicide at 54
  • May 5 William De Acutis, dies at 33
  • May 6 Anthony van Kampen, writer (Ketelbinkie, Geschonden Eldorado), dies
  • May 6 Thomas A Carlin, dies at 62
  • May 8 Lloyd Ford, stuntman, dies at 79
  • May 9 James L Reinsch, media-advisor (Roosevelt/Churchill/Kennedy), dies
  • May 10 Armand HF Boni, [Armand the Good], Flemish poet/writer, dies
  • May 11 Filip J Field, dies at 67
  • May 11 Ho Dam, foreign minister North-Korea (1970-83), dies
  • May 14 Ast Fonteyne, Flemish lecture artist, dies
  • May 14 Herman Niels, Flemish radio director, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 14 Jiang Qing, widow of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, commits suicide

Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing
Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing
  • May 14 John Edward Craven, dies
  • May 14 Shintaro Abe, minister of Exterior of Japan (1982-86), dies
  • May 15 Andreas Floer, German mathematician (b. 1956)
  • May 19 Douglas L Mays, cartoonist (Punch), dies
  • May 21 Bobby Dale, dies at 92
  • May 21 Jean Van Joutte, PM of Belgium (1952-54), dies
  • May 21 Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-89), assassinated at 46
  • May 23 Jean van Houte, Belgian premier, dies
  • May 23 Peter T Thwaites, British Brigadier General and playwright (Love or money), dies at 74
  • May 25 Dorothy Davis Bostwick, entertainer, dies
  • May 26 Tom Eyen, playwright (Dreamgirls), dies of cardiac arrest at 50
  • May 27 Ed Dodd, cartoonist (Mark Trail), dies at 88
  • May 28 Brigitte B Fischer, writer, dies
  • May 28 Ethel Lois Payne, American journalist (Chic Defender), dies at 79
  • May 31 Angus Wilson, [Johnstone-W], British writer (Wrong Set), dies
  • May 31 H N "Swanie" Swanson, literary agent, dies at 91 of a stroke
  • Jun 3 Harry Glicken, volcanologist, killed by Mt Unzen Volcano in Japan
  • Jun 3 Takeshi Nagata, Japanese geophysicist (b. 1913)
  • Jun 6 Sylvia Porter, economist/author (Money Book), dies at 77
  • Jun 9 Charles Loloma, painter/sculptor, dies
  • Jun 10 Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Silence of Mer), dies
  • Jun 14 Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter, dies at 84
  • Jun 23 Antonio Jacinto, Angolan poet, dies at 66
  • Jun 24 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter, dies at 91
  • Jun 24 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (b. 1917)
  • Jun 27 Klas Bruinsma, leader criminal organization, murdered
  • Jun 27 Willem J [Molly] Geertsema, liberal/foreign minister), dies
  • Jun 28 Klas Bruinsma, clergyman, dies
  • Jul 1 Joost Baljeu, painter/founder-editor Structure, dies
  • Jul 4 Victor Chang, Australian physician (b. 1936)
  • Jul 5 Howard Nemerow, US poet laureate (Pulitzer), dies
  • Jul 5 Mildred Dunnock, dies at 87
  • Jul 10 Gerome Ragal, author (Hair), dies of cancer at 48
  • Jul 11 Hitoshi Igarashi, Japanese interpreter (Satanic Verses), murdered
  • Jul 13 Cor Ria Leeman, Flemish (youth)writer, dies
  • Jul 14 Nic van Bridges, Flemish poet, dies
  • Jul 16 Cornelis Z Forster, [Da Kuneisi], Suriname granman/gaanman, dies
  • Jul 16 Frank Rizzo, (Mayor-D-Philadelphia, 1972-80), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Jul 16 Robert Motherwell, US painter (Elegies to Spanish Rep), dies at 76
  • Jul 18 Andre Cools, Belgian budget minister, murdered at 63
  • Jul 21 Theodore Wilson, dies at 47
  • Jul 24 Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-American writer (Yentl, Nobel 1978), dies at 87
  • Jul 24 Karl Ellis, dies at 41
  • Jul 25 Kaganovitch, Russian minister of Transport for Stalin, dies
  • Jul 30 Leonardus S van Egerat, travel expert, dies at 68
  • Aug 4 Nikiforos Vrettakos, Greek poet (Hodyne), dies at 80
  • Aug 5 Soichiro Hondo, CEO & founder (Honda), dies of liver cancer at 84
  • Aug 6 Shapour Bakhtiar, premier Iran (1979), dies in Paris
  • Aug 6 Roland Michener, Canadian politician and governor general (b. 1900)
  • Aug 7 Shapur Bahktiar, PM of Iran (1979), assassinated
  • Aug 8 James B Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), dies at 61
  • Aug 8 John Brasser, Zaans resistance fighter (White Ko), dies
  • Aug 8 Magdalena G Schenk, historical (Vorstenhuizen of our time), dies
  • Aug 10 Josef Lipski, Polish politician, dies
  • Aug 11 Jef Contryn, Flemish pioneer puppet theatre, dies at 89
  • Aug 13 Jack Ryan, inventor (Barbie Doll, Hot Wheels), dies at 65
  • Aug 15 Marietta Tree, ambassador (UN Comm of Human Rights), dies at 74
  • Aug 16 Shamu the Whale, dies of respiratory failure at 16
  • Aug 16 Stuart Karl, CEO (Karl Home Video), dies at 38 of skin cancer
  • Aug 17 Leo Geerts, [Marcel van der Linden], Belgian writer/critic, dies
  • Aug 17 Mervyn Nelson, director (Some of My Best Friends Are...), dies at 76
  • Aug 18 Vaughn Shoemaker, US cartoonist (John Q Public, Pulitzer), dies
  • Aug 20 Lenore Strunsky Gershwin, widow of Ira Gershwin, dies at 90
  • Aug 21 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 101
  • Aug 21 Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect, dies
  • Aug 22 Boris Pugo, USSR minister of Interior (1990), commits suicide
  • Aug 23 Florence B Seibert, bio-chemist (TB), dies at 93
  • Aug 24 Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Neth/Indon writer (Camp Diary), dies at 86
  • Aug 24 Bernard Castro, patented convertible couch, dies at 87
  • Aug 25 Don Nute, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 56
  • Aug 25 Niven Busch, US writer (Duel in the Sun), dies
  • Aug 25 Sergei Ajromeiev, soviet general, commits suicide
  • Aug 29 Daniel Ocko, dies of respiratory condition at 78
  • Aug 29 Dixie Dunbar, [Charlotte King], dies of heart attack at 72
  • Aug 29 Kathryn Cravens, news correspondent, dies at 92
  • Aug 29 Libero Grassi, Italian underwear manufacturer/anti mafia, dies
  • Aug 30 Hans Koetsier, sculptor artist (KLM-Schiphol), dies
  • Aug 30 Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (moving objects), dies
  • Aug 31 Leigh Watson, US aviation pioneer/air force general, dies at 93
  • Sep 1 Steve Kemp, British light enterpeneur, dies
  • Sep 2 Alfonso Garcia Robles, Mexican foreign minister (Nobel 1982), dies
  • Sep 3 Henri de Lubac, French theologist/antifascist, dies
  • Sep 6 Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, American serial killer (claimed to have murdered over 100 people), executed in the electric chair at 58
  • Sep 7 John Crosby, US columnist/detective writer dies at 79
  • Sep 7 John Lawrence, examined effect of neutron radiation on fabric, dies
  • Sep 8 Jan J Lipski, chairman (Polish Socialist Party)/writer, dies
  • Sep 9 Edwin M McMillan, US, chemist (neptunium, plutonium, Nobel 1951), dies