1991 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 566

  • Apr 15 Ton Sijbrands improves world record blind checker games (15 wins)
  • Apr 17 Dow Jones closes above 3,000 for 1st time (3,004.46)
  • Apr 17 Railroad workers go on strike in US
  • Apr 18 US Census Bureau said it failed to count up to 63 million in 1990 census
  • Apr 18 Congress ends railroad worker 1 day strike
  • Apr 19 Greyhound Bus posts $195 million loss for 1990
  • Apr 20 1st non stop flight Schiphol-Flamingo airport Bonaire
  • Apr 20 Raghib "Rocket" Ismael signs with Toronto Argonauts for $26.2 million
  • Apr 21 Greatest extra-inning comeback, Pitts scores 6 in bottom of 11th erasing 5 run Cub lead, Pirates also trailed 7-2 in bottom of 9th
  • Apr 21 French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio discovers the San Diego, Dutch galleon sunk in 1600 off Fortune Island in the Philippines
  • Apr 22 Earthquake strikes Costa Rica & Panama, kills 95
  • Apr 22 Intel releases 486SX chip
  • Apr 22 Johnny Carson announces he will retire next year from Tonight Show
  • Apr 22 Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn & Queens
  • Apr 23 USSR grants republics right to secede under certain conditions
  • Apr 24 Freddie Stowers is awarded the posthumous Medal of Honor for which he had been recommended in 1918.
  • Apr 25 Iraq expects to resume crude oil and product exports by July
  • Apr 26 23 killed in Kansas & Oklahoma by tornadoes
  • Apr 27 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by David Ozio
  • Apr 28 Space Shuttle STS 39 (Discovery 12) launched
  • Apr 29 Croatia declares independence
  • Apr 29 Cyclone strikes Bangladesh, 139,000 die/10 million homeless
  • Apr 29 Earthquake in Georgia, kills 100
  • Apr 30 In Bangladesh a cyclone killed over 131,000 & left 9 million homeless
  • May 1 Angolan civil war ends
  • May 1 Skin-Spit-Skin featuring lesbian, homosexual & hetrosexual nude couples caressing, is seen by 5,000 in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 2 Pope John Paul II's encyclical on Centesimus annus

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • May 3 The Declaration of Windhoek (on press freedom) signed by African journalists
  • May 4 Indians' Chris James sets club record for most RBIs in a game (9)
  • May 4 Morris K Udall, (Rep-D-Ariz), resigns due to Parkinson disease

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 4 US President George H. W. Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • May 5 A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after a Salvadoran man is shot by police.
  • May 6 Space Shuttle STS 39 (Discovery 12) lands
  • May 7 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • May 8 CIA director William H. Webster resigns
  • May 9 Michael Landon appears on Tonight Show to talk about his cancer
  • May 10 Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving Madonna's apt
  • May 12 A new cancer drug is announced which can only be found in bark of a rare tree in the Pacific Northwest
  • May 13 Apple releases Macintosh System 7.0
  • May 13 Yankee Stadium fans sing "Like a Virgin" to Jose Canseco
  • May 14 42 die in a train collision in Japan
  • May 14 Robert M Gates becomes head of CIA
  • May 14 World's Largest Burrito created at 1,126 lbs
  • May 14 Winnie Mandela sentenced to 6 years for complicity in kidnapping & beating of four youths, one of whom died, She is freed pending appeal

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May 15 Defense releases docs claiming Noriega is "CIA's man in Panama"

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • May 15 Edith Cresson becomes France's 1st female premier
  • May 15 Nepal premier Bhattarai resigns
  • May 15 US President George H. W. Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to Oakland A's-Balt Oriole game
  • May 16 Daily Planet fires cub reporter Jimmy Olson (Superman character) (fiction!)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 16 Queen Elizabeth II becomes 1st British monarch to address US congress

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • May 18 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

  • May 18 USSR launches 2 cosmonauts to MIR space station
  • May 20 Jeff Reardon gains his 300th career save
  • May 20 Soviet parliament approves law allowing citizens to travel abroad
  • May 21 Ethiopia's Marxist president (Mengistu Haile Mariam) resigns
  • May 22 Roh Jai Bong resigns as premier of South Korea
  • May 23 Last Cubans troops leave Angola
  • May 23 US Supreme Court bars subsidized clinics from discussing abortion
  • May 25 Israel evacuates 14,000 Ethiopian Jews
  • May 27 Austrian Boeing 767-300 explodes at Bangkok, 223 die
  • May 28 Ethiopian rebels seize Addis Ababa
  • May 28 "Forever My Lady" debut studio album by Jodeci is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1992)
  • May 30 64th National Spelling Bee: Joanne Lagatta wins spelling antipyretic
  • May 30 Arturo Barrios runs world record one-hour distance (21,096 km)
  • May 30 Supreme Court rules prosecutors can be sued for legal advice they give police & can be held accountable
  • May 31 Sides in Angola sign a treaty ending 16 year civil war
  • Jun 2 45th Tony Awards: Lost in Yonkers & Will Rogers Follies win
  • Jun 2 4th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • Jun 2 Three Andrettis finished 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin
  • Jun 3 Mount Unzen erupts in Japan, worst eruption in Japanese history
  • Jun 3 Kuwait asks Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members to produce 800,000 bbl/d (130,000 m3/d) of oil on its behalf
  • Jun 4 1st post WW II non-communist government in Albania
  • Jun 4 Pope John Paul II compares abortion with Nazi murders
  • Jun 4 Robert Strauss becomes US ambassador to Soviet Union
  • Jun 5 Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl ordained in Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Jun 5 Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) launched
  • Jun 6 Albert Belle is shipped to minors for not running out a ground ball
  • Jun 6 Dana Plato receives 6 yr suspended sentence for robbing a video store
  • Jun 7 Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) erupts for 1st time
  • Jun 8 College World Series: Louisiana State defeats Wichita State 6-3
  • Jun 8 Victory parade following success in the Gulf War is held in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 8 Warren Schutte is 1st non American to win NCAA Division 1 golf title
  • Jun 9 Jack La Lanne, 76, arrested for suspicion of DWI
  • Jun 10 Mother of All Parades-NYC welcomes desert storm troops
  • Jun 10 South Florida & Denver picked for 1993 NL franchises
  • Jun 11 Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0
  • Jun 12 Boris Yelstin elected president of Russian Federation
  • Jun 13 A spectator is killed by lightning at US Open Golf tournament
  • Jun 14 Leroy Burrell of USA sets 100m record (9.90) in NYC
  • Jun 14 Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) lands
  • Jun 15 Carolyn Tanny & Bob Trischel wed
  • Jun 15 Climactic eruption of the Mount Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines, the second-largest volcanic eruption on Earth in this century
  • Jun 15 Birth of the first federal political party in Canada that supports Quebec nationalism, le Bloc Québécois.
  • Jun 16 -23] NYC Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week"

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 16 Boris Yeltsin elected President of Russian SSR

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Jun 16 Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day
  • Jun 16 With 3 runs in 9th, Balt ends Twins 15 game win streak 6-5
  • Jun 17 Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 The body of Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the USA, is exhumed to test how he died; rumours had persisted since his death in 1850 of arsenic poisoning - no evidence of this was found

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor

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Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 201 - 292 of 292

  • Sep 9 John Lawrence, doctor, dies
  • Sep 9 Joop H Zwart, Spanish fighter/publicist (Black Widow), dies
  • Sep 10 Sarah Sally Lawrence, entertainer, dies at 61
  • Sep 11 Ernst Herbeck, German Poet (b. 1920)
  • Sep 12 Jacques Benoit, [JJM Bayer], poet, dies
  • Sep 13 Joe Pasternak, producer (Spinout, Big City), dies of Parkinson's at 73
  • Sep 14 Russell Lynes, American art historian and magazine editor (b. 1910)
  • Sep 21 JA Mommersteeg, Dutch state sect of Defense (KVP), dies
  • Sep 22 Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname religious leader, dies
  • Sep 22 Reynold Abel Dorris, (Broken Cord), dies at 23 in car crash

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 24 Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss), children's author, dies of cancer at 87

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • Sep 25 Klaus Barbie, Gestapo chief of Lyon, dies of cancer at 77
  • Sep 25 Max Koot, royal photographer, dies
  • Sep 25 Lydia Cabrera, Cuban Anthropologist, dies at 91
  • Sep 27 Jan Hart, director (Friends of Curacao), dies
  • Sep 27 Oona Chaplin, daughter of Eugene O'Neill/wife of Charles, dies at 66
  • Sep 29 Gijsbert Perlee, Amsterdam's organ builder/grinder (Arabian), dies
  • Sep 29 Sam Ntuli, South African ANC-writer, murdered
  • Sep 30 Nancy Welford, entertainer, dies at 87
  • Oct 1 Jan van Tongeren, painter, dies
  • Oct 2 Dimitrios I, patriarch/primus interparis orthodox Christians, dies
  • Oct 2 Jan H Christianse, political chairman (CDA), dies
  • Oct 3 Max Cantor, journalist, dies
  • Oct 4 Leonard C Odell, wrote 7,000 Burma Shave poems, dies at 83
  • Oct 6 Lincoln Demyan, dies at 66
  • Oct 6 Wendell Phillips, dies at 83 [or 10/13]
  • Oct 8 Natalia Ginzburg, Italian writer (Sounds of the Night), dies at 75
  • Oct 10 Stephen J Falat, dies after long illness at 34
  • Oct 11 Steven Jesse Bernstein, American underground poet (suicide) (b. 1950)
  • Oct 12 Arkady Strugatsky, Russian novelist (b. 1925)
  • Oct 13 Daniel Oduber Quiros, president of Costa Rica (1974-1978), dies
  • Oct 15 Hotze de Roos, carpenter/kid book writer (Chameleon series), dies
  • Oct 23 Lance Baker, dies at 31
  • Oct 24 Leon Clements, journalist (Interlijnen), dies at 43
  • Oct 26 Lori Rae Matthews, crushed to death by an artist's 485 lb umbrella
  • Oct 27 Pyke F C Koch, realistic painter, dies
  • Oct 27 George Barker, English poet (b. 1913)
  • Oct 28 Dudley McConnell, headed NASA's Earth Science Division, dies
  • Oct 28 G L Vitto entertainer, dies at 69
  • Oct 28 Lydia Hodson Copeland, America's Jr Miss (1972), dies at 37
  • Oct 29 Donald Churchill, playwright, dies of heart attack at 60
  • Oct 29 Harry Thomas, founder (Flower Festival, Dutch Homofielen Party), dies
  • Oct 29 Mario Scelba, PM of Italia (1954-55), dies
  • Oct 30 Johan Mekkink, painter, dies
  • Oct 30 Ken Hardin, producer, dies at 62
  • Oct 30 William Shea, (Shea Stadium namesake), dies at 84
  • Oct 31 James Marshall, US children's book writer/illustrator, dies at 50
  • Oct 31 Joseph Papp, Broadway producer (Chorus Line), dies of cancer at 70
  • Nov 1 Joseph Papp, US theater producer (Chorus Line, Hair), dies at 70
  • Nov 2 Irwin Allen, dir (Land of the Giants, Poseidon Adventure), dies at 75
  • Nov 5 Robert Maxwell, British billionaire publisher (NY Daily News), dies at 68
  • Nov 7 Tom of Finland [Touko Laaksonen], Finnish fetish artist, dies at 71
  • Nov 8 Christine Felsmann, dies
  • Nov 8 Patrick Hamilton, author (Gaslight, Rope, Angel Street), dies at 45
  • Nov 10 Alessandro Lessona, Minister of Italian Colonies (1931-38), dies
  • Nov 10 Franco Malfatti, president of Commission of Europe (1970-1972), dies
  • Nov 12 Christopher Hayes, dies of heart attack
  • Nov 12 Paul E "Cardinal" Leger, cardinal/archbishop of Montreal, dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Ad Kosto, Dutch state secretary (PvdA), assassinated by bomb
  • Nov 13 Hanson Baldwin, US military historian, dies at 88
  • Nov 14 Tony Richardson, British director (Tom Jones), dies of AIDs at 63
  • Nov 17 John Blatnik, (Rep-Minn, 1947-75), dies at 80
  • Nov 17 Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance, (Jerry Van Dyke's daughter), suicide at 33
  • Nov 18 Gustav Husak, president of Czechoslovakia (1975-89), dies at 78
  • Nov 21 Daniel Mann, US director (Rose tattoo), dies of heart failure at 79
  • Nov 25 Eleanor Audley, voice (Wicked Stepmother-Cinderella), dies at 86
  • Nov 26 François Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), dies at 64
  • Nov 26 Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft; b. 1908)
  • Nov 29 Frank Yerby, American novelist (The Foxes of Harrow), dies at 75
  • Dec 1 George Joseph Stigler, US economist (Nobel 1982), dies at 80
  • Dec 5 Jill Browne, dies at 54
  • Dec 5 Richard Speck, mass murderer, dies a day before his 50th birthday
  • Dec 8 Kimberly Bergalis, got AIDS from health care worker, dies at 23
  • Dec 10 Berenice Abbott, US photographer, dies at 93
  • Dec 10 Greta Kempton, American artist (b. 1901)
  • Dec 11 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Prof (Swedish Academy), dies
  • Dec 11 Daniel Simon Scott, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 71
  • Dec 11 Robert Q Lewis, US comic/TV panel member (RQL Show), dies at 70
  • Dec 13 Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (La marge), dies at 82
  • Dec 17 John Blatnik, (Rep-Minnesota, 1947-75), dies at 80
  • Dec 19 Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81
  • Dec 20 Andries D Copier, Dutch glass designer (Guild glass), dies
  • Dec 20 Fop[pe] I Brouwer, biologist (Everything That Lives & Grows), dies
  • Dec 20 Sam Rabin, speaker of house, dies at 88
  • Dec 20 Stephen Birnbaum, US tourism writer, dies at 54
  • Dec 20 Simone Beck, French chef (b. 1904)
  • Dec 23 Rosa Jackson Lumpkin, among the oldest people in the world, dies at 115
  • Dec 24 Walter Hudson, 1,025 lb man, dies at 46
  • Dec 25 Sal Provenza, entertainer, dies of lymphoma at 45
  • Dec 26 Sam Cresson, dies at 73
  • Dec 27 W Hudson, US "strongest man to the world" (540 kg), dies
  • Dec 29 Julia McCarthy, dies of cancer at 64