1991 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 500 of 567

  • Sep 6 Ronald Venetiaan chosen president of Suriname
  • Sep 6 USSR recognizes the independence of the 3 Baltic republics (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania)
  • Sep 6 The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.
  • Sep 7 Die Laughing wins Messenger Stakes
  • Sep 8 Buffalo Bill Jim Kelly passes for 6 touchdowns vs Pitts (52-34)
  • Sep 8 Macedonia votes for independence from Yugoslavia
  • Sep 10 Senate Committee begins hearings on Clarence Thomas' nomination
  • Sep 11 "La Toya: Growing Up in The Jackson Family" goes on sale
  • Sep 11 14 die in a Continental Express commuter plane crash near Houston
  • Sep 12 Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) launched
  • Sep 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 14 386 yards & scored 7 touchdowns as the Aztecs beat Pacific 55-34
  • Sep 14 16th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Fisher King" directed by Terry Gilliam wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 15 "Party Machine with Nia Peeples" final show
  • Sep 16 Atlanta's Otis Nixon suspended for rest of 1991 due to cocaine

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Sep 16 US trial of former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega begins

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Sep 16 Norm Charlton suspended for 7 days for intentionally hitting Steve Scioscia with a pitch
  • Sep 17 UN admits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuiania, North & South Korea, Marshall Islands & Micronesia
  • Sep 17 The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
  • Sep 18 Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) lands
  • Sep 18 Yugoslavia begins a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities.
  • Sep 19 Precious Bunny wins the 46th Little Brown Jug
  • Sep 19 Ötzi the Iceman, 3,300 BCE old mummy discovered by German tourists in Italian alps
  • Sep 20 Lion's Terry Taylor reinstated after 1 year drug related suspension
  • Sep 21 Armenia votes on whether to remain in Soviet Union
  • Sep 22 ABN & AMRO Dutch banks merge
  • Sep 22 California University makes Dead Sea Scrolls public
  • Sep 22 Harry Gant wins NSACAR Goody's 500
  • Sep 22 NY MTA yanks 6,000 ads for "Dr Tusch" (Dr Jeffrey Lavigne)
  • Sep 24 After 3 year reign as AL champs, A's are eliminated from AL West
  • Sep 24 Robin Yount is 37th to hit 2,000 singles
  • Sep 25 Paramount at Madison Square Garden in NYC opens
  • Sep 26 2 year experimental Biosphere 2 in Oracle Arizona begins

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Sep 27 US President George H. W. Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Sep 28 "Good Time" by Ziggy Marley & Melody Makers peaks at #85
  • Sep 28 "Love Of A Lifetime" by Firehouse peaks at #5
  • Sep 28 "Shiny Happy People" by REM peaks to #10
  • Sep 28 UN weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq
  • Sep 29 "My Own Private Idaho" premieres
  • Sep 30 Rev Jean Betrand Aristide ousted as president of Haiti

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Sep 30 Jerry Springer's tabloid talk show "The Jerry Springer Show" debuts

Talk Show Host Jerry Springer
Talk Show Host
Jerry Springer
  • Oct 1 Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM)
  • Oct 1 New Zealand's Resource Management Act 1991 commences.
  • Oct 1 Soviet Union suspends petroleum product exports as its fuel shortages grow
  • Oct 4 Delta Center in Salt Lake City Utah
  • Oct 4 Whiteland Janice, driven by Mike Lachance, wins Kentucky Futurity
  • Oct 4 The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.
  • Oct 5 Military transport plane crashes at Jakarta, 133 dies
  • Oct 5 USSR reduces nuclear weapons arsenal
  • Oct 5 The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.
  • Oct 7 Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics
  • Oct 7 Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments to her
  • Oct 8 The Croatian Parliament cuts all remaining ties with Yugoslavia
  • Oct 9 Bush declares "total confidence" in nominee Clarence Thomas
  • Oct 9 Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • Oct 10 Ex-postal worker Joseph Harris kills 4 postal workers
  • Oct 10 Greyhound Bus ends bankruptcy
  • Oct 10 US cuts all foreign aid to Haiti
  • Oct 11 Anita Hill testifies Clarence Thomas sexually harrased her
  • Oct 11 Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart seen soliciting a prostitute
  • Oct 12 Statler Brothers Show premieres on TNN

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Oct 14 Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Oct 15 Clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (52-48)
  • Oct 16 George Jo Hennard, 35, kills 23 & himself & wounds 20 in Texas
  • Oct 16 US Supreme Court begins to hear Joseph Doherty case
  • Oct 16 Jharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha is founded at a conference in Ranchi, India.
  • Oct 17 News anchor Bree Walker Lampley files an FCC complaint that LA radio KFI-AM personally attacked her by discuss her having a disformed baby
  • Oct 17 Blue Man Group's 1st performance in New York City
  • Oct 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 20 6.1-7.1 earthquake in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die
  • Oct 20 Formal opening ceremony of Intl One Mind Zen center in Crestone, Colo
  • Oct 21 24 die in a fire in Oakland Calif

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Oct 21 Former California Governor Jerry Brown announces his run for the US Presidency

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • Oct 21 US hostage Jesse Turner released from 5 years in captivity in Beirut
  • Oct 22 General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion
  • Oct 23 Clarence Thomas sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice
  • Oct 23 Dr Jack Kevorkian's suicide machine kills 2 women
  • Oct 25 Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs v India in cric 1-dayer at Sharjah
  • Oct 30 Colombian government negotiate with M-19-guerrilla
  • Oct 30 Mid East peace conference begins in Madrid Spain
  • Oct 31 Palestinians attend US mideast peace talks in Madrid
  • Nov 1 New Dutch Regulations Traffic rules & Traffic signs enforced
  • Nov 1 Three faculty, and one staff member of the department of physics and astronomy, were killed, along with one administrator, when physics graduate student Gang Lu went on a shooting rampage at the University of Iowa.
  • Nov 1 Last of Kuwait oil well fires extinguished by well control teams
  • Nov 2 Bartholomew I becomes the Patriarch of Constantinople.
  • Nov 3 21st NYC Women's Marathon won by Liz McColgan of Scotland in 2:27
  • Nov 4 Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid Spain

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Nov 4 Imelda Marcos returns from exile to the Philippines and was arrested the next day for tax fraud and corruption. She was then released on $6,400 bail.

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
  • Nov 5 Kiichi Miyazawa elected premier of Japan
  • Nov 5 Richard J Kerr ends term as acting director of CIA
  • Nov 6 Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovitsj returns to St Petersburg
  • Nov 6 Keck II, biggest telescope in use at Mauna Kea Hawaii
  • Nov 6 Maximus 2.0 BBS released
  • Nov 6 Robert M Gates, becomes 15th director of CIA

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Nov 6 Russian President Boris Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Nov 9 Joint European Torus (JET) scientists in Culham England successfully harness nuclear fusion to produce the first large amount of controlled fusion power
  • Nov 10 Browns set club record for largest lead blown (led 23-0), Philadelphia 32-30
  • Nov 10 Marty Glickman broadcasts his 1,000th football game
  • Nov 12 "Full House" 100th episode, the twins are born
  • Nov 12 Atlanta Brave Tom Glavine wins NL Cy Young Award

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