On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1991

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 53rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Kansas, 72-65; Blue Devils' first title; power forward Christian Laettner MOP
  • Dwight Gooden signs $5.15 million 3 year contract with NY Mets
  • Iran releases British hostage Roger Cooper after 5 years
  • US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour
  • US Supreme Court rules jurors cannot be barred from serving due to race
  • Warsaw Pact officially dissolves

Famous Deaths

  • Jaime Guzm├ín, Chilean politician (President of the Independent Democratic Union), dies at 44
  • Martha Graham, American choreographer (Appalachian Spring), dies at 96
  • Paulo Muwanga, chief of Uganda (1980), dies