On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1991

Historical Events

  • "Les Miserables" opens at Odense Teater, Odense
  • 1st non stop flight Schiphol-Flamingo airport Bonaire
  • Mark Lenzi is 1st diver to score 100 pts on a dive (101.85)
  • Raghib "Rocket" Ismael signs with Toronto Argonauts for $26.2 million

Famous Weddings

  • Soviet Russian figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva (19) weds Soviet Russian figure skater Sergei Grinkov (24), in a state sanctioned ceremony

Famous Deaths

  • Don Siegel, American film director (Coogan's Bluff, Dirty Harry), dies at 78
  • Sean O'Faolain [J Whelan], Irish writer (Nest of Simple), dies at 91
  • Steve Marriott, British rock guitarist, singer & songwriter (Small Faces, 1965-68, 75-78); Humble Pie, 1969-75, 79-83 - Eat It), dies in a house fire at 44
  • Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, Mongolian politician (Chairman of the Presidium of the People's Great Khural (President), 1974-84; Prime Minister, 1952-74; General Secretary of the Mongolian People's Party, 1940-54), dies at 74
1991 Highlights

About April 20, 1991

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus