On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1991

Historical Events

  • French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio discovers the San Diego, Dutch galleon sunk in 1600 off Fortune Island in the Philippines
  • 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
  • Jakov Tolstikov wins 4th World Cup marathon (2:09:17)
  • NFL Draft: University of Miami defensive tackle Russell Maryland first pick by Dallas Cowboys

Sport awardGolf Tournament

PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: Jack Nicklaus wins his 4th of 8 Champions Tour majors by 6 strokes from Bruce Crampton of Australia

  • Rosa Mota wins 4th World Cup female marathon (2:26:14)

Famous Birthdays

  • Max Chilton, British Formula One and IndyCar racing driver, born in Redhill, England

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Bolling, American politician (Rep-D-Missouri 1949-83), dies at 74
  • Willi Boskovsky, Austrian violinist and conductor (Vienna New Year's Concert, 1955-79), dies at 81
1991 Highlights

About April 21, 1991

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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