What Happened on August 11, 1991

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 400,000 demonstrate for democracy in Madagascar, 31 killed
  • Melissa Mcnamara wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic

Sport awardGolf Major

PGA Championship, Crooked Stick GC: John Daly wins by 3 strokes from fellow American Bruce Lietzke

Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion John Daly
Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion
John Daly
  • Shiite Muslims release US hostage Edward Tracy
  • Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) lands
  • Wilson Alvarez hurls a no-hitter in his 1st big league start

Famous Deaths

  • Helmut Walcha, a blind German organist (church music), dies at 83
  • J. D. McDuffie, American NASCAR driver (b. 1939)
  • Jef Contryn, Flemish pioneer puppet theatre, dies at 89