On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1991

Historical Events

  • Belgium census is 10,000,963 inhabitants

Historic Event

John Gutfreund announces his resignation as chief executive of Salomon Brothers amid illegal bidding scandal

Historic Event

US President George H. W. Bush declares recession is near an end


Famous Birthdays

  • Evanna Lynch, Irish actress, born in Termonfeckin, Republic of Ireland
  • Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Young Thug [Jeffery Williams], American rapper and songwriter ("Stoner"; "This Is America"), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Robert DiMatte Jr, stage director/actor, dies at 43
  • Shamu the Whale, dies of respiratory failure at 16
  • Stuart Karl, CEO (Karl Home Video), dies at 38 of skin cancer
1991 Highlights

About August 16, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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