On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1991

Historical Events

  • -20] Hurricane Bob hits US

Coup d'├ętat

Conservative members of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union attempt to depose Mikhail Gorbachev in a coup d'├ętat

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Janel Bishop, 17, of New Hampshire, crowned 9th Miss Teen USA

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Maltby Sr., American musician and orchestra leader ("(Themes from) The Man with the Golden Arm"; Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 77
1991 Highlights

About August 19, 1991

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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