On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1991

Historical Events

Sports History

Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million

  • Estonia formally declares its independence from the USSR
  • Norbert Rosza swims world record 100m breast stroke (1:01.29)
  • The United Democratic Front, one of the most prominent anti-apartheid movements, comprising of over 400 workers', church, civic and student organisations, dissolves

Famous Deaths

  • Betty Bowden, British dancer and actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86
  • Lenore Strunsky Gershwin, widow of Ira Gershwin, dies at 90
1991 Highlights

About August 20, 1991

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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