What Happened on August 21, 1991

Historical Events

Coup d'├ętat

Conservative coup in the Soviet Union is crushed by popular resistance led by Boris Yeltsin in three days

  • Latvia declares its independence from USSR

Famous Deaths

  • Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist and philosopher, dies at 101
  • Richard Wilson, producer/writer/actor (Pay or Die), dies at 75
  • Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German-Swiss architect and writer (Mozart biographer), dies at 74
1991 Highlights

About August 21, 1991

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
  • UK #1 Song: (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams