On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1991

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Silky Stallone, wins the Cane Pace at Yonkers Raceway
  • Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0
  • Ukraine declares independence from USSR

Famous Deaths

  • Abel Kivlat, US 1500m runner (Olympic silver 1912), dies at 99
  • Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Neth/Indon writer (Camp Diary), dies at 86
  • Bernard Castro, patented convertible couch, dies at 87
  • Mike Sokoll, cowboy actor, dies at 97
1991 Highlights

About August 24, 1991

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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