On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1991

Day of the Week: Saturday

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