On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1991

Historical Events

  • "Getting Married" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • 43rd Emmy Awards: "LA Law", "Cheers", Kirstie Alley & Patricia Wettig win
  • 91st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mitch Voges

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
  • Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Linux was born when Linus Torvalds sent off the email announcing his project to create a new operating system

Software Engineer Linus Torvalds
Software Engineer
Linus Torvalds
  • Norway & Denmark recognize independence of former USSR Baltic republics
  • Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)
  • White-Russia declares its independence

Famous Deaths

  • Don Nute, American actor, dies of AIDS at 56
  • Niven Busch, American screenwriter (Duel in the Sun), dies at 88
  • Sergei Ajromeiev, soviet general, commits suicide
1991 Highlights

About August 25, 1991

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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