On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1991

Historical Events

  • Moldavia declares independence from USSR

Historic Event

Nigerian President Ibrahim Babangida creates nine states: Abia, Enugu, Delta, Jigawa, Kebbi, Osun, Kogi, Taraba, and Yobe

Famous Deaths

  • Gordon Heath, actor (Sapphire, Staircase, Animal Farm), dies
  • Vince Taylor [Brian Holden], British rock and roll singer (Brand New Cadillac), dies of lung cancer at 52
1991 Highlights

About August 27, 1991

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

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