On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1991

Historical Events

  • Dan O'Brien sets US decathlon record with 8,812 points
  • Mike Powell of US sets then long jump record at 29' 4½" (8.95m)
  • Tamil Tigers capture Sri Lanka poet Selvi

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Wheatley, British actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies from a heart attack at 84
  • Hans Koetsier, Dutch sculptor artist (KLM-Schiphol), dies at 61
  • Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (moving objects), dies at 66
1991 Highlights

About August 30, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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