On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1991

Historical Events

  • Houston QB David Klingler sets NCAA record with 6 touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter as the Cougars clobbered Louisiana Tech 73-3
  • Richard J. Kerr, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Rockies bat out of order against Expos in 1st inning
  • Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union following the failed coup in Moscow

Historic Event

William H. Webster ends term as 14th director of CIA

Famous Birthdays

  • Shi Tingmao, Chinese diver (4 x Olympic gold 3m springboard, 3m synchro 2016, 2020; 8 x World C'ship gold), born in Chongqing, China

Famous Weddings

  • Musician Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) weds Gertie Filip

Famous Deaths

  • Gerry Davis, British screenwriter (Dr Who), dies at 61
  • Leigh Watson, US aviation pioneer/air force general, dies at 93
1991 Highlights

About August 31, 1991

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 10 months and 5 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