On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1991

Historical Events

  • Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union breaks his own world pole vault record (6.10m) in Malmö Sweden

Famous Deaths

Paul Brown

Paul Brown, American NFL Hall of Fame coach (Cleveland Browns, 1946-62, 1968-69; Cincinnati Bengals, 1970-75), dies of pneumonia at 82

  • Soichiro Hondo, Japanese CEO & founder of Honda, dies of liver cancer at 84
1991 Highlights

About August 5, 1991

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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

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