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


Person of interestPaul Brown

Paul Brown, NFL hall of fame coach (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), dies of pneumonia at 82

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • Soichiro Hondo, CEO & founder (Honda), dies of liver cancer at 84
1991 Highlights

About August 5, 1991

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

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