On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1991

Historical Events

  • American softball pitcher Debbie Doom strikes out 17 in her 2nd consecutive perfect game at the Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba; beats Nicaragua, 8-0

CommunicationHistoric Communication

Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet

Computer Scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer Scientist
Tim Berners-Lee

Famous Deaths

Person of interestHarry Reasoner

Harry Reasoner, American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS), dies at 68

Journalist Harry Reasoner
Harry Reasoner
  • Roland Michener, 20th Governor General of Canada (1967-74), dies at 91
  • Shapour Bakhtiar, premier Iran (1979), dies in Paris
1991 Highlights

About August 6, 1991

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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