What Happened on August 6, 1991

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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, newscaster (60 Minutes), dies at 68

Journalist Harry Reasoner
Journalist
Harry Reasoner
  • Roland Michener, Canadian politician and governor general (b. 1900)
  • Shapour Bakhtiar, premier Iran (1979), dies in Paris