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

Historic Communication

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

Famous Deaths

Harry Reasoner (1923-1991)

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

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

About August 6, 1991

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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