On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1991

Historical Events


Sports record brokenWorld Record

American team of Carl Lewis, Mike Marsh, Leroy Burrell & Dennis Mitchell set 4 x 100m relay world record of 37.67 seconds in Z├╝rich, Switzerland

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Court rules Manuel Noriega, may access some secret US documents

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Manhattan Cable final day of amnesty to return illegal cable boxes

Famous Deaths

  • Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies
  • Shapur Bahktiar, Prime Minister of Iran (1979), assassinated
  • Shotzie, Cincinnati Red dog mascot, dies at 9
1991 Highlights

About August 7, 1991

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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