What Happened on August 8, 1991

Historical Events

Film & TV History

Actor Gary Oldman is arrested for drunk driving

Music History

Billy Preston charged with exhibiting pornography to a minor

Music History

Carlos Santana pleads no contest to marijuana possession charge

  • Shi'ite Muslims release British hostage John McCarthy
  • The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
  • With two months left, White Sox set new home attendance (2,150,951)

Famous Deaths

  • James Irwin, American air force officer and NASA astronaut (Apollo 15, 8th person to walk on the moon), dies at 61
  • John Brasser, Zaans resistance fighter (White Ko), dies
  • Julissa Gomez, American gymnast (b. 1972)
  • Magdalena G Schenk, historical (Vorstenhuizen of our time), dies
1991 Highlights

About August 8, 1991

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 3 months and 18 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