On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1991

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Actor Gary Oldman is arrested for drunk driving

Actor and Filmmaker Gary Oldman
Actor and Filmmaker
Gary Oldman
  • Billy Preston charged with exhibiting pornography to a minor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Carlos Santana pleads no contest to marijuana possession charge

Musician Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana
  • 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 B Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), 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? 29 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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