What Happened on December 1, 1991

Historical Events

  • "Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" closes at Gershwin NYC after 32 performances
  • Colorado party wins Paraguay parliamentary election

Davis Cup

Davis Cup Tennis, Lyon: Frenchman Guy Forget upsets Pete Sampras 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to clinch a 3-1 final win over the US

NFL Record

Miami quarterback Dan Marino sets an NFL record when he reaches 3,000 yards passing for the 8th time in his career during Dolphin's 33-14 win over Tampa Bay at Joe Robbie Stadium

Historic Event

Nursultan Nazarbayev sworn in as president of Kazakhstan

Sports History

Reigning US Open champion Payne Stewart wins only 1 hole, but claims the Skins Game at La Quinta and sets record in the process; 3-foot birdie putt at 14th hole earns 8 skins worth $260,000; record for most money won on 1 hole

Musical Finale

Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens' musical "Once on This Island", based on Rosa Guy's novel "My Love, My Love" (a Caribbean-set retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid"), closes at Booth Theater, NYC, after 469 performances

  • Ukrainian people vote for independence
  • US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 lands

Famous Birthdays

  • Sun Yang, Chinese swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 1,500m 2012, 200m freestyle 2016), born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Famous Deaths

  • Byron Webster, British-American actor (That Man Bolt), dies of AIDS at 58
  • George Joseph Stigler, US economist (Nobel Prize 1982), dies at 80
1991 Highlights

About December 1, 1991

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

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