On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1991

Historical Events

  • "Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" closes at Gershwin NYC after 32 performances
  • "Once on this Island" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 469 performances
  • Colorado party wins Paraguay parliamentary election

Sport awardDavis 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

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Sports record brokenNFL 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

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • Nursultan Nazarbayev sworn in as president of Kazakhstan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • 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, actor (That Man Bolt), dies of AIDS at 58
  • George Joseph Stigler, US economist (Nobel 1982), dies at 80
1991 Highlights

About December 1, 1991

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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