What Happened on December 1, 1991

Day of the Week: Sunday

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nursultan Nazarbayev sworn in as president of Kazakhstan
  • 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 Deaths

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