On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"Father of the Bride" film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and Martin Short, is released

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
Actor Martin Short
Actor
Martin Short
Actress Diane Keaton
Actress
Diane Keaton
  • A Missouri court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to death for the honor killing of their daughter Palestina.
  • NHL grants permanent membership to Tampa Lightning & Ottawa Senators

ReplacementLeadership Contest

Paul Keating becomes Prime Minister of Australia after rolling Bob Hawke for leadership of the Labor party

24th Prime Minister of Australia Paul Keating
24th Prime Minister of Australia
Paul Keating
23rd Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke
23rd Prime Minister of Australia
Bob Hawke

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (b. 1942)
  • Andries D Copier, Dutch glass designer (Guild glass), dies
  • Fop[pe] I Brouwer, biologist (Everything That Lives & Grows), dies
  • Helene Heigh, actress (Undercover Woman, Teen Age Thunder), dies at 86
  • Sam Rabin, speaker of house, dies at 88
  • Simone Beck, French chef (b. 1904)
  • Stephen Birnbaum, US tourism writer, dies at 54
  • Thomas Newman, actor/composer (Cape Fear), dies of heart attack at 60
  • Walter Chiari, actor (Girl Under Sheet), dies of heart attack at 67