What Happened on December 20, 1991

Historical Events

Father of the Bride

"Father of the Bride" film comedy starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and Martin Short, premieres; film is a re-make of 1950 vehicle for Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor

  • Missouri court sentences Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to death for the "honor killing" of their teenaged daughter Palestina in St. Louis; he dies of diabetes complications before execution, she dies of natural causes while in prison
  • NHL approves expansion teams Tampa Lightning & Ottawa Senators

Leadership Contest

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

1991 History

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (b. 1942)
  • Andries Dirj Copier, Dutch glass designer (the Guild glass), dies at 90
  • Fop I Brouwer, Dutch biologist, radio presenter, and writer (Everything That Lives and Grows), dies at 79
  • Helene Heigh, American actress (Undercover Woman; Teen Age Thunder; 9 to 5), dies at 86
  • Sam Rabin [Rabinowitz], British sculptor, artist, actor and freestyle wrestler (Olympic bronze middleweight 1928), dies at 88
  • Simone Beck, French chef, teacher, and cookbook author (with Julia Child - Mastering the Art of French Cooking), dies at 87
  • Stephen Birnbaum, American tourism writer, dies at 54
  • Walter Chiari [Annicchiarico], Italian actor (Bellissima; The Little Hut), dies of a heart attack at 67

About December 20, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Black Or White - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: Bohemian Rhapsody/These Are The Days Of Our Lives - Queen