On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1991

Historical Events

  • Albert Belle is shipped to minors for not running out a ground ball
  • Dana Plato receives 6 yr suspended sentence for robbing a video store

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NBC announces Jay Leno will succeed Johnny Carson as host on "The Tonight Show" on May 25, 1992

TV Host and Comedian Jay Leno
TV Host and Comedian
Jay Leno
Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • Test Cricket debut of Graeme Hick, v West Indies at Headingley

Famous Deaths

  • Larry Kert, actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies of AIDS at 60
  • Stan Getz [Stanley Gayetski], American jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey), dies of liver cancer at 64
  • Sylvia Porter, economist/author (Money Book), dies at 77
1991 Highlights

About June 6, 1991

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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