On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1991

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Our Country's Good" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 123rd Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 2:28
  • College World Series: Louisiana State defeats Wichita State 6-3
  • Former NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

French Open Women's Tennis: Defending champion Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Victory parade following success in the Gulf War is held in Washington, D.C.
  • Warren Schutte is 1st non American to win NCAA Division 1 golf title

Famous Deaths

  • Bertice Reading, Dutch actress (Moon in the Gutter), dies
  • Mary Bacon, jockey, dying of cancer, commits suicide by gun at 43