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
  • 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