On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 37 year-old Pat Day becomes the 6th jockey in history whose mounts earned $100 million when he rides Wild Sierra to 2nd-place in the 1st race at Oaklawn Park, Arkansas
  • US Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens

Famous Deaths


Person of interestEdwin Land

Edwin Land, American inventor of instant photography and co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation, dies at 81

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • Frank Esler-Smith, English-Australian rock keyboardist (Air Supply), dies at 42
  • Katharine Blake, actress (To Have & To Hold), dies at 62
  • Scott Huston, American composer, dies at 74