On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1991

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Jockey Pat Day
Pat Day
  • US Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens

Famous Deaths

Person of interestEdwin Land

Edwin Land, American inventor of instant photography & 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, South African-born British actress (To Have & To Hold), dies at 62
  • Louis Saguer, German born French composer ( Lili Merveille), dies at 83
  • Scott Huston, American composer, dies at 74
1991 Highlights

About March 1, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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