On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1991

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Big Love" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • David Boon completes 10th Test Cricket century, 109* v WI at Kingston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Iraqi generals and US general "Stormin' Norman" Schwarzkopf meet to discuss Gulf War cease fire

US General Norman Schwarzkopf
US General
Norman Schwarzkopf
  • Latvia & Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Los Angeles police officers severely beat motorist Rodney King, the beating is famously captured on amateur video and later leads to riots when the police officers are acquitted

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (22.24 sec)
  • Miguel Trovoada installed as president of Sao Tomé e Principal
  • Switzerland votes on lowering voting age from 20 to 18
  • United Airlines 737 crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Murray [Moses Teichman], American ballroom dancer and businessman (Arthur Murray Dance Party), dies at 95 of pneumonia
  • Clara Eggink, Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), dies at 84
  • Johnny Revolta, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1935; 18 PGA Tour titles), dies at 79