What Happened on March 3, 1991

Historical Events

  • "Big Love" opens at Plymouth Theater, NYC; runs for 41 performances

Cricket History

David Boon completes 10th Test Cricket century, 109* v WI at Kingston

Historic Event

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

  • Latvia & Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR

Rodney King Riots

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

  • 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
  • William Penney, British physicist (developed Britain's 1st atomic bomb), dies at 81
1991 Highlights

About March 3, 1991

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Someday - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: Should I Stay or Should I Go - Clash