On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1991

Historical Events

  • 42 die in a train collision in Japan
  • Robert M Gates becomes head of CIA

Historic Event

Winnie Mandela sentenced to 6 years for complicity in kidnapping & beating of four youths, one of whom died, She is freed pending appeal

  • World's Largest Burrito created at 1,126 lbs

Famous Deaths

  • Alad├ír Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (7 Olympic gold 1932, 36, 48, 52, 56, 60), dies at 81
  • Ast Fonteyne, Flemish lecture artist, dies
  • Herman Niels, Flemish radio director, dies

Jiang Qing

Jiang Qing [Madame Mao], Chinese communist and wife of Mao Zedong, commits suicide at 77

  • John Edward Craven, dies
  • Shintaro Abe, minister of Exterior of Japan (1982-86), dies
1991 Highlights

About May 14, 1991

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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