On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1991

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Defense releases docs claiming Noriega is "CIA's man in Panama"

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Edith Cresson becomes France's 1st female premier
  • Manchester United of England win 31th European Cup Winner's Cup against FC Barcelona 2-1 in Rotterdam
  • Nepal premier Bhattarai resigns
  • Red Sox & White Sox play then slowest 9 inning game (4:11)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President George H. W. Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to Oakland A's-Baltimore Oriole game

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

Famous Deaths

  • Andreas Floer, German mathematician (Floer homology), dies at 34
  • Bud Freeman, American jazz musician and tenor saxophonist (Eel), dies of cancer at 84
  • Reno Browne, American Western actress, dies at 70
  • Ronald Lacey, actor (Raiders of Lost Ark, Next Victim), dies at 55
1991 Highlights

About May 15, 1991

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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