What Happened on May 19, 1991

Historical Events

  • Alan Janes' jukebox musical "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story", starring Paul Hipp, closes at Shubert Theatre, NYC, after 225 performances
  • Willy T. Ribbs overcomes numerous mechanical problems in qualifying to become first African-American driver to make Indianapolis 500 starting grid

Famous Birthdays

  • Jordan Pruitt, American singer (The Voice), born in Loganville, Georgia
  • Moses Sumney, American singer-songwriter (Græ), born in San Bernadino, California
Born in 1991

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas L. Mays, English cartoonist (Punch), dies at 90
  • Rini Otte, Dutch actress (Ergens in Nederland), dies at 74

About May 19, 1991

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Don't Wanna Cry - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) - Cher