On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1991

Historical Events

  • "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" closes at Shubert 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

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas L Mays, cartoonist (Punch), dies
  • Rini Otte, Dutch actress (Ergens in Nederland), dies at 74
1991 Highlights

About May 19, 1991

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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