What Happened on May 20, 1991

Historical Events

  • 44th Cannes Film Festival: "Barton Fink" directed by Ethan and Joel Coen wins the Palme d'Or

Sports History

Chicago Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP

  • Jeff Reardon gains his 300th career save
  • Soviet parliament approves law allowing citizens to travel abroad
1991 History

Famous Deaths

  • Julian Orbon De Soto, Cuban composer, dies at 65
  • Pete Runnels, American baseball infielder (5 x MLB All Star; AL batting champion 1960, 62 Boston Red Sox; Washington Senators, Houston Colt .45s) and manager (Boston Red Sox 1966), dies from a stroke at 63

About May 20, 1991

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 32 years and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Victoria Day (Canada)

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