What Happened on May 23, 1991

Historical Events

  • Last Cubans troops leave Angola
  • Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tommy Greene no-hits Montreal Expos, 2-0
  • San Diego Sockers win 4th consecutive Major Soccer League championship
  • US Supreme Court bars subsidized clinics from discussing abortion

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Donald, American NFL football defensive end, Defensive Rookie of the Year, 7x Pro Bowls, 3x Defensive Player of the Year (St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sarah Jarosz, American singer-songwriter (World on the Ground), born in Austin, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Van Houtte, Belgian politician (Prime Minister of Belgium, 1952-56; Finance Minister, 1950-52 and 1958-61), dies at 84
  • Peter Trevenen Thwaites, British Brigadier General and playwright (Love or money), dies at 74
  • Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (Unter dem Zimbelstern), dies at 95
  • William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30
1991 Highlights

About May 23, 1991

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

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