What Happened on May 9, 1991

Historical Events

  • Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession (conviction overturned 2006)

TV Show Appearance

Michael Landon appears on The Tonight Show to talk about his cancer prognosis

Famous Birthdays

  • Majlinda Kelmendi, Kosovar-Albanian judoka (Olympic gold 2016), born in Peć, SFR Yugoslavia

Famous Deaths

  • James L. Reinsch, American broadcasting executive & presidential media adviser (Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy) who also advised Winston Churchill on his 1946 "Iron Curtain" speech, dies at 82
  • Rudolf Serkin, Bohemian-American concert pianist (noted for Beethoven interpretations), and pedagogue (Curtis Institute; Marlboro School of Music), dies of cancer at 88
1991 Highlights

About May 9, 1991

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Joyride - Roxette
  • UK #1 Song: The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) - Cher