On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1991

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession (conviction overturned 2006)
  • Michael Landon appears on Tonight Show to talk about his cancer

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • James L. Reinsch, American broadcasting executive and 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 pianist (Marlboro Sch of Music), dies at 88