On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1991

Historical Events

  • Last of Kuwait oil well fires extinguished by Canadian well control team "SafetyBOSS"
  • New Dutch Regulations Traffic rules & Traffic signs enforced
  • Three faculty, and one staff member of the department of physics and astronomy, were killed, along with one administrator, when physics graduate student Gang Lu went on a shooting rampage at the University of Iowa.

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Ramos, American actor and singer-songwriter (Hamilton), born in New York City
  • Jiang Yuyuan, Chinese gymnast (Olympic teams gold 2008), born in Liuzhou, Guangxi

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Papp, US theater producer (A Chorus Line, Hair), dies at 70
1991 Highlights

About November 1, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Romantic - Karyn White
  • UK #1 Song: The Fly - U2