What Happened on November 2, 1991

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Bartholomew I becomes the Patriarch of Constantinople.
  • Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Arazi, Black Tie Affair, Dance Smartly (leading female thoroughbred money-earner, with $3,083,456), Miss Alleged, Opening Verse, Pleasant Stage, Sheikh Albadou
  • Jermaine Jackson releases "Word to the Badd!!" anti Michael song
  • Nevada makes biggest comeback in NCAA football history, overcoming a 35 point 3rd quarter deficit to rally and beat Weber State, 55-49
  • Rugby World Cup Final: Australia beat England 12-6 at Twickenham with Wallabies fly half Michael Lynagh landing 2 penalties and a conversion

Famous Deaths

  • Fran Stevens, singer, dies of cancer in Bronx NY at 72
  • Irwin Allen, American director (Land of the Giants, Poseidon Adventure), dies at 75
  • Mort Shuman, American singer songwriter (Viva Las Vegas), dies of cancer at 54