What Happened on October 4, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Delta Center in Salt Lake City Utah

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Edmonton Oilers trade captain Mark Messier (on the team for all 5 Stanley Cups) to the NY Rangers in exchange for Bernie Nicholls, Steven Rice & Louie DeBrusk; Messier leads Rangers to Cup 2 seasons later

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • San Jose Sharks play first NHL game in franchise history, a 4-3 loss in Vancouver; native Californian Craig Coxe scores club's first goal while Jeff Hackett makes an impressive 48 saves
  • The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.
  • Whiteland Janice, driven by Mike Lachance, wins Kentucky Futurity

Famous Deaths

  • Leonard C Odell, wrote 7,000 Burma Shave poems, dies at 83