On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1991

Historical Events

  • 8th MTV Video Music Awards: REM wins

Historic Event

Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

Famous Birthdays

  • Skandar Keynes, English actor, born in London, England

Famous Weddings

John Travolta

American actor John Travolta (37) weds American actress Kelly Preston (28) at the Hotel de Crillon in Paris, France

1991 Highlights

About September 5, 1991

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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