On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
  • Ronald Venetiaan chosen president of Suriname
  • The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.
  • USSR recognizes the independence of the 3 Baltic republics (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania)

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)
  • Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, American serial killer (claimed to have murdered over 100 people), executed in the electric chair at 58