Historical Events in June 1991

  • Jun 2 45th Tony Awards: Lost in Yonkers & Will Rogers Follies win
  • Jun 2 4th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • Jun 2 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 2 Seppo Raty of Finland improves his world javelin record to 318' 1"
  • Jun 2 Three Andrettis finished 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin
  • Jun 3 Mount Unzen erupts in Japan, worst eruption in Japanese history
  • Jun 3 NY Yankees selected 19-year-old Brien Taylor, #1 in amateur draft
  • Jun 3 Thomas Hearns captures WBA light heavyweight title
  • Jun 3 Kuwait asks Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members to produce 800,000 bbl/d (130,000 m3/d) of oil on its behalf
  • Jun 4 1st post WW II non-communist government in Albania

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Jun 4 Pope John Paul II compares abortion with Nazi murders

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jun 4 Robert Strauss becomes US ambassador to Soviet Union
  • Jun 5 Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl ordained in Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.

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Jun 5 Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Jun 5 Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) launched
  • Jun 6 Albert Belle is shipped to minors for not running out a ground ball
  • Jun 6 Dana Plato receives 6 yr suspended sentence for robbing a video store
  • Jun 6 NBC announces Jay Leno will succeed Johnny Carson on May 25, 1992
  • Jun 6 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Hick, v West Indies at Headingley
  • Jun 7 Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) erupts for 1st time
  • Jun 8 "Our Country's Good" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jun 8 123rd Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 2:28
  • Jun 8 College World Series: Louisiana State defeats Wichita State 6-3
  • Jun 8 Former NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds
  • Jun 8 Victory parade following success in the Gulf War is held in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 8 Warren Schutte is 1st non American to win NCAA Division 1 golf title
  • Jun 9 9th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Albus
  • Jun 9 Jack La Lanne, 76, arrested for suspicion of DWI
  • Jun 9 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
  • Jun 9 WLAF 1st world bowl London Monarchs defeat Barcelona Dragons 21-0

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 90th Men's French Open: Jim Courier beats Andre Agassi (3-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • Jun 9 90th Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-4)
  • Jun 10 David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" airs its final episode airs on ABC-TV
  • Jun 10 25th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton
  • Jun 10 Mother of All Parades-NYC welcomes desert storm troops
  • Jun 10 South Florida & Denver picked for 1993 NL franchises
  • Jun 11 Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 11 Natalie Cole releases "Unforgettable...with Love", covering her father's standards, (Grammy for Album of the Year)

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole
  • Jun 12 45th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 12 Boris Yelstin elected president of Russian Federation
  • Jun 13 A spectator is killed by lightning at US Open Golf tournament
  • Jun 13 NHL owners present contract to players (leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike)
  • Jun 13 The National, 1st all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 14 "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" opens directed by Kevin Reynolds and starring Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman

  • Jun 14 Leroy Burrell of USA sets 100m record (9.90) in NYC
  • Jun 14 Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) lands
  • Jun 15 Carolyn Tanny & Bob Trischel wed
  • Jun 15 Climactic eruption of the Mount Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines, the second-largest volcanic eruption on Earth of the 20th century
  • Jun 15 Birth of the first federal political party in Canada that supports Quebec nationalism, le Bloc Québécois.
  • Jun 16 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 241 performances
  • Jun 16 -23] NYC Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week"

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 16 91st US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 282 at Hazeline National GC Minn

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Jun 16 Boris Yeltsin elected President of Russian SSR

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Jun 16 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 16 Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row
  • Jun 16 Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day
  • Jun 16 With 3 runs in 9th, Balt ends Twins 15 game win streak 6-5
  • Jun 17 Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78

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Jun 17 The body of Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the USA, is exhumed to test how he died; rumours had persisted since his death in 1850 of arsenic poisoning - no evidence of this was found

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor
  • Jun 17 South Africa abolishes last of its apartheid laws
  • Jun 18 Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia, arrives in US
  • Jun 18 Mud storm in Antofagasta Chile, kills 80
  • Jun 18 SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky's cancerous left arm is amputated
  • Jun 18 Yankee pitchers pick-off 3 Toronto Blue Jays

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 18 "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" single released by Bryan Adams (Billboard Song of the Year 1991)

Singer Bryan Adams
Singer
Bryan Adams
  • Jun 19 2 of Mia Farrow's daughters arrested for shoplifting lingerie

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Jun 19 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar surrenders to police

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar
  • Jun 19 NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987
  • Jun 20 The Bundestag (German parliament) decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin
  • Jun 21 Jirg Haider resigns as premier of Austrian province of Karinthia

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jun 21 NY Islanders Denis Potvin and Mike Bossy, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Jun 21 P.V. Narasimha Rao becomes Prime Minister of India as head of the Congress minority government
  • Jun 22 "I Hate Hamlet" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 88 performances

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Jun 22 Quebec Nordiques pick Eric Lindros #1 at NHL entry draft

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • Jun 22 Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in Philippines
  • Jun 23 "Odd Couple" opens & closes at Belasco Theater NYC
  • Jun 23 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Babalu Music"
  • Jun 23 Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • Jun 23 Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race
  • Jun 23 A peace summit, brokered by the clergy and business and attended by all major political parties, but boycotted by the Conservative Party, is held to end the violence in South Africa
  • Jun 24 NHL adopts instant-replay & tenth of second clock in final minute

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 25 Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jun 25 Slovenia & Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia
  • Jun 25 Japan lifts its call for voluntary restraint on expanding trade with South Africa
  • Jun 25 Six persons are killed and eighteen injured when gunmen open fire on a crowded commuter train in Soweto, South Africa
  • Jun 26 "Getting Married" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 70 performances

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Jun 26 ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses congress

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jun 26 Amy Elizabeth Goodman, of California, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 26 Charlotte Hornets make Larry Johnson of UNLV, NBA's #1 draft pick
  • Jun 26 Ky medical examiner announces Zachary Taylor died of natural causes
  • Jun 27 Emmy 18th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 12th time
  • Jun 28 South Africa signs the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

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Jun 29 "Jackie Mason - Brand New" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 216 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Jun 29 6.0 earthquake hits southern Calif
  • Jun 29 Britain's Nick Brown, 591st rank beats 10th-seeded Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in 2nd round at Wimbledon
  • Jun 30 37th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Meg Mallon
  • Jun 30 South Africa's Government repeals the 1913 Native Land Act, an important part of the system of Apartheid (Racially Based Land Measures Act)