Historical Events in October 1991

  • Oct 1 Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM)
  • Oct 1 New Zealand's Resource Management Act 1991 commences.
  • Oct 1 Soviet Union suspends petroleum product exports as its fuel shortages grow

AgreementContract of Interest

Oct 2 NHL #1 draft pick Eric Lindros rejects Quebec Nordiques' offer of a 10 year, $50m contract

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros

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Oct 2 Steffi Graf beats Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria 6-2, 6-2 in the Volkswagen Cup in Leipzig to become the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Oct 2 Toronto Blue Jays clinch AL East title with a 6-5 win v California Angels; become first sport franchise in history to draw 4 million fans in one season

Music awardsMusic Awards

Oct 3 25th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Oct 4 Delta Center in Salt Lake City Utah

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Oct 4 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
  • Oct 4 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
  • Oct 4 Whiteland Janice, driven by Mike Lachance, wins Kentucky Futurity
  • Oct 4 The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.
  • Oct 5 Military transport plane crashes at Jakarta, 133 dies
  • Oct 5 USSR reduces nuclear weapons arsenal
  • Oct 5 Fresno State ties NCAA football record with 49 points in a quarter (2nd), as they route New Mexico, 94-17 at Bulldog Stadium, Fresno
  • Oct 5 The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.

  • Oct 6 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Daikyo World Golf Championship
  • Oct 6 NY Met David Cone ties NL record by striking out 19 Phillies
  • Oct 6 Orioles' last game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (vs Det Tigers)
  • Oct 7 Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics
  • Oct 7 Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal & Cafe Lex in 9th race at Belmont, creating 2nd triple dead heat in NY thoroughbred racing history
  • Oct 7 Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments to her
  • Oct 8 The Croatian Parliament cuts all remaining ties with Yugoslavia
  • Oct 9 "On Borrowed Time" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 99 performances
  • Oct 9 Bush declares "total confidence" in nominee Clarence Thomas
  • Oct 9 San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3
  • Oct 9 Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • Oct 10 Ex-postal worker Joseph Harris kills 4 postal workers
  • Oct 10 Greyhound Bus ends bankruptcy
  • Oct 10 US cuts all foreign aid to Haiti
  • Oct 11 Law Professor Anita Hill testifies Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her
  • Oct 11 Chip Beck ties PGA record lowest 18 hole score of 59 during 3rd round of the Las Vegas Invitational at the Sunrise GC
  • Oct 11 Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart seen soliciting a prostitute
  • Oct 12 Boxer Hector Comacho arrested for driving while getting oral sex
  • Oct 12 Mike Lerch of Princeton ties NCAA record with 370 receiving yards
  • Oct 12 Statler Brothers Show premieres on TNN
  • Oct 12 Wrestler Rip Oliver forced to retire after being injured by Crush
  • Oct 12 Doug Flutie of BC Lions sets CFL passing record of 582 yards despite losing to Edmonton 45-38 in overtime
  • Oct 13 Blue Jay Cito Gaston is 1st manager ejected in a playoff game
  • Oct 13 Minnesota Twins win AL pennant beating Toronto in 5 games
  • Oct 13 MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Oct 14 Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi

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Oct 14 NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner becomes the first player to score 500th NHL goals

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • Oct 15 Clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (52-48)
  • Oct 16 George Jo Hennard, 35, kills 23 & himself & wounds 20 in Texas
  • Oct 16 US Supreme Court begins to hear Joseph Doherty case
  • Oct 16 Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley becomes 7th to be banned from NBA for life under the league's anti-drug agreement
  • Oct 16 Jharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha is founded at a conference in Ranchi, India.
  • Oct 17 Angel Cordero is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races
  • Oct 17 News anchor Bree Walker Lampley files an FCC complaint that LA radio KFI-AM personally attacked her by discuss her having a disformed baby

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • Oct 17 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 17 Blue Man Group's 1st performance in New York City
  • Oct 18 "Most Happy Fella" closes at NY State Theater NYC
  • Oct 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Film release premierFilm Release

Oct 18 "My Own Private Idaho" directed and written by Gus van Sant starring River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves is released

Actor River Phoenix
Actor
River Phoenix
Actor and Musician Keanu Reeves
Actor and Musician
Keanu Reeves
  • Oct 19 Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30 (6 OTs)
  • Oct 19 Lonnie Glieberman purchased Ottawa Rough Riders from CFL
  • Oct 20 "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 9 performances
  • Oct 20 6.1-7.1 earthquake in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die
  • Oct 20 Formal opening ceremony of Intl One Mind Zen center in Crestone, Colo
  • Oct 20 Brazilian McLaren driver Ayrton Senna clinches his 2nd straight, and 3rd overall World Formula 1 Drivers title by finishing second in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka
  • Oct 21 24 die in a fire in Oakland Calif

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 21 Former California Governor Jerry Brown announces his run for the US Presidency

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • Oct 21 US hostage Jesse Turner released from 5 years in captivity in Beirut
  • Oct 22 General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion
  • Oct 23 "Les Miserables" opens at Mogador Theatre, Paris
  • Oct 23 Clarence Thomas sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice
  • Oct 23 Dr Jack Kevorkian's suicide machine kills 2 women
  • Oct 24 "Dancing at Lughnasa" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 421 performances
  • Oct 24 Larry Ryckman purchases CFL Calgary Stampeders
  • Oct 25 Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs v India in cricket 1-dayer at Sharjah
  • Oct 27 "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 9 performances
  • Oct 27 "Homecoming" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Oct 27 John Brodie wins Security Pacific Senior Golf Classic
  • Oct 27 Minnesota Twins beat Altanta Braves, 1-0 in 10 in Game 7 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome; win 2nd Baseball World Series since move to Minneapolis; Twins pitcher Jack Morris MVP
  • Oct 29 Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as NY Yankee manager
  • Oct 30 Colombian government negotiate with M-19-guerrilla
  • Oct 30 Mark Sauer becomes CEO of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Oct 30 Mid East peace conference begins in Madrid Spain
  • Oct 31 Palestinians attend US mideast peace talks in Madrid