On This Day

Historical Events in 1991 (Part 4)

Events 601 - 800 of 1,074

  • Jul 8 Pitts Pirate President Carl Barger becomes 1st President of Florida Marlins
  • Jul 8 Major league umpire Steve Palermo and former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
  • Jul 9 "A Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Jul 9 62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto

Sports History

Jul 9 All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Baltimore Orioles)

  • Jul 9 South Africa re-admitted to Olympics

Election of Interest

Jul 10 Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected President of the Russian Federation

  • Jul 10 L'Express Airlines Beechcraft C-99 crashes in Alabama, killing 13
  • Jul 10 Foreign Minister R.F. Botha of South Africa signs accession to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty on behalf of South Africa
  • Jul 11 Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy
  • Jul 11 Total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii
  • Jul 11 Nigeria Airways DC-8 crashes at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, killing all 261 passengers and crew on board
  • Jul 13 Bob Milacki & 3 other Baltimore Oriole pitchers no-hit A's 2-0

US Women's Golf Open

Jul 14 US Open Women's Golf, Colonial CC: Meg Mallon shoots final round 67 (−4) to finish 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Pat Bradley

  • Jul 14 Failed military coup in Mali
  • Jul 15 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 15 US troops leave northern Iraq
  • Jul 15 Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks and Philadelphia Spirit
  • Jul 18 Florida Marlins' logo unveiled

Meeting of Interest

Jul 18 Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

  • Jul 19 Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
  • Jul 19 Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)
  • Jul 19 With NY Yankee victory, 10 of 14 AL teams are at .500 or better
  • Jul 20 Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant
  • Jul 21 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Australian 1-2 with Ian Baker-Finch winning his only major championship, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Mike Harwood
  • Jul 21 Sharmell Sullivan (Gary Indiana), 20, crowned 23rd Miss Black America

Hall of Fame

Jul 21 Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, Rod Carew, Tony Lazzeri, & Bill Veeck are elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

Historic Event

Jul 22 Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 men in 1978

  • Jul 23 James Farentino of "Dynasty" arrested in Canada for cocaine possession
  • Jul 23 Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at and hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5
  • Jul 24 Ottawa Rough Riders Board of Directors resign
  • Jul 24 Universityof Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of solar system
  • Jul 25 Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles)
  • Jul 25 Seattle Jay Buhner hits a 479' HR in Yankee Stadium
  • Jul 25 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
  • Jul 26 CFL assumes ownership of Ottawa Rough Riders
  • Jul 26 Expo's Mark Gardner no hits Dodgers for 9 innings, but loses in 10th
  • Jul 26 Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman) is arrested in Florida, for exposing himself at an adult movie theater
  • Jul 27 TV Guide publishes its 2000th edition
  • Jul 28 "Gypsy" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 105 performances

US Senior Golf Open

Jul 28 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Jack Nicklaus matches course record of 65 to beat Chi Chi Rodriguez by 4 strokes in an 18-hole Monday playoff

  • Jul 28 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
  • Jul 28 Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley

Baseball Record

Jul 28 Dennis Martínez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history

Sports History

Jul 28 Tour de France: Spanish rider Miguel Induráin beats Gianni Bugno of Italy by 3' 36" for 1st of 5 consecutive Tour wins; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner

Federation Cup

Jul 28 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Nottingham, England: Spain wins first title with 2-1 victory over US; Conchita Martínez & Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinch final 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 against Gigi Fernández & Zina Garrison-Jackson

  • Jul 29 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium (Mets beat Cubs 6-0)

Sports History

Jul 29 Yankee Stadium fans throw cups and blowup dolls at Jose Canseco

  • Jul 30 MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993
  • Jul 30 Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)

Music Single

Jul 30 Heavy metal band Metallica release their single "Enter Sandman"

  • Jul 31 Russia and US sign long range nuclear weapons reduction pact
  • Jul 31 Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft
  • Jul 31 The Medininkai Massacre in Lithuania. Soviet OMON attacks Lithuanian customs post in Medininkai, killing 7 officers and severely wounding one other

Film & TV History

Aug 1 Actress Hedy Lamarr, aged 77 is arrested for shoplifting in Florida

Music History

Aug 2 Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges

  • Aug 2 Hedy Lamaar is arrested for shoplifting in LA
  • Aug 2 Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) launched
  • Aug 2 Pan Am games open in Havana
  • Aug 3 Giant Victory driven by Jack Moiseyev wins Hambletonian, 2nd $1m purse in 22 days for Moiseyev after winning Meadowlands Pace
  • Aug 4 The Greek cruise ship Oceanos sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa
  • Aug 5 Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union breaks his own world pole vault record (6.10m) in Malmö Sweden
  • Aug 6 American softball pitcher Debbie Doom strikes out 17 in her 2nd consecutive perfect game at the Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba; beats Nicaragua, 8-0

Historic Communication

Aug 6 Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.

Historic Event

Aug 7 Courts rules Manuel Noriega, may access some secret US documents

  • Aug 7 Manhattan Cable final day of amnesty to return illegal cable boxes

World Record

Aug 7 American team of Carl Lewis, Mike Marsh, Leroy Burrell & Dennis Mitchell set 4 x 100m relay world record of 37.67 seconds in Zürich, Switzerland

  • Aug 8 Billy Preston charged with exhibiting pornography to a minor

Music History

Aug 8 Carlos Santana pleads no contest to marijuana possession charge

Film & TV History

Aug 8 Actor Gary Oldman is arrested for drunk driving

  • Aug 8 Shi'ite Muslims release British hostage John McCarthy
  • Aug 8 With two months left, White Sox set new home attendance (2,150,951)
  • Aug 8 The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
  • Aug 9 British radio show "On the Hour" debuts on BBC Radio 4 with first appearance of Alan Partridge character
  • Aug 10 New York City Opera's limited run production of Stephen Sondhiem's "A Little Night Music" closes at New York State Theater, NYC, after 7 performances
  • Aug 10 NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53
  • Aug 11 400,000 demonstrate for democracy in Madagascar, 31 killed

PGA Championship

Aug 11 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Crooked Stick GC: John Daly wins by 3 strokes from fellow American Bruce Lietzke

  • Aug 11 Shiite Muslims release US hostage Edward Tracy
  • Aug 11 Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) lands
  • Aug 11 Wilson Alvarez hurls a no-hitter in his 1st big league start
  • Aug 12 Creditors vote to support Greyhound Bus reorganization plan
  • Aug 12 Last day in Test Cricket for Viv Richards, Dujon & Marshall

Album Release

Aug 12 Heavy metal band Metallica release their 5th album "Metallica"; debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart

  • Aug 13 Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
  • Aug 13 Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney for Australia versus England at Old Trafford
  • Aug 13 US Vice-President Dan Quayle makes a speech attacking lawyers

Sports History

Aug 14 MLB Minnesota Twins Dave Winfield is 23rd to hit 400 HR

  • Aug 15 750,000 attend Paul Simon's free concert in Central Park, NYC
  • Aug 15 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 16 Belgium census is 10,000,963 inhabitants

Historic Event

Aug 16 US President George H. W. Bush declares recession is near an end

Historic Event

Aug 16 John Gutfreund announces his resignation as chief executive of Salomon Brothers amid illegal bidding scandal

  • Aug 17 Royals Warren Cromartie's 1st major league HR since 1983
  • Aug 17 ArenaBowl V, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit: Tampa Bay Storm beats Detroit Drive 48-42, Stevie Thomas MVP
  • Aug 18 Hurricane Bob hits NC with 115 MPH wind
  • Aug 18 Pan American games close in Havana
  • Aug 19 -20] Hurricane Bob hits US

Coup d'état

Aug 19 Conservative members of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union attempt to depose Mikhail Gorbachev in a coup d'état

  • Aug 19 Janel Bishop, 17, of New Hampshire, crowned 9th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 20 Norbert Rosza swims world record 100m breast stroke (1:01.29)

Sports History

Aug 20 Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million

  • Aug 20 Estonia formally declares its independence from the USSR
  • Aug 20 The United Democratic Front, one of the most prominent anti-apartheid movements, comprising of over 400 workers', church, civic and student organisations, dissolves
  • Aug 21 Conservative coup in the Soviet Union is crushed by popular resistance led by Boris Yeltsin in three days
  • Aug 21 Latvia declares its independence from USSR
  • Aug 22 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100m backstroke (1:00.31)
  • Aug 23 3rd Athletics World Championships open at Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 24 Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party
  • Aug 24 Silky Stallone, wins the Cane Pace at Yonkers Raceway
  • Aug 24 Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0
  • Aug 24 Ukraine declares independence from USSR
  • Aug 25 "Getting Married" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • Aug 25 43rd Emmy Awards: "LA Law", "Cheers", Kirstie Alley & Patricia Wettig win
  • Aug 25 91st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mitch Voges
  • Aug 25 Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds
  • Aug 25 Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
  • Aug 25 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)
  • Aug 25 Norway & Denmark recognize independence of former USSR Baltic republics
  • Aug 25 Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)
  • Aug 25 White-Russia declares its independence

Historic Invention

Aug 25 Linux is born when Linus Torvalds sends off an email announcing his project to create a new computer operating system

  • Aug 26 Royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0
  • Aug 27 Moldavia declares independence from USSR

Historic Event

Aug 27 Nigerian President Ibrahim Babangida creates nine states: Abia, Enugu, Delta, Jigawa, Kebbi, Osun, Kogi, Taraba, and Yobe

  • Aug 28 Lexington Ave IRT subway train derails at Union Square, 5 die
  • Aug 28 Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martínez both perfect game pitcher
  • Aug 29 JFK Jr wins his 1st battle as an attorney
  • Aug 29 USSR suspends Communist Party activities
  • Aug 29 Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev signs decree to close Semipalatinsk test site (site of 456 Soviet nuclear tests 1949-89) after protests by Nevada-Semipalatinsk anti-nuclear movement [1]
  • Aug 30 Dan O'Brien sets US decathlon record with 8,812 points
  • Aug 30 Mike Powell of US sets then long jump record at 29' 4½" (8.95m)
  • Aug 30 Tamil Tigers capture Sri Lanka poet Selvi
  • Aug 31 Houston QB David Klingler sets NCAA record with 6 touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter as the Cougars clobbered Louisiana Tech 73-3
  • Aug 31 Richard J. Kerr, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Aug 31 Rockies bat out of order against Expos in 1st inning

Historic Event

Aug 31 William H. Webster ends term as 14th director of CIA

  • Aug 31 Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union following the failed coup in Moscow
  • Sep 1 Japanese runner Hiromi Taniguchi wins the marathon in 2:14:57 at the World Athletics Championships in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 1 Richard J Kerr, serves as acting director of CIA

Telethon

Sep 2 Jerry Lewis' 26th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,071,657

  • Sep 2 US officially recognizes independence of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania

Album Release

Sep 2 "Ropin' the Wind" 3rd studio album by Garth Brooks is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1992)

  • Sep 3 48th Venice Film Festival: "Close to Eden" directed by Nikita Mikhalkov wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 4 "Most Happy Fella" opens at NY State Theater NYC
  • Sep 4 Rte 35 Theater in Hazlit, last drive-in in NJ, closes

Baseball Record

Sep 4 MLB Statistical Accuracy Committee votes to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris' 1961 home run record of 61 (passing Babe Ruth's 60) & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings

  • Sep 5 8th MTV Video Music Awards: REM wins

Historic Event

Sep 5 Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress

  • Sep 6 33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
  • Sep 6 Ronald Venetiaan chosen president of Suriname
  • Sep 6 USSR recognizes the independence of the 3 Baltic republics (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania)
  • Sep 6 The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.
  • Sep 7 1st South African international competition in 25 years, gymnastics
  • Sep 7 Die Laughing wins Messenger Stakes
  • Sep 7 Brigham Young University quarterback Ty Detmer passes NCAA record 11,606 yards
  • Sep 8 NFL Buffalo Bill QB Jim Kelly passes for 6 touchdowns vs Pittsburgh Steelers (52-34)
  • Sep 8 Macedonia votes for independence from Yugoslavia

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 8 US Open Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins his first US title; beats American Jim Courier 6-2, 6-4, 6-0

  • Sep 9 Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington
  • Sep 9 Only 1,695 fans watch Boston Red Sox play Cleveland

Historic Event

Sep 10 Senate Committee begins hearings on Clarence Thomas' nomination

  • Sep 10 Gail Devers runs US female record 100m hurdles (12.48 secs)

Music Single

Sep 10 Rock band Nirvana release their single "Smells like Teen Spirit", often dubbed the anthem of Generation X

  • Sep 11 "La Toya: Growing Up in The Jackson Family" goes on sale
  • Sep 11 14 die in a Continental Express commuter plane crash near Houston
  • Sep 11 NY Yankees final game at Baltimore Oriole's Memorial Stadium
  • Sep 11 Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers & Alejandro Pena pitched 1st combined no-hitter in NL, beating San Diego Padres, 1-0

Sports History

Sep 12 Nolan Ryan's 4-3 victory over Twins is his 312th career win

  • Sep 12 Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) launched
  • Sep 13 55 ton concrete beam falls in Montreal's Olympic Stadium

Sports History

Sep 13 Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)

  • Sep 13 Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts
  • Sep 14 Carolyn Suzanne Sapp (Hawaii), 24, crowned 65th Miss America 1992
  • Sep 14 San Diego State freshman running back Marshall Faulk rushes for NCAA record 386 yards and scores 7 touchdowns as the Aztecs beat Pacific, 55-34
  • Sep 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 14 16th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Fisher King" directed by Terry Gilliam wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 15 "Party Machine with Nia Peeples" final show
  • Sep 15 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Vancouver GC: Nancy Scranton wins by 3 shots from Debbie Massey
  • Sep 15 US women's gymnastics team win 1st World Championships medal (silver)
  • Sep 16 Atlanta's Otis Nixon suspended for rest of 1991 due to cocaine
  • Sep 16 US trial of former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega begins
  • Sep 16 Norm Charlton suspended for 7 days for intentionally hitting Steve Scioscia with a pitch
  • Sep 17 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 17 UN admits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuiania, North & South Korea, Marshall Islands & Micronesia
  • Sep 17 The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
  • Sep 18 American Major League Baseball executive John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
  • Sep 18 NCAA places Tennessee on 2 years probation for football recruiting violations
  • Sep 18 Robert Helmick resigns as president of US Olympic Committee
  • Sep 18 Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) lands
  • Sep 18 Yugoslavia begins a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities.
  • Sep 19 Colt Precious Bunny wins the 46th Little Brown Jug at Delaware, Ohio
  • Sep 19 Ötzi the Iceman, 3,300 BCE old mummy discovered by German tourists in Italian alps
  • Sep 20 Lion's Terry Taylor reinstated after 1 year drug related suspension
  • Sep 21 Armenia votes on whether to remain in Soviet Union
  • Sep 21 USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics
  • Sep 22 ABN & AMRO Dutch banks merge
  • Sep 22 California University makes Dead Sea Scrolls public
  • Sep 22 Harry Gant wins NSACAR Goody's 500