Events in Film & Television in 1991

  • Jan 6 "Real Life With Jane Pauley" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Jan 8 "Davis Rules" with Jonathan Winters & Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV
  • Jan 14 "Barbara DeAngelis Show" premieres on CBS-TV
  • Jan 16 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Jan 17 Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 19 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves, Jeremy Irons, & Kathy Bates wins

  • Jan 19 Sgt Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
  • Jan 21 CBS News correspondant Bob Simon captured by Iraqis in Persian Gulf
  • Jan 25 Soap opera "Generation's" last episode after a 2½ year run
  • Jan 27 7th Sundance Film Festival: "Poison" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 28 "A Closer Look" with Faith Daniels premieres on NBC-TV
  • Jan 31 "Close-Up", Iranian film directed by Abbas Kiarostami, starring Hossain Sabzian and Mohsen Makhmalbaf, is released

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Feb 2 Sting scores his second UK No.1 album with 'The Soul Cages'

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 14 "The Silence of the Lambs" film based on the book by Thomas Harris, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, is released (Best Picture 1992)

  • Feb 22 Kelli McCarty, 21, (Kansas), crowned 40th Miss USA

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Feb 25 Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky & John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • Mar 9 5th American Comedy Award: Dennis Wolfberg

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 11 17th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Kirstie Alley win (TV)

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 17 44th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Goodfellas" Best Film, Martin Scorsese Best Director

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • Mar 21 Largest wrestling crowd in Japan (64,500) at Tokyo Dome
  • Mar 24 11th Golden Raspberry Awards: Ford Fairlane & Ghosts Can't Do It wins
  • Mar 25 63rd Academy Awards: "Dances with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win
  • Apr 6 Former child actor Adam Rich arrested for breaking into a pharmacy
  • Apr 11 NYC's Museum of Broadcasting becomes "Museum of Radio & Television"
  • Apr 12 2,500th episode of Entertainment Tonight airs
  • Apr 15 Former child actor Adam Rich charged with burglary
  • Apr 26 "Dinosaurs" premieres on ABC-TV
  • May 3 356th & final episode of CBS second longest running series "Dallas", (2nd only to "Gunsmoke")
  • May 4 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Doug Kent
  • May 4 Actress Sharon Gless & producer Barney Rosenzeig wed
  • May 9 Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession (conviction overturned 2006)
  • May 17 Lupita Jones, 23, of Mexico, crowned 40th Miss Universe
  • May 20 44th Cannes Film Festival: "Barton Fink" directed by Ethan and Joel Coen wins the Palme d'Or
  • Jun 6 NBC announces Jay Leno will succeed Johnny Carson on May 25, 1992
  • Jun 10 David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" airs its final episode airs on ABC-TV

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 1 "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong premieres at Century City, California

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • Jul 4 24th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Pan Pacific Hotel
  • Jul 26 Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) is arrested in Florida, for exposing himself at an adult movie theater
  • Jul 30 MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993

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

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • Aug 8 Gary Oldman, actor (State of Grace), arrested for drunk driving
  • Aug 19 Janel Bishop, 17, of New Hampshire, crowned 9th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 25 43rd Emmy Awards: "LA Law", "Cheers", Kirstie Alley & Patricia Wettig win

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

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 3 48th Venice Film Festival: "Close to Eden" directed by Nikita Mikhalkov wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 14 Carolyn Suzanne Sapp (Hawaii), 24, crowned 65th Miss America 1992
  • Sep 24 "Good & Evil" & "Sibs" premieres on ABC TV
  • Sep 25 "Good & Evil" premieres on ABC TV
  • Sep 27 "Princesses" premieres on CBS TV
  • Sep 28 "Commish" debuts on ABC-TV

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

  • Nov 8 Carol Burnett Show premieres on CBS-TV

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Nov 14 Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premieres on FOX TV

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

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Nov 22 "Phool Aur Kaante", the film debut of famous Indian actor Ajay Devgan, is released

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan

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Nov 27 Undertaker beats Hulk Hogan to become new WWF champ

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Nov 29 TV show "Roc" has a gay wedding episode - Can't Help Loving that Man
  • Dec 3 Hulk Hogan defeats Undertaker to become 4th time WWF champion
  • Dec 6 "Star Trek VI-Undiscovered Country" premieres

Music awardsMusic Awards

Dec 9 2nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Dec 17 Soap opera "One Life To Live" airs its 6,000th episode
  • Dec 18 DeForest Kelly (Dr McCoy on Star Trek) gets a star in Hollywood

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 20 "Father of the Bride" film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and Martin Short, is released

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
Actor Martin Short
Actor
Martin Short
Actress Diane Keaton
Actress
Diane Keaton
  • Dec 27 "Carol Burnett Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • Dec 28 Ninibeth Beatriz Leal Jiminez, 20, of Venez, crowned 41st Miss World