On This Day

July 1991 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 5 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 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 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 14 Failed military coup in Mali
  • Jul 15 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 15 US troops leave northern Iraq
  • Jul 21 Sharmell Sullivan (Gary Indiana), 20, crowned 23rd Miss Black America

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 men in 1978

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Jul 23 James Farentino of "Dynasty" arrested in Canada for cocaine possession
  • 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 27 TV Guide publishes its 2000th edition
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 20 Scout Larue Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis & Demi Moore

Weddings in History

  • Jul 20 Kirk Cameron marries Growing Pains co-star Chelsea Noble in upstate NY

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 Joost Baljeu, painter/founder-editor Structure, dies
  • Jul 4 Victor Chang, Australian physician (b. 1936)
  • Jul 5 Howard Nemerow, American poet laureate (Pulitzer), dies
  • Jul 5 Mildred Dunnock, dies at 87
  • Jul 6 Nicholas P. Dallis, American psychiatrist and comic strip writer (Rex Morgan, M.D.), dies at 79
  • Jul 11 Hitoshi Igarashi, Japanese interpreter (Satanic Verses), murdered
  • Jul 13 Cor Ria Leeman, Flemish (youth)writer, dies
  • Jul 14 Nic van Bridges, Flemish poet, dies
  • Jul 16 Cornelis Z Forster [Da Kuneisi], Suriname granman/gaanman, dies
  • Jul 16 Frank Rizzo, (Mayor-D-Philadelphia, 1972-80), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Jul 16 Robert Motherwell, American painter (Elegies to Spanish Rep), dies at 76
  • Jul 18 André Cools, Belgian Minister of Budget, murdered at 63
  • Jul 21 Theodore Wilson, dies at 47
  • Jul 24 Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-American yiddish writer (Yentl, Nobel Prize for Literature 1978), dies at 87
  • Jul 24 Karl Ellis, dies at 41
  • Jul 25 Lazar Kaganovich, Soviet politician and one of the main associates of Joseph Stalin, dies at 97
  • Jul 30 Leonardus S van Egerat, travel expert, dies at 68