On This Day

June 1991 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 2 45th Tony Awards: "Lost in Yonkers" & "Will Rogers Follies" win
  • Jun 2 4th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • 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 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

Historic Event

Jun 4 Pope John Paul II compares abortion with Nazi murders

  • Jun 4 Robert S Strauss becomes US ambassador to Soviet Union
  • Jun 5 Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl ordained in Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.

Nobel Prize

Jun 5 Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize

  • 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 7 Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) erupts for 1st time
  • Jun 8 College World Series: Louisiana State defeats Wichita State 6-3
  • 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 Jack La Lanne, 76, arrested for suspicion of DWI
  • Jun 10 Mother of All Parades - NYC welcomes desert storm troops
  • Jun 10 South Florida and Denver picked for 1993 NL franchises
  • Jun 11 Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0

Election of Interest

Jun 12 Boris Yeltsin wins Russia's first presidential election with 57% of the vote

  • Jun 12 Boris Yelstin elected President of Russian Federation
  • Jun 14 Leroy Burrell of USA sets 100m record (9.90) in NYC
  • Jun 14 Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) lands
  • 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 -23] NYC Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week"
  • Jun 16 Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day
  • Jun 16 With 3 runs in 9th, Balt ends Twins 15 game winning streak 6-5
  • Jun 17 Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78

Historic Event

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

  • 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 19 2 of Mia Farrow's daughters arrested for shoplifting lingerie
  • 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
  • Jun 21 P. V. Narasimha Rao becomes Prime Minister of India as head of a Congress Party minority government
  • Jun 22 Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in the Philippines
  • Jun 23 "Odd Couple" opens & closes at Belasco Theater NYC
  • 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

Historic Event

Jun 25 Slovenia and 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 Amy Elizabeth Goodman, of California, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 28 South Africa signs the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
  • Jun 29 6.0 earthquake hits southern Calif
  • 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)

Weddings in History

  • Jun 21 Eleanor Mondale marries Greg "Thunder" Malban (Minn DJ)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 3 Harry Glicken, volcanologist, killed by Mt Unzen Volcano in Japan
  • Jun 3 Takeshi Nagata, Japanese geophysicist (b. 1913)
  • Jun 6 Sylvia Porter, economist/author (Money Book), dies at 77
  • Jun 7 Antoine Blondin, French writer (L'Europe buissonnière), dies at 69
  • Jun 9 Charles Loloma, painter/sculptor, dies
  • Jun 10 Vercors [Jean Bruller], French writer (Silence of Mer), dies
  • Jun 14 Joy Finzi [Joyce A Black], British painter, dies at 84
  • Jun 15 William Arthur Lewis, Saint Lucian economist (1979 Nobel Prize in Economics for economic development research), dies at 76 [1]
  • Jun 17 Leo Koury, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List - never caught), dies under an assumed name in hospital at 56
  • Jun 23 Antonio Jacinto, Angolan poet, dies at 66
  • Jun 24 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter, dies at 91
  • Jun 24 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (b. 1917)
  • Jun 27 Klas Bruinsma, leader criminal organization, murdered
  • Jun 27 Willem J [Molly] Geertsema, liberal/foreign minister), dies
  • Jun 28 Klas Bruinsma, clergyman, dies