September 1991 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Richard J Kerr, serves as acting director of CIA
  • Sep 2 US officially recognizes independence of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
  • Sep 4 Rte 35 Theater in Hazlit, last drive-in in NJ, closes

Historic Event

Sep 5 Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress

  • Sep 6 Ronald Venetiaan chosen president of Suriname
  • Sep 6 The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.
  • Sep 6 USSR recognizes the independence of the 3 Baltic republics (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania)
  • Sep 7 Die Laughing wins Messenger Stakes
  • Sep 8 Macedonia votes for independence from Yugoslavia

Historic Event

Sep 10 US Senate Judiciary Committee begins hearings on Clarence Thomas' nomination to the US Supreme Court

  • 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 12 Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) launched
  • Sep 13 55 ton concrete beam falls in Montreal's Olympic Stadium
  • Sep 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 15 "Party Machine with Nia Peeples" final show
  • Sep 16 Atlanta's Otis Nixon suspended for rest of 1991 due to cocaine
  • Sep 16 Norm Charlton suspended for 7 days for intentionally hitting Steve Scioscia with a pitch

Historic Event

Sep 16 US trial of former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega begins

  • Sep 17 The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
  • Sep 17 UN admits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuiania, North & South Korea, Marshall Islands & Micronesia
  • 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 22 ABN & AMRO Dutch banks merge
  • Sep 22 California University makes Dead Sea Scrolls public
  • Sep 22 Harry Gant wins NSACAR Goody's 500
  • Sep 24 After 3 year reign as AL champs, A's are eliminated from AL West
  • Sep 24 Robin Yount is 37th to hit 2,000 singles
  • Sep 25 Paramount at Madison Square Garden in NYC opens
  • Sep 26 2 year experimental Biosphere 2 in Oracle Arizona begins

Historic Event

Sep 27 US President George H. W. Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert

  • Sep 28 "Shiny Happy People" by REM peaks to #10
  • Sep 28 UN weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq

Television Debut

Sep 30 Jerry Springer's tabloid talk show "The Jerry Springer Show" debuts on TV

  • Sep 30 Rev Jean Betrand Aristide ousted as president of Haiti

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 17 Jordan McCoy, American entertainer
  • Sep 25 Shin Lim, Canadian-American magician (America's Got Talent), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Steve Kemp, British light enterpeneur, dies
  • Sep 2 Alfonso Garcia Robles, Mexican foreign minister (Nobel 1982), dies
  • Sep 3 Henri de Lubac, French theologist and antifascist, dies at 95
  • Sep 6 Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, American serial killer (claimed to have murdered over 100 people), executed in the electric chair at 58
  • Sep 7 John Crosby, American columnist/detective writer dies at 79
  • Sep 7 John H. Lawrence, American physician (nuclear medicine pioneer), dies at 87
  • Sep 8 Jan J Lipski, chairman (Polish Socialist Party)/writer, dies
  • Sep 9 Edwin M. McMillan, American physicist and discoverer of plutonium (Nobel 1951), dies at 83
  • Sep 9 John Lawrence, doctor, dies
  • Sep 9 Joop Zwart, Dutch political activist and resistance fighter, dies at 78
  • Sep 11 Ernst Herbeck, German Poet (b. 1920)
  • Sep 12 Jacques Benoit [JJM Bayer], poet, dies
  • Sep 14 Russell Lynes, American art historian and magazine editor (b. 1910)
  • Sep 22 Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname religious leader, dies at 91
  • Sep 22 Reynold Abel Dorris, (Broken Cord), dies at 23 in car crash
  • Sep 23 Patrick Hamilton, English author and playwright (Gas Light, Rope, Angel Street), dies at 58

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss (1904-1991)

Sep 24 American children's author (The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham), dies of cancer at 87

Klaus BarbieKlaus Barbie (1913-1991)

Sep 25 German Gestapo chief (Butcher of Lyon), dies of cancer at 77

  • Sep 25 Lydia Cabrera, Cuban Anthropologist, dies at 91
  • Sep 25 Max Koot, Dutch royal photographer, dies at 74
  • Sep 27 Jan Hart, director (Friends of Curacao), dies
  • Sep 27 Oona Chaplin, daughter of Eugene O'Neill and wife of Charlie Chaplin, dies at 66
  • Sep 29 Gijsbert Perlee, Amsterdam's organ builder/grinder (Arabian), dies
  • Sep 29 Sam Ntuli, South African community pleader and negotiator, murdered