On This Day

Year 1991 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 9 Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame for betting on baseball
  • Feb 4 NZ cricketers Martin Crowe and Andrew Jones make a world record 467 run stand, against Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington
  • Mar 19 NFL owners strip Phoenix of the 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona not recognizing federal holiday Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • May 19 Willy T. Ribbs overcomes numerous mechanical problems in qualifying to become first African-American driver to make Indianapolis 500 starting grid
  • Jun 25 Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon, beating Elna Reinach of South Africa 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the 1st round
  • Oct 14 NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner becomes 1st NHL player to score his 500th goal, 500th assist, and 1000th point all in the same season
  • Nov 3 Ayrton Senna wins Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; shortest F1 race ever run (14 laps) because of wet conditions; Senna retains his 3rd World Drivers Championship by 24 points from Nigel Mansell
  • Nov 7 Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers
  • Nov 10 South Africa's 1st cricket international since 1970 - one-day v India
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Sports Stars Married in 1991

  • Feb 9 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (42) weds (his 3rd) equestrian Madeleine Gurdon (28) in Westminster, London
  • Feb 15 Baseball superstar George Brett (37) weds Leslie Davenport in Manhattan Beach, California
  • Apr 20 Soviet Russian figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva (19) weds Soviet Russian figure skater Sergei Grinkov (24), in a state sanctioned ceremony

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