Sunday 1 December 1991
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Set Adrift On Memory Bliss by PM Dawn.
In UK Dizzy by Vic Reeves & The Wonder Stuff was in the top 5 hits.
Hook, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991
while Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 December 1991 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
Famous Birthdays:01 December
- Byron Webster: Actor (That Man Bolt), dies of AIDS at 58.
- Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin closes at Gershwin NYC after 32 performances
- Once on this Island closes at Booth Theater NYC after 469 performances
- AIDS awareness day
- Ukrainian people vote for independence
- US 75th manned space mission STS 44 Atlantis 10 lands.
- George Joseph Stigler, American economist (Nobel Prize 1982), dies at age 80 (born 1911).
- Colorado party wins Paraguay parliamentary election.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev sworn in as President of Kazakhstan.
- 80th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Lyon (3-1); this is France's first Davis Cup since 1932.
- Cold War: Ukrainian voters overwhelmingly approve a referendum for independence from the Soviet Union.
- Journalist Terry A. Anderson is released after 7 years' captivity as a hostage in Beirut (the last and longest-held American hostage in Lebanon).
- Pan American World Airways ends operations.
- John Leonard Orr, one of the most prolific serial arsonists of the 20th century, is arrested in California. In the ensuing years, Orr is convicted in both Federal and state court.
- Leaders of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine meet and sign an agreement ending the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), in the Białowieża Forest Nature Reserve in Belarus.
- A referendum on the constitution of Romania is accepted as valid.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1991 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- PM Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
- Michael Bolton - When A Man Loves A Woman
- Michael Jackson - Black Or White
- Boyz II Men - It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
- Prince - Cream
- Paula Abdul - Blowing Kisses In The Wind
- Color Me Badd - All 4 Love
- Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.
- Natural Selection - Do Anything
- Bryan Adams - Can't Stop This Thing We Started
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