April 1991 calendar

April 1991

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1991.
The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1991: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1991?


  • 01 Apr 1991 Warsaw Pact officially dissolves
  • 02 Apr 1991 Rotterdam Daily Newspaper begins publishing
  • 03 Apr 1991 12th Emmy Sports Award presentation
  • 04 Apr 1991 H. John Heinz III, American politician (Senator-Republican-Pennsylvania), dies in a plane crash, at age 52 (born 1938). Six others are also killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over Merion, Pennsylvania.
  • 05 Apr 1991 Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan
  • 06 Apr 1991 Former child actor Adam Rich arrested for breaking into a pharmacy
  • 07 Apr 1991 Big Love closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • 08 Apr 1991 I Hate Hamlet opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 88 performances
  • 09 Apr 1991 Georgia SSR votes to secede from USSR
  • 10 Apr 1991 Boat rams a tanker in Livorno Italy fog, killing about 138
  • 11 Apr 1991 Miss Saigon, opens at Broadway Theater, New York City
  • 12 Apr 1991 2,500th episode of Entertainment Tonight airs on US TV.
  • 13 Apr 1991 BPAA US Open won by Pete Weber.
  • 14 Apr 1991 Mule Bone closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC after 67 performances
  • 15 Apr 1991 Secret Garden opens at St. James Theater NYC for 706 performances
  • 17 Apr 1991 Railroad workers go on strike in the US.
  • 18 Apr 1991 John Stockton breaks his own NBA season assist record at 1,136.
  • 19 Apr 1991 Evander Holyfield beats George Foreman in 12 for heavywgt boxing title
  • 20 Apr 1991 Les Miserables, opens at Odense Teater, Odense
  • 21 Apr 1991 Greatest extra-inning comeback, Pittsburgh Pirates score 6 in bottom of 11th erasing 5 run Chicago Cubs lead, Pirates also trailed 7-2 in bottom of 9th.
  • 22 Apr 1991 Earthquake strikes Costa Rica and Panama, kills 95
  • 23 Apr 1991 USSR grants republics right to secede under certain conditions.
  • 24 Apr 1991 26th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins.
  • 25 Apr 1991 Grand Hotel closes at Beck Theater NYC after 1018 performances
  • 26 Apr 1991 Dinosaurs premieres on ABC-TV
  • 27 Apr 1991 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by David Ozio.
  • 28 Apr 1991 Gypsy opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • 29 Apr 1991 Cyclone strikes Bangladesh, 139,000 die / 10 million homeless
  • 30 Apr 1991 In Bangladesh a cyclone killed over 131,000 and left 9 million homeless
  • 04 Apr 1991 Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their airplane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1991?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Coming Out Of The Dark
  2. - I've Been Thinking About Youyoutube
  3. - You're In Love
  4. - Baby Babyyoutube
  5. - Joyrideyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The One And Only
  2. - Sit Down
  3. - The Whole Of The Moon
  4. - Rhythm Of My Heart
  5. - The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1991?

A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani

A History Of The Arab Peoples


Albert Hourani's masterpiece, which was published in 1991, was immediately hailed as the definitive tale of Arab civilization. It became a bestseller and a classic.

Riders On The Storm by John Densmore

Riders On The Storm


Rolling Stone called this book "the first Doors biography". It feels like it was written with the right motives, and it provides an in-depth account.

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go!


Dr. Seuss's brilliantly wise Oh, The Places You'll go! This is the perfect way to send off grads from high school, college and nursery school. Dr.

The Firm by John Grisham

The Firm


Mitch McDeere thought that he and Abby were on their way when he signed up with Bendini Lambert & Locke in Memphis.

Father Melancholy'S Daughter by Gail Godwin

Father Melancholy'S Daughter


Gail Godwin's novels are modern classics. They are powerfully affecting fiction with beautiful writing and endearing characters. Her critically acclaimed writing has earned her a place in the Eudora Literary Hall of Fame.