August 1991 calendar

August 1991

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1991: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1991?


  • 01 Aug 1991 Actress Hedy Lamarr, 77, arrested for shoplifting in Florida
  • 02 Aug 1991 Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges
  • 03 Aug 1991 Giant Victory, driven by Jack Moiseyev, wins Hambletonian
  • 04 Aug 1991 1st time Seattle Mariners are 9 games over .500
  • 06 Aug 1991 Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW makes its first appearance as a publicly available service on the Internet.
  • 07 Aug 1991 Darrin Lewis hits his 1st major league HR
  • 08 Aug 1991 Billy Preston charged with exhibiting porno to a minor
  • 10 Aug 1991 Little Night Music closes at New York State NYC after 7 performances
  • 11 Aug 1991 400,000 demonstrate for democracy in Madagascar, 31 killed
  • 12 Aug 1991 Creditors vote to support Greyhound Bus reorganization plan.
  • 13 Aug 1991 Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke
  • 14 Aug 1991 Twins Dave Winfield is 23rd to hit 400 HR
  • 15 Aug 1991 750,000 attend Paul Simon's free concert in Central Park, New York.
  • 16 Aug 1991 Belgium census is 10,000,963 inhabitants
  • 17 Aug 1991 West of Crescent City, California, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurs.
  • 18 Aug 1991 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Northgate Computer Golf Classic
  • 19 Aug 1991 Janajev and KGB coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 20 Aug 1991 After the attempted coup in the Soviet Union, Estonia declares
  • 21 Aug 1991 Communist coup is crushed in the USSR in 2 days
  • 22 Aug 1991 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100 m backstroke
  • 23 Aug 1991 The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (or quotSuper Nintendoquot) is released in the United States.
  • 24 Aug 1991 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
  • 25 Aug 1991 Getting Married closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • 26 Aug 1991 Royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0
  • 27 Aug 1991 Moldova declares independence from the USSR.
  • 28 Aug 1991 Lexington Ave IRT subway train derails at Union Square, 5 die
  • 29 Aug 1991 JFK Jr wins his 1st battle as an attorney
  • 30 Aug 1991 Tamil Tigers capture Sri Lanka Poet Selvi
  • 31 Aug 1991 Houston QB David Klingler sets NCAA record with 6 touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter as the Cougars clobbered Louisiana Tech 73-3
  • 09 Aug 1991 The Italian prosecuting magistrate Antonino Scopelliti is murdered by the 'Ndrangheta on behalf of the Sicilian Mafia while preparing the government's case in the final appeal of the Maxi Trial.
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Music charts

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

  1. - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
  2. - P.A.S.S.I.O.N.
  3. - Every Heartbeat
  4. - It Ain't Over Til It's Over
  5. - Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
  2. - Any Dream Will Do
  3. - I'm Too Sexyyoutube
  4. - Now That We've Found Love
  5. - More Than Words


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1991?

Paradise by Judith McNaught



Matthew Farrell, a corporate raider and ruthless criminal, was set to take over the legendary department store empire of Chicago's renowned Bancroft families.

The Wild Rose by Doris Mortman

The Wild Rose


The first Kindle edition of A Classic Doris Mortman... This book catapults from Budapest's old world elegance to Manhattan's urban underworld to the glittering capitals.

Heir To The Empire by Timothy Zahn

Heir To The Empire


Five years have passed since Return of the Jedi. The Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star and defeated Darth Vader, the Emperor and expelled the remnants of the Imperial.

Beast by Peter Benchley



"Makes the shark in "Jaws", look like a pet fish. . ." USA Weekend Straight from science's cutting edge and the logs of ancient seafarers comes an enormous

Maximum Bob by Elmore Leonard

Maximum Bob


"Hilarious....Strange and risky....A right-on, pitch perfect novel, with wide social scope, comic genius, page-burning storytelling magic, and juicy characters who wrench your heart and gut."