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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1991?


Events

  • 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 debuts 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 (2:10.60)
  • 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 (1:00.31)
  • 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 Moldavia declares independence from 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

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Country: United States of America

The Fisher King

The Fisher King

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant, Paul Lombardi

Country: United States of America

Dogfight

Dogfight

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Nancy Savoca

Starring: River Phoenix, Lili Taylor, Richard Panebianco, Anthony Clark

The Man in the Moon

The Man in the Moon

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland, Reese Witherspoon

Country: United States of America

Let Him Have It

Let Him Have It

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Peter Medak

Starring: Tom Courtenay, Christopher Eccleston, Eileen Atkins, Rebecca Eccleston

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1991?
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When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It'S Time To Go Home by Erma Bombeck

When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It'S Time To Go Home

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America's favorite housewife takes a witty look at family vacations, describing her escapades in Istanbul, the Galapagos Islands, and other locales

Texas! Sage by Sandra Brown

Texas! Sage

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In the dramatic finale of #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown’s popular Texas! trilogy, the headstrong youngest daughter of the Tyler family finally steps out of the shadows cast

The Wild Rose by Doris Mortman

The Wild Rose

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A Classic Doris Mortman released for the first time on Kindle... Catapulting from the old world elegance of Budapest to the urban underworld of Manhattan, to the glittering capitals of

The Rustlers Of West Fork by Louis L'Amour

The Rustlers Of West Fork

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In this first of four classic frontier novels, Louis L'Amour adds his own special brand to the life and adventures of one of America's favorite fictional cowboys, Hopalong Cassidy.

Darkness by John Saul

Darkness

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Villejeune, Florida. A secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. Far from prying eyes. Far from the laws of civilization.