August 1991 calendar

August 1991
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

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

history

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

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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

Country: United States of America

The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Country: United States of America

Warrior

Warrior

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

Starring: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Country: United States of America

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1991?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free

Heir To The Empire by Timothy Zahn

Heir To The Empire

By:

It's five years after Return of the Jedi: the Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and driven out the remnants of the old Imperial

The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf

The Beauty Myth

By:

The bestselling classic that redefined our view od the relationship between beauty and female identity. In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before.

And The Beat Goes On by Sonny Bono

And The Beat Goes On

By:

In this candid, frank and highly entertaining autobiography, Sonny Bono tells his fascinating story--the tale of a man who lived the American Dream, got knocked down more than once, yet rose

The Commanders by Bob Woodward

The Commanders

By:

It is impossible to examine any part of the war on terrorism in the twenty-first century without seeing the hand of Dick Cheney, Colin Powell or one of their loyalists.

Damage by Josephine Hart

Damage

By:

“A passionate, elegant, ruthless story.” —Iris Murdoch The New York Times bestselling novel—now available as an ebookDamage is the gripping story of a man’s desperate obsession and scandalous love affair.