December 1991 calendar

December 1991

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1991?


  • 01 Dec 1991 Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin closes at Gershwin NYC after 32 performances
  • 02 Dec 1991 Bobby Bonilla signs record $29 million-5 year pact with the New York Mets.
  • 03 Dec 1991 White House Chief of Staff John Sununu resigns.
  • 04 Dec 1991 Judds final concert
  • 05 Dec 1991 Catskills on Broadway opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 452 performances
  • 06 Dec 1991 Les Miserables opens at Circustheater, Scheveningen
  • 07 Dec 1991 A J Kitt, American, wins World Skiing Cup.
  • 08 Dec 1991 Homecoming closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 09 Dec 1991 2nd Billboard Music Awards
  • 10 Dec 1991 Crucible opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • 11 Dec 1991 William Kennedy Smith found not guilty of rape
  • 12 Dec 1991 Maastricht Treaty signed to create a European Community.
  • 13 Dec 1991 Ricky Pierce (Seattle SuperSonics) ends NBA free throw streak of 75 games.
  • 14 Dec 1991 Ferry boat Salem Express sinks in Red Sea, 476 killed
  • 15 Dec 1991 Nick & Nora closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 16 Dec 1991 UN reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote
  • 17 Dec 1991 Soap opera One Life To Live airs its 6,000th episode
  • 18 Dec 1991 DeForest Kelly, (Dr McCoy on Star Trek) gets a star in Hollywood.
  • 19 Dec 1991 6,000th episode of One Life To Live
  • 20 Dec 1991 Paul Keating installed as Premier of Australia
  • 21 Dec 1991 Soviet Union formally dissolves 11 of 12 Republics sign treaty forming Commonwealth of Independent States
  • 22 Dec 1991 Armed opposition groups launch a military coup against President of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia.
  • 23 Dec 1991 New York Daily News publisher Kevin Maxwell resigns.
  • 24 Dec 1991 Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of Soviet Union
  • 25 Dec 1991 Last day of a washout Pakistan versus Sri Lanka at Gujranwala.
  • 26 Dec 1991 The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union meets and formally dissolves the Soviet Union, ending the Cold War.
  • 27 Dec 1991 Carol Burnett Show last airs on CBS-TV
  • 28 Dec 1991 Ted Turner is named Time magazine Man of the Year.
  • 29 Dec 1991 12th United Negro College Fund
  • 31 Dec 1991 CPN, Communist Party of the Netherlands, last day of existance
  • 02 Dec 1991 Canada and Poland become the first nations to recognize the independence of Ukraine from the Soviet Union.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
  2. - Black Or White
  3. - When A Man Loves A Woman
  4. - It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
  5. - All 4 Loveyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Dizzy
  2. - Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives
  3. - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
  4. - Get Ready For This
  5. - When You Tell Me That You Love Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 1991?

The New World Order by Pat Robertson

The New World Order


Pat Robertson, a prophetic timing expert, takes a deep look at the reality of the new world order. He also discusses the implications for believers.

Fire In The Belly by Sam Keen

Fire In The Belly


This groundbreaking book is written for men and women. It takes you on a journey to find authentic manhood, and offers alternatives to the traditional definitions of masculinity.

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express


Remember that there is so much wonder in the world. This holiday season, remind yourself to look for it and listen to what it has to say. This limited edition, lavish box set will bring magic to your home and …

No Greater Love by Danielle Steel

No Greater Love


It was the maiden voyage on the Titanic, which is the most famous ship ever built. In one night, the sea destroyed the lives and futures of an extraordinary family, The Winfields.

Dance While You Can by Shirley MacLaine

Dance While You Can


Shirley MacLaine, a self-published autobiography, reflects on her life and recalls the performances she made on screen and stage over 30 years.