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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1991?


Events

  • 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 (Nashville)
  • 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 USSR.
  • 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

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Country: United States of America

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Country: United States of America

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Country: United States of America

Gentlemen of Fortune

Gentlemen of Fortune

Directed by: Aleksandr Seryj

Starring: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveliy Kramarov

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1991?
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Comeback by Dick Francis

Comeback

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New York Times bestselling Grand Master of Crime Fiction Foreign Office diplomat Peter Darwin uncovers a peculiar operation involving a veterinary surgeon and the unexplained deaths of several valuable racehorses.

The World Is My Home by James A. Michener

The World Is My Home

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Literary legend James A. Michener was “a Renaissance man, adventurous, inquisitive, unpretentious and unassuming, with an encyclopedic mind and a generous heart” (The New York Times Book Review).

No Greater Love by Danielle Steel

No Greater Love

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It was the maiden voyage of the Titanic, the greatest ship ever built, and in one fatal, unforgettable night, the sea shattered the lives and future of an extraordinary family, the Winfields.

Maus Ii by Art Spiegelman

Maus Ii

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***WINNER OF THE 1992 PULIZTER PRIZE***Acclaimed as a quiet triumph and a brutally moving work of art, the first volume of Art Spiegelman's Mausintroduced readers to Vladek Spieglman, a Jewish survivor

The Firm by John Grisham

The Firm

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When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought that he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way.