March 1991 calendar

March 1991

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1991?


  • 01 Mar 1991 Clayton Keith Yeutter ends term as the United States Secretary of Agriculture.
  • 02 Mar 1991 Aspects of Love closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 377 performances
  • 03 Mar 1991 Big Love opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 04 Mar 1991 Iraq releases six US, three British, and one Italian prisoners-of-war.
  • 05 Mar 1991 Reggie Miller (Indiana) begins NBA free throw streak of 52 games
  • 06 Mar 1991 Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, President George H.W. Bush tells US Congress that "aggression is defeated; the war is over".
  • 07 Mar 1991 Iraq continues to explode oil fields in Kuwait.
  • 08 Mar 1991 Harry Hamlin and Nicollette Sheridan wed
  • 09 Mar 1991 Les Miserables, opens at Lyric Theatre, Brisbane
  • 10 Mar 1991 Eddie Sutton is first NCAA coach to lead four schools into playoffs.
  • 11 Mar 1991 Janet Jackson signs US$40 million three-album deal with Virgin Records.
  • 12 Mar 1991 5th Soul Train Music Awards
  • 13 Mar 1991 Exxon pays $1-billion dollars in fines and cleanup of Valdez oil spill
  • 14 Mar 1991 British Court of Appeal frees Birmingham 6 who had been unjustly sentenced in August 1975 to life imprisonment
  • 15 Mar 1991 4 LA police are charged with beating Rodney King
  • 16 Mar 1991 7 of Reba McEntire band members are killed in a plane crash
  • 17 Mar 1991 9 of 15 Soviet reps officially approve new union treaty
  • 18 Mar 1991 Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round.
  • 19 Mar 1991 NFL owners strip Phoenix Cardinals of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona not recognizing Martin Luther King Day.
  • 20 Mar 1991 Court awards Peggy Lee $3 million in contract violation suit against Walt Disney Company.
  • 21 Mar 1991 27 lost at sea when two US Navy anti-submarine planes collide.
  • 22 Mar 1991 New York Daily News begins using motto "Forward with New York".
  • 23 Mar 1991 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.12 metre).
  • 24 Mar 1991 New York Yankees beat the New York Mets, 9-3
  • 25 Mar 1991 63rd Academy Awards: Dance with Wolves, Jeremy Irons and Kathy Bates win.
  • 26 Mar 1991 Victoria beats New South Wales by 7 wickets to win Sheffield Shield Final.
  • 27 Mar 1991 New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, arrested on arson charges in Kentucky
  • 30 Mar 1991 Speed of Darkness closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 31 Mar 1991 Danny Bonaduce attacks a transvestite prostitute in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 01 Mar 1991 Uprisings against Saddam Hussein begin in Iraq, leading to the deaths of more than 25,000 people, mostly civilians.
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Music charts

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

  1. - All The Man That I Need
  2. - Somedayyoutube
  3. - One More Try
  4. - Coming Out Of The Dark
  5. - Show Me The Way

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - 3AM Eternal
  2. - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
  3. - Do The Bartman
  4. - The Stonk
  5. - Wiggle It


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1991?

The Next Century by David Halberstam

The Next Century


This is a stirring look at global power and competition in the 20th century. What can we learn about the events of the 20th century?

Iron John by Robert Bly

Iron John


Robert Bly, poet and translator, offers nothing less than an entirely new vision of what it means to be a man in this book.

Forgiving by LaVyrle Spencer



Sarah Merritt arrives in Dakota Territory, 1876, and she gets off the Cheyenne stagecoach to begin her first newspaper.

Bo Knows Bo by Bo Jackson and Dick Schaap

Bo Knows Bo


6 1/2"x9 1/2" 218 pages illustrated hardcover with dustjacket, published by Doubleday in 1990. Bo Jackson's autobiography.

Powershift by Alvin Toffler



Toffler asserts that headlines often focus on global power shifts but there are also significant changes in the everyday world, such as supermarkets, banks, hospitals, and television.