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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1991?


Events

  • 01 May 1991 Will Rogers Follies opens at Palace Theater NYC for 983 performances
  • 03 May 1991 356th and final episode of CBS-TV's second-longest-running series Dallas, second only to Gunsmoke.
  • 04 May 1991 Actress Sharon Gless and producer Barney Rosenzeig wed
  • 05 May 1991 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic.
  • 06 May 1991 Phillie Lenny Dykstra slams his sports car into 2 trees
  • 08 May 1991 CIA director William H Webster resigns
  • 09 May 1991 Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession
  • 12 May 1991 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf Classic.
  • 13 May 1991 Michael Jackson: Magic & Madness goes on sale
  • 14 May 1991 Winnie Mandela sentenced to 6 years for complicity in kidnapping and beating of four youths, one of whom died, She is freed pending appeal
  • 15 May 1991 President Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to Oakland Athletics-Baltimore Oriole game
  • 16 May 1991 Daily Planet fires cub reporter Jimmy Olson (Superman character)
  • 17 May 1991 Lupita Jones, 23, of MTxico, crowned 40th Miss Universe.
  • 18 May 1991 117th Preakness: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 1:54.
  • 19 May 1991 Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story closes at Shubert NYC after 225 performances
  • 20 May 1991 Soviet parliament approves law allowing citizens to travel abroad.
  • 21 May 1991 Former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated by a female suicide bomber near Madras.
  • 22 May 1991 Inter Milan wins 20th UEFA Cup at Rome.
  • 23 May 1991 San Diego Sockers win fourth consecutive Major Soccer League championship.
  • 24 May 1991 Israel conducts Operation Solomon, evacuating Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
  • 25 May 1991 People Are Still Having Sex, by LaTour hits #35
  • 26 May 1991 Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.
  • 27 May 1991 Austrian Boeing 767-300 explodes at Bangkok, 223 die
  • 28 May 1991 Ethiopian rebels seize Addis Ababa.
  • 29 May 1991 Les Miserables, opens at ACTEA Theatre, Auckland New Zealand
  • 30 May 1991 64th US National Spelling Bee: Joanne Lagatta wins spelling "antipyretic".
  • 31 May 1991 Oldest bride - Minnie Munro, 102, weds Dudley Reid, 83, in Australia.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Country: United States of America

Watch Out for the Automobile

Watch Out for the Automobile

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Anatoliy Papanov

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Country: United States of America

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Country: United States of America

The Searchers

The Searchers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1991?
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There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz

There Are No Children Here

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This is the moving and powerful account of two remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex disfigured by crime and neglect.

The Commanders by Bob Woodward

The Commanders

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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.

A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani

A History Of The Arab Peoples

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Upon its publication in 1991, Albert Hourani’s masterwork was hailed as the definitive story of Arab civilization, and became both a bestseller and an instant classic.

If You Really Loved Me by Ann Rule

If You Really Loved Me

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There was only one way to please her father: Murder his wife.... David Brown was the consummate entrepreneur: a computer wizard and millionaire by age thirty-two.

Iron John by Robert Bly

Iron John

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In this deeply learned book, poet and translator Robert Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it is to be a man.Bly's