May 1991 calendar

May 1991

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1991?


  • 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
  • 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.
  • 07 May 1991 A fire and explosion occurs at a fireworks factory at Sungai Buloh, Malaysia, killing 26.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Baby Babyyoutube
  2. - Joyrideyoutube
  3. - I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)
  4. - I Don't Wanna Cryyoutube
  5. - Touch Me (All Night Long)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The One And Only
  2. - The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
  3. - Sit Down
  4. - Last Train To Trancentral
  5. - The Whole Of The Moon


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in May 1991?

Immortality by Milan Kundera



Milan Kundera's sixth novel is the result of a casual gesture by a woman to her swim instructor. This gesture creates a character in the head of Kundera.

You Just Don'T Understand by Deborah Tannen

You Just Don'T Understand


Women and men are in two worlds.

The Crown Of Columbus by Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich

The Crown Of Columbus


An anthropologist who is very pregnant finds the diary of Columbus at Dartmouth Library basement. She travels to the Bahamas along her lover and son to discover what it contains.

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.

As The Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer

As The Crow Flies


Charlie Trumper grew up in East End London's slums and dreams of one day running his grandfather’s vegetable and fruit barrow.