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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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Barton Fink

Barton Fink

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

Country: United States of America

Thelma & Louise

Thelma & Louise

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen

Country: United States of America

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Proof

Proof

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Jocelyn Moorhouse

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Geneviève Picot, Russell Crowe, Heather Mitchell

What About Bob?

What About Bob?

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty, Charlie Korsmo

Country: United States of America

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

Starring: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1991?
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In Our Defense by Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy

In Our Defense

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We The People The Bill of Rights defines and defends the freedoms we enjoy as Americans -- from the right to bear arms to the right to a civil jury.

Life Is Too Short by Mickey Rooney

Life Is Too Short

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He soared form the wrong side of Brooklyn to the top of the world. And he's still hot six decades later.

The Promised Land by Nicholas Lemann

The Promised Land

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A New York Times bestseller, the groundbreaking authoritative history of the migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North.

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.

Riders On The Storm by John Densmore

Riders On The Storm

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Here is the book that Rolling Stone called "the first Doors biography that feels like it was written for the right reasons, and it is easily the most informed account of