October 1991 calendar

October 1991

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1991?


  • 01 Oct 1991 Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network
  • 02 Oct 1991 Eric Lindros, refused to sign with Quebec Nordiques
  • 03 Oct 1991 25th Country Music Association Award
  • 04 Oct 1991 Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 05 Oct 1991 Actor Ted Shackelford (Knots Landing) weds Annett Wolf
  • 06 Oct 1991 Elizabeth Taylor weds for 8th time
  • 07 Oct 1991 Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics
  • 08 Oct 1991 Croatia votes to sever constitutional relations with Yugoslavia, making the country fully independent
  • 09 Oct 1991 On Borrowed Time opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 99 performances
  • 10 Oct 1991 US cuts all foreign aid to Haiti
  • 11 Oct 1991 Anita Hill testifies Clarence Thomas sexually harrased her
  • 12 Oct 1991 Boxer Hector Comacho arrested for driving while getting oral sex
  • 13 Oct 1991 Actress Katey Segal suffers a miscarriage
  • 14 Oct 1991 Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 15 Oct 1991 Clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (52-48)
  • 16 Oct 1991 US Supreme Court begins to hear Joseph Doherty case
  • 17 Oct 1991 Angel Cordero is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races
  • 18 Oct 1991 Most Happy Fella closes at New York State Theater, New York City
  • 19 Oct 1991 Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30
  • 20 Oct 1991 6.1-7.1 earthquake in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die
  • 21 Oct 1991 24 die in a fire in Oakland, California
  • 22 Oct 1991 General Motors announces nine-month fiscal loss of US$2.2 billion.
  • 23 Oct 1991 Les Miserables, opens at Mogador Theatre, Paris
  • 24 Oct 1991 Dancing at Lughnasa opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 421 performances
  • 25 Oct 1991 Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs vs. India in cric 1-dayer at Sharjah
  • 27 Oct 1991 Homecoming opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 28 Oct 1991 November 4 ampndash The 1991 Perfect Storm strikes the northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada, causing over $200 million of damage and resulting in 12 direct fatalities.
  • 29 Oct 1991 Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as the New York Yankees' manager.
  • 30 Oct 1991 Colombian government negotiate with M-19-guerrilla
  • 31 Oct 1991 Palestinians attend US mideast peace talks in Madrid
  • 05 Oct 1991 An Indonesian Air Force C-130 crash kills 135 people.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Good Vibrations
  2. - Emotionsyoutube
  3. - Romanticyoutube
  4. - I Adore Mi Amoryoutube
  5. - Do Anything

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
  2. - I'm Too Sexyyoutube
  3. - Wind Of Change
  4. - Let's Talk About Sex
  5. - Insanity


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1991?

The Kitchen God'S Wife by Amy Tan

The Kitchen God'S Wife


Helen and Winnie have shared their worst secrets for over fifty years. Helen is now convinced she is dying and wants to reveal everything.

Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler

Saint Maybe


9 weeks on New York Times Bestseller List! "A novel that once more demonstrates Ms. Tyler’s immense talents as a writer." --THE

Remember by Barbara Taylor Bradford



A riveting new novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford. She demonstrates her amazing storytelling skills in this passionate tale about Nicky Wells.

Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz



Dershowitz is a lawyer and columnist. He wrote Reversal of Fortune and looks back at his life experiences, particular cases and historical causes in order to reflect on his generation of Jews living in the US.

Parliament Of Whores by P. J. O'Rourke

Parliament Of Whores


P. J. O'Rourke's savagely humorous and national bestseller Parliament of Whores is a classic for understanding the inner workings of Washington.