1991

The nineties is the decade of the birth of the millennial generation. Cut from a different fabric than the other generations; the events of the era were nonetheless revolutionary.

1991

Experts versed in the history of the period contributed professionally to the main events of 1991.The internet was a solution found to provide an alternative communication channel, first thought about in the cold war era. After the Soviets had launched the Sputnik into space, the Americans saw it as a threat and considered what would happen if the Soviets launched a missile to cripple communication largely dependent on telephone lines for long distance communication. In 1962, M.I.T and Apra scientist J. C. R. Licklider proposed a kind of galactic network that did not rely on phone lines.

The internet went through various stages of development until the birth of the World Wide Web in 1991, a platform that held information that is accessible from any computer in the world.

On 25 August, German racer, Michael Schumacher begun his journey to being the best driver in Formula 1 for all time. He made his debut racing with Irish businessperson Eddie Jordan’s team. Schumacher retired from the Grand Prix after the first lap with mechanical problems. From that first race, he had caught the attention of the Benetton racing team, and he signed with them a five-year racing contract. Schumacher retired from racing in 2006 aged 37. He has seven Grand Prix race wins to his name with 91 wins, the highest in history.

A few days before Christmas in 1991, representatives from the 11 Soviet states met in the city of Alma-Ata in Kazakhstan and voted unanimously to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The then president of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev had introduced and implemented radical policies, which lacked favor with the union states in his six years as the Soviet president. Mikhail, clearly disappointed by the dissolution of his nation, resigned on December 25, 1991. Mikhail Gorbachev won the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize.

With revolutionary platforms like the worldwide web launched, opportunities became easily accessible. The year 1991 saw the end of the cold war bringing in the musical genius of boy bands.

Discover how the world looked like in 1991

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Country: United States of America

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Country: United States of America

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Country: United States of America

JFK

JFK

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau

Country: United States of America

Night on Earth

Night on Earth

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Lisanne Falk, Alan Randolph Scott

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1991 ?
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You Just Don'T Understand by Deborah Tannen

You Just Don'T Understand

By:

Women and men live in different worlds...made of different words.Spending nearly four years on the New York Times bestseller list, including eight months at number one, You Just Don't Understand is

The Firm by John Grisham

The Firm

By:

When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought that he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way.

The Sum Of All Fears by Tom Clancy

The Sum Of All Fears

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A major motion picture starring Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Alan Bates and Michael Byrne!Peace may finally be at hand in the Middle East—as Deputy Director of the CIA Jack Ryan lays the groundwork for a peace plan that …

Fire In The Belly by Sam Keen

Fire In The Belly

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Written for both men and women, this groundbreaking book takes the reader on a journey to discover new routes to authentic manhood and create alternatives to definitions of masculinity that no

Parliament Of Whores by P. J. O'Rourke

Parliament Of Whores

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Called "an everyman's guide to Washington" (The New York Times), P. J. O'Rourke's savagely funny and national best-seller Parliament of Whores has become a classic in understanding the workings of the

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1991 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. Andrew
  6. Daniel
  7. James
  8. David
  9. Joseph
  10. John
Top #10 female names
  1. Ashley
  2. Jessica
  3. Brittany
  4. Amanda
  5. Samantha
  6. Sarah
  7. Stephanie
  8. Jennifer
  9. Elizabeth
  10. Emily
history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1991?


Events

  • 01 Jan Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide
  • 02 Jan Colorado wins its first AP national title poll.
  • 03 Jan Israel reopens consulate in the USSR after 23 years
  • 04 Jan AT&T workers in Newark accidentally snap a cable
  • 05 Jan Oh, Kay! closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • 06 Jan Gypsy closes at St. James Theater NYC after 477 performances
  • 07 Jan Nia Peeples Party Machine premieres on TV
  • 08 Jan Davis Rules, with Jonathan Winters and Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV
  • 09 Jan Baker and Aziz meet in Geneva; talks fail to defuse gulf crisis
  • 10 Jan Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans.
  • 11 Jan Congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq
  • 12 Jan Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520).
  • 13 Jan 42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg South Africa
  • 14 Jan Barbara DeAngelis Show premieres on CBS-TV
  • 15 Jan Sean Lennon's remake of his father's "Give Peace A Chance" is released to coincide with the United Nation's midnight deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. The lyrics were updated to reflect concerns of the 1990's.
  • 16 Jan 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Live wins
  • 17 Jan Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel
  • 18 Jan Iraq launches SCUD missiles against Israel
  • 19 Jan 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves.
  • 20 Jan Black & Blue closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 829 performances
  • 21 Jan Richard Bolling, American politician (Representative-Democrat-Missouri)/US civil-rights leader, dies at age 74.
  • 22 Jan Gulf War: Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.
  • 23 Jan Seinfeld debuts on NBC-TV
  • 24 Jan Les Miserables, opens at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal
  • 25 Jan Manuel Noriega is given access to assets frozen by US government.
  • 26 Jan Few Good Men closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 497 performances
  • 27 Jan Dutch PSP, Pacifist Socialistic Party, disbands
  • 28 Jan A Closer Look with Faith Daniels premieres on NBC-TV
  • 29 Jan Piano Lesson closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • 31 Jan Robert Gibson flies record 27,040 feet altitude
  • 01 Feb Afghanistan / Pakistan hit by earthquake, 1,200 die
  • 02 Feb Aravinda De Silva scores 267 versus New Zealand at Wellington.
  • 03 Feb NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-21.
  • 04 Feb US postage raises from 25 cents to 29 cents
  • 05 Feb Joni Mitchell inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame.
  • 06 Feb Mousey Davis becomes the first coach of the New York-New Jersey Knights.
  • 07 Feb Haiti's first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in.
  • 09 Feb This Is Ponderous by 2nu peaks at #46
  • 10 Feb Lithuania votes for independence from USSR
  • 12 Feb North and South Korea form a joint team for table tennis competition.
  • 13 Feb US bombs Iraqi air raid shelter, killing 334
  • 14 Feb Mule Bone opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 67 performances
  • 15 Feb Troy State sets NCAA Division II record with 103 points in second half routing DeVry Institute 187-117.
  • 16 Feb Dutch PPR, Political Party Radicals, disbands.
  • 17 Feb US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge.
  • 18 Feb Edmonton Oilers' goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse and shuts out New Jersey Devils 4-0.
  • 20 Feb Taking Steps opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 78 performances
  • 21 Feb Lost in Yonkers opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 780 performances
  • 22 Feb Actor Bill Bixby (57) weds Laura Michael (32).
  • 23 Feb Military coup in Thailand, Premier Choonhaven arrested
  • 24 Feb Those Were The Days closes at Edison Theater NYC after 126 performances
  • 25 Feb US, barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, hit by scud missile, kills 28
  • 26 Feb Kuwaiti resistance leaders declare they have control of their capital.
  • 27 Feb Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreated and Kuwait is liberated
  • 28 Feb Les Miserables opens at Theatre Carre, Amsterdam
  • 01 Mar Clayton Keith Yeutter ends term as the United States Secretary of Agriculture.
  • 02 Mar Aspects of Love closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 377 performances
  • 03 Mar Big Love opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 04 Mar Iraq releases six US, three British, and one Italian prisoners-of-war.
  • 05 Mar Reggie Miller (Indiana) begins NBA free throw streak of 52 games
  • 06 Mar 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 Iraq continues to explode oil fields in Kuwait.
  • 08 Mar Harry Hamlin and Nicollette Sheridan wed
  • 09 Mar Les Miserables, opens at Lyric Theatre, Brisbane
  • 10 Mar Eddie Sutton is first NCAA coach to lead four schools into playoffs.
  • 11 Mar Janet Jackson signs US$40 million three-album deal with Virgin Records.
  • 12 Mar 5th Soul Train Music Awards
  • 13 Mar Exxon pays $1-billion dollars in fines and cleanup of Valdez oil spill
  • 14 Mar British Court of Appeal frees Birmingham 6 who had been unjustly sentenced in August 1975 to life imprisonment
  • 15 Mar 4 LA police are charged with beating Rodney King
  • 16 Mar 7 of Reba McEntire band members are killed in a plane crash
  • 17 Mar 9 of 15 Soviet reps officially approve new union treaty
  • 18 Mar Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round.
  • 19 Mar NFL owners strip Phoenix Cardinals of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona not recognizing Martin Luther King Day.
  • 20 Mar Court awards Peggy Lee $3 million in contract violation suit against Walt Disney Company.
  • 21 Mar 27 lost at sea when two US Navy anti-submarine planes collide.
  • 22 Mar New York Daily News begins using motto "Forward with New York".
  • 23 Mar Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.12 metre).
  • 24 Mar New York Yankees beat the New York Mets, 9-3
  • 25 Mar 63rd Academy Awards: Dance with Wolves, Jeremy Irons and Kathy Bates win.
  • 26 Mar Victoria beats New South Wales by 7 wickets to win Sheffield Shield Final.
  • 27 Mar New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, arrested on arson charges in Kentucky
  • 30 Mar Speed of Darkness closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 31 Mar Danny Bonaduce attacks a transvestite prostitute in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 01 Apr Warsaw Pact officially dissolves
  • 02 Apr Rotterdam Daily Newspaper begins publishing
  • 03 Apr 12th Emmy Sports Award presentation
  • 04 Apr H. John Heinz III, American politician (Senator-Republican-Pennsylvania), dies in a plane crash, at age 52 (born 1938). Six others are also killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over Merion, Pennsylvania.
  • 05 Apr Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan
  • 06 Apr Former child actor Adam Rich arrested for breaking into a pharmacy
  • 07 Apr Big Love closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • 08 Apr I Hate Hamlet opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 88 performances
  • 09 Apr Georgia SSR votes to secede from USSR
  • 10 Apr Boat rams a tanker in Livorno Italy fog, killing about 138
  • 11 Apr Miss Saigon, opens at Broadway Theater, New York City
  • 12 Apr 2,500th episode of Entertainment Tonight airs on US TV.
  • 13 Apr BPAA US Open won by Pete Weber.
  • 14 Apr Mule Bone closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC after 67 performances
  • 15 Apr Secret Garden opens at St. James Theater NYC for 706 performances
  • 17 Apr Railroad workers go on strike in the US.
  • 18 Apr John Stockton breaks his own NBA season assist record at 1,136.
  • 19 Apr Evander Holyfield beats George Foreman in 12 for heavywgt boxing title
  • 20 Apr Les Miserables, opens at Odense Teater, Odense
  • 21 Apr Greatest extra-inning comeback, Pittsburgh Pirates score 6 in bottom of 11th erasing 5 run Chicago Cubs lead, Pirates also trailed 7-2 in bottom of 9th.
  • 22 Apr Earthquake strikes Costa Rica and Panama, kills 95
  • 23 Apr USSR grants republics right to secede under certain conditions.
  • 24 Apr 26th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins.
  • 25 Apr Grand Hotel closes at Beck Theater NYC after 1018 performances
  • 26 Apr Dinosaurs premieres on ABC-TV
  • 27 Apr Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by David Ozio.
  • 28 Apr Gypsy opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • 29 Apr Cyclone strikes Bangladesh, 139,000 die / 10 million homeless
  • 30 Apr In Bangladesh a cyclone killed over 131,000 and left 9 million homeless
  • 01 May Will Rogers Follies opens at Palace Theater NYC for 983 performances
  • 03 May 356th and final episode of CBS-TV's second-longest-running series Dallas, second only to Gunsmoke.
  • 04 May Actress Sharon Gless and producer Barney Rosenzeig wed
  • 05 May Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic.
  • 06 May Phillie Lenny Dykstra slams his sports car into 2 trees
  • 08 May CIA director William H Webster resigns
  • 09 May Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession
  • 12 May Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf Classic.
  • 13 May Michael Jackson: Magic & Madness goes on sale
  • 14 May 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 President Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to Oakland Athletics-Baltimore Oriole game
  • 16 May Daily Planet fires cub reporter Jimmy Olson (Superman character)
  • 17 May Lupita Jones, 23, of MTxico, crowned 40th Miss Universe.
  • 18 May 117th Preakness: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 1:54.
  • 19 May Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story closes at Shubert NYC after 225 performances
  • 20 May Soviet parliament approves law allowing citizens to travel abroad.
  • 21 May Former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated by a female suicide bomber near Madras.
  • 22 May Inter Milan wins 20th UEFA Cup at Rome.
  • 23 May San Diego Sockers win fourth consecutive Major Soccer League championship.
  • 24 May Israel conducts Operation Solomon, evacuating Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
  • 25 May People Are Still Having Sex, by LaTour hits #35
  • 26 May Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.
  • 27 May Austrian Boeing 767-300 explodes at Bangkok, 223 die
  • 28 May Ethiopian rebels seize Addis Ababa.
  • 29 May Les Miserables, opens at ACTEA Theatre, Auckland New Zealand
  • 30 May 64th US National Spelling Bee: Joanne Lagatta wins spelling "antipyretic".
  • 31 May Oldest bride - Minnie Munro, 102, weds Dudley Reid, 83, in Australia.
  • 01 Jun Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) erupts for 1st time in 600 years
  • 02 Jun 45th Tony Awards: Lost in Yonkers and Will Rogers Follies win
  • 03 Jun New York Yankees selected 19-year-old Brien Taylor, #1 in amateur draft
  • 04 Jun 1st post WWII non-communist government in Albania
  • 05 Jun Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize
  • 06 Jun Albert Belle is shipped to minors for not running out a ground ball
  • 07 Jun Singer Jimmy Osmond weds Michelle Larson
  • 08 Jun 123rd Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 2:28
  • 09 Jun 61st French Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats A Agassi (36 64 26 61 64)
  • 10 Jun Twin Peaks, on ABC-TV
  • 11 Jun Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0
  • 12 Jun 45th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • 13 Jun A spectator is killed by lightning at US Open Golf tournament
  • 14 Jun Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves opens
  • 15 Jun Carolyn Tanny and Bob Trischel wed
  • 16 Jun Fiddler on the Roof closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 241 performances
  • 17 Jun Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78
  • 18 Jun Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia, arrives in US
  • 19 Jun Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar surrenders to police
  • 20 Jun The German parliament decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.
  • 21 Jun Eleanor Mondale marries Greg Thunder Malban (Minn DJ)
  • 22 Jun I Hate Hamlet closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 88 performances
  • 23 Jun Odd Couple opens and closes at Belasco Theater, New York City
  • 24 Jun NHL adopts instant-replay and tenth of second clock in final minute
  • 25 Jun Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon
  • 26 Jun Getting Married opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 70 performances
  • 27 Jun Emmy 18th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 12th time
  • 28 Jun In Sierra Madre, California, a magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurs.
  • 29 Jun Jackie Mason - Brand New closes at Neil Simon NYC after 216 performances
  • 30 Jun 37th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Meg Mallon
  • 01 Jul The Warsaw Pact is officially dissolved at a meeting in Prague.
  • 02 Jul Ten-Day War: Fighting breaks out when the Yugoslav People's Army attacks secessionists in Slovenia.
  • 03 Jul Donald Trump gives Marla Maples a 7.45 karat diamond ring
  • 04 Jul President of Colombia César Gaviria lifts a seven-year-long state of siege.
  • 05 Jul Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins given final approval by owners
  • 06 Jul 98th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats G Sabatini (64 36 86)
  • 07 Jul 105th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Michael Stich beats B Becker (64 76 64)
  • 08 Jul Major league umpire Steve Palermo and former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann were shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
  • 09 Jul Little Night Music opens at New York State Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 10 Jul The South African cricket team is readmitted into the International Cricket Council following the end of Apartheid.
  • 11 Jul Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy
  • 14 Jul Failed military coup in Mali
  • 15 Jul US troops leave northern Iraq.
  • 16 Jul President Gorbachev arrives in London to ask for western aid from the leaders of the G7.
  • 17 Jul President Bush and President Gorbachev reach an agreement on START II, which is formally signed on July 31.
  • 18 Jul Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants
  • 19 Jul Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
  • 20 Jul Kirk Cameron marries Growing Pains co-star Chelsea Noble in upstate New York
  • 21 Jul 120th British Golf Open: Ian Baker-Finch shoots 272 at Royal Birkdale
  • 22 Jul Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 males in 1978
  • 23 Jul James Farentino of Dynasty arrested in Canada for cocaine possession
  • 24 Jul Ottawa Rough Riders Board of Directors resign
  • 25 Jul Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles)
  • 26 Jul CFL assumes ownership of Ottawa Rough Riders
  • 27 Jul Rocker Jani Lane, (Warrant-Cherry Pie) marries model Bobbie Brown
  • 28 Jul Gypsy closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 105 performances
  • 29 Jul Yankee Stadium fans throw cups and blowup dolls at Jose Canseco
  • 30 Jul MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993
  • 31 Jul Russia and US sign long range nuclear weapons reduction pact
  • 01 Aug Actress Hedy Lamarr, 77, arrested for shoplifting in Florida
  • 02 Aug Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges
  • 03 Aug Giant Victory, driven by Jack Moiseyev, wins Hambletonian
  • 04 Aug 1st time Seattle Mariners are 9 games over .500
  • 06 Aug Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.
  • 07 Aug Darrin Lewis hits his 1st major league HR
  • 08 Aug Billy Preston charged with exhibiting porno to a minor
  • 10 Aug Little Night Music closes at New York State NYC after 7 performances
  • 11 Aug 400,000 demonstrate for democracy in Madagascar, 31 killed
  • 12 Aug Creditors vote to support Greyhound Bus reorganization plan.
  • 13 Aug Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
  • 14 Aug Twins Dave Winfield is 23rd to hit 400 HR
  • 15 Aug 750,000 attend Paul Simon's free concert in Central Park, New York.
  • 16 Aug Belgium census is 10,000,963 inhabitants
  • 17 Aug West of Crescent City, California, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurs.
  • 18 Aug Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Northgate Computer Golf Classic
  • 19 Aug Janajev and KGB coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 20 Aug After the attempted coup in the Soviet Union, Estonia declares
  • 21 Aug Communist coup is crushed in the USSR in 2 days
  • 22 Aug Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100 m backstroke (1:00.31)
  • 23 Aug The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (or quotSuper Nintendoquot) is released in the United States.
  • 24 Aug Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
  • 25 Aug Getting Married closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • 26 Aug Royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0
  • 27 Aug Moldavia declares independence from USSR
  • 28 Aug Lexington Ave IRT subway train derails at Union Square, 5 die
  • 29 Aug JFK Jr wins his 1st battle as an attorney
  • 30 Aug Tamil Tigers capture Sri Lanka Poet Selvi
  • 31 Aug Houston QB David Klingler sets NCAA record with 6 touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter as the Cougars clobbered Louisiana Tech 73-3
  • 01 Sep Hiromi Taniguchi wins 3rd world championship marathon (2:14:57)
  • 02 Sep Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • 03 Sep Dottie West, American country music singer, dies at age 58 in a car crash (born 1932).
  • 04 Sep Most Happy Fella opens at New York State Theater, New York City
  • 05 Sep 8th MTV Awards: REM
  • 06 Sep 33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
  • 07 Sep 105th US Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova (76 61)
  • 08 Sep 111th US Mens Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Jim Courier (62 64 60)
  • 09 Sep Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington
  • 10 Sep Yolanda Gail Devers runs US female record 100m hurdles (12.48 seconds)
  • 11 Sep La Toya: Growing Up in The Jackson Family goes on sale
  • 12 Sep Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) launched
  • 13 Sep Joe Carter is 1st to have 3 consecutive 100-RBI seasons with 3 differ teams
  • 14 Sep 386 yards and scored 7 touchdowns as the Aztecs beat Pacific 55-34
  • 15 Sep Party Machine with Nia Peeples final show
  • 16 Sep Norm Charlton suspended for 7 days for intentionally hitting Steve Scioscia with a pitch
  • 17 Sep UN admits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuiania, North and South Korea, Marshall Islands and Micronesia
  • 18 Sep John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
  • 19 Sep Precious Bunny wins the 46th Little Brown Jug
  • 20 Sep (to September 21) In Sandy, Utah several patients are held hostage and a nurse is killed in the Alta View Hospital hostage incident.
  • 21 Sep Armenia votes on whether to remain in Soviet Union
  • 22 Sep ABN and AMRO Dutch banks merge
  • 23 Sep New York Islanders' Mike Bossy and Denis Potvin inducted into NHL Hall of Fame.
  • 24 Sep Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns
  • 25 Sep The Paramount at Madison Square Garden in New York City opens.
  • 26 Sep Two-year experimental Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Arizona begins.
  • 27 Sep Princesses premieres on CBS TV
  • 28 Sep Commish, debuts on ABC-TV
  • 29 Sep My Own Private Idaho premieres
  • 30 Sep Rev Jean Betrand Aristide ousted as President of Haiti
  • 01 Oct Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM)
  • 02 Oct Eric Lindros, refused to sign with Quebec Nordiques
  • 03 Oct 25th Country Music Association Award
  • 04 Oct Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 05 Oct Actor Ted Shackelford (Knots Landing) weds Annett Wolf
  • 06 Oct Elizabeth Taylor weds for 8th time (Larry Fortensky)
  • 07 Oct Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics
  • 08 Oct Croatia votes to sever constitutional relations with Yugoslavia, making the country fully independent
  • 09 Oct On Borrowed Time opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 99 performances
  • 10 Oct US cuts all foreign aid to Haiti
  • 11 Oct Anita Hill testifies Clarence Thomas sexually harrased her
  • 12 Oct Boxer Hector Comacho arrested for driving while getting oral sex
  • 13 Oct Actress Katey Segal suffers a miscarriage
  • 14 Oct Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • 15 Oct Clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (52-48)
  • 16 Oct US Supreme Court begins to hear Joseph Doherty case
  • 17 Oct Angel Cordero is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races
  • 18 Oct Most Happy Fella closes at New York State Theater, New York City
  • 19 Oct Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30 (6 OTs)
  • 20 Oct 6.1-7.1 earthquake in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die
  • 21 Oct 24 die in a fire in Oakland, California
  • 22 Oct General Motors announces nine-month fiscal loss of US$2.2 billion.
  • 23 Oct Les Miserables, opens at Mogador Theatre, Paris
  • 24 Oct Dancing at Lughnasa opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 421 performances
  • 25 Oct Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs vs. India in cric 1-dayer at Sharjah
  • 27 Oct Homecoming opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 28 Oct 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 Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as the New York Yankees' manager.
  • 30 Oct Colombian government negotiate with M-19-guerrilla
  • 31 Oct Palestinians attend US mideast peace talks in Madrid
  • 01 Nov New Dutch Regulations Traffic rules and Traffic signs enforced
  • 02 Nov Jermaine Jackson releases Word to the Badd!! anti Michael song
  • 03 Nov 22nd NYC Marathon won by Salvador Garcia of Mexico in 2:09:28
  • 04 Nov Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid, Spain.
  • 05 Nov Kiichi Miyazawa elected Premier of Japan
  • 06 Nov Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin opens at Gershwin NYC for 32 performances
  • 07 Nov Brigadoon opens at New York State Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 08 Nov Carol Burnette Show premieres on CBS-TV
  • 10 Nov Bernie Kosar ends NFL record of 308 passes without an interception
  • 12 Nov Full House 100th episode-twins are born
  • 13 Nov Bomb attack on Aad Kosto, Dutch social dem party-asst Secretary of State
  • 14 Nov Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long loses his steroids appeal and is suspended without pay by NFL for 4 weeks
  • 15 Nov Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game
  • 17 Nov Brigadoon closes at New York State Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 18 Nov Moslem Shites release hostages Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland
  • 19 Nov Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken wins his 2nd AL MVP
  • 20 Nov Atlanta Braves Terry Pendleton wins NL MVP
  • 21 Nov Poetess Maria Elene Cruz Varela arrested in Cuba
  • 22 Nov New York Knicks pay Patrick Ewing a record $18.8 million for 2 yr extension
  • 23 Nov A day before he dies, Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS
  • 24 Nov 79th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 36-21
  • 25 Nov Bill Graham, rock concert promoter (Filmore), dies at age 60.
  • 26 Nov Condoms are handed out to thousands of New York High School students
  • 27 Nov Peter Pan opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 28 Nov South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia.
  • 30 Nov Rob Pilatus, 27, of Milli-Vanilli attempts suicide
  • 01 Dec Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin closes at Gershwin NYC after 32 performances
  • 02 Dec Bobby Bonilla signs record $29 million-5 year pact with the New York Mets.
  • 03 Dec White House Chief of Staff John Sununu resigns.
  • 04 Dec Judds final concert (Nashville)
  • 05 Dec Catskills on Broadway opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 452 performances
  • 06 Dec Les Miserables opens at Circustheater, Scheveningen
  • 07 Dec A J Kitt, American, wins World Skiing Cup.
  • 08 Dec Homecoming closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 09 Dec 2nd Billboard Music Awards
  • 10 Dec Crucible opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • 11 Dec William Kennedy Smith found not guilty of rape
  • 12 Dec Maastricht Treaty signed to create a European Community.
  • 13 Dec Ricky Pierce (Seattle SuperSonics) ends NBA free throw streak of 75 games.
  • 14 Dec Ferry boat Salem Express sinks in Red Sea, 476 killed
  • 15 Dec Nick & Nora closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 16 Dec UN reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote
  • 17 Dec Soap opera One Life To Live airs its 6,000th episode
  • 18 Dec DeForest Kelly, (Dr McCoy on Star Trek) gets a star in Hollywood.
  • 19 Dec 6,000th episode of One Life To Live
  • 20 Dec Paul Keating installed as Premier of Australia
  • 21 Dec Soviet Union formally dissolves 11 of 12 Republics sign treaty forming Commonwealth of Independent States
  • 22 Dec Armed opposition groups launch a military coup against President of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia.
  • 23 Dec New York Daily News publisher Kevin Maxwell resigns.
  • 24 Dec Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of Soviet Union
  • 25 Dec Last day of a washout Pakistan versus Sri Lanka at Gujranwala.
  • 26 Dec The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union meets and formally dissolves the USSR.
  • 27 Dec Carol Burnett Show last airs on CBS-TV
  • 28 Dec Ted Turner is named Time magazine Man of the Year.
  • 29 Dec 12th United Negro College Fund
  • 31 Dec CPN, Communist Party of the Netherlands, last day of existance