Today in History for March 1991

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 113

1st - US Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens
2nd - "Aspects of Love" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 377 perfs
2nd - "La Bete" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 24 performances
2nd - Deb Richard wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
2nd - Del Ballard Jr throws most famous gutter ball in PBA Tour history
2nd - NC State Chris Corchiani becomes 1st NCAAer to get 1,000 assists
2nd - UN votes in favor of US resolutions for cease fire with Iraq
2nd - Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings end to the 1991 Gulf War.
3rd - "Big Love" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 41 performances
3rd - 25 die as United Boeing 737 crashes in Colorado Springs
3rd - Boon completes 10th Test Cricket century, 109* v WI at Kingston
3rd - Iraqi generals & Gen Schwarzkopf meet to discuss cease fire
Victim of Police Violence Rodney KingVictim of Police Violence Rodney King 3rd - LA Police severly beat motorist Rodney King, captured on amateur video
3rd - Latvia & Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR
3rd - Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (22.24 sec)
3rd - Miguel Trovoada installed as president of Sao Tomé e Principal
3rd - Switzerland votes on lowering voting age from 20 to 18
3rd - United Airlines crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25
4th - Bank of Credit & Commerce Intl divests itself of 1st American Bank
4th - Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British & 1 Italian POW
5th - Iraq repealed its annexation of Kuwait
5th - Reggie Miller (Indiana) begins NBA free throw streak of 52 games
US President George H. W. BushUS President George H. W. Bush 6th - Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, President Bush told Congress that "aggression is defeated. The war is over"
7th - Iraq continues to explode oil fields in Kuwait
8th - Harry Hamlin & Nicollette Sheridan wed
8th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
8th - Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers it captured
9th - "Les Miserables" opens at Lyric Theatre, Brisbane
9th - 5th American Comedy Award: Dennis Wolfberg
9th - Joe Dumaars (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 62 games
9th - US 70th manned space mission STS 39 (Discovery 12) launches into orbit
10th - Eddie Sutton is 1st NCAA coach to lead 4 schools into playoffs
10th - Laura Davies wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
10th - Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg clinches his 4th slalom World Cup
10th - Merlene Ottey runs world record 200 m indoor (22.24 sec)
10th - Rico Lieder/Jens Carlowitz/Karsten Just/Thomas Schonlebe walk 4x400m indoor world record (3:03.05)
Actress Julia RobertsActress Julia Roberts 11th - 17th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Kirstie Alley win (TV)
11th - Janet Jackson signs $40M 3 album deal with Virgin records
11th - John Smith, amateur wrestler, wins James E Sullivan Award
11th - Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1
12th - 5th Soul Train Music Awards: Johnny Gill, Mariah Carey win
13th - Exxon pays $1-billion dollars in fines & cleanup of Valdez oil spill
Singer Mariah CareySinger Mariah Carey 14th - Emir of Kuwait returns to Kuwait City, after the Iraqis leave
14th - Ice Dance Championship at Munich won by Isabel & Phil Duchesnay (FRA)
14th - Ice Pairs Championship at Munich won by N Mishkutenok & A Dmitriev
14th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Munich won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
14th - English Court of Appeal frees "Birmingham 6" who had been unjustly sentenced in August 1975 to life imprisonment
15th - 4 LA police are charged with beating Rodney King
15th - Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record 6.14m (20 feet 1 3/4)
15th - Territories of Amapa & Roraima become states in Brazil
16th - 7 of Reba McEntire band members are killed in a plane crash
16th - Members of Irish Gay & Lesbian Organization march in NYC parade
16th - NJ Net coach Bill Fitch is 4th coach to win 800 NBA games
16th - NY Lotto pays $33.3 million to one winner (#s are 18-21-32-33-35-38)
16th - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Munich won by Kristi Yamaguchi
17th - 9 of 15 Soviet reps officially approve new union treaty
17th - Irish Lesbians & Gays march in St Patrick Day parade
17th - John Robin Baitz' "Substance of Fire" premieres in NYC
17th - NJ raises turnpike tolls 70%
17th - Penny Hammel wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 18th - Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round
18th - Phila '76ers retires Wilt Chamberlain's #13 jersey
18th - Reggie Miller (Indiana) ends NBA free throw streak of 52 games
19th - KC Royals announce they are putting Bo Jackson on waivers
19th - Sacramento Kings set NBA record of 29 consecutive road loses
19th - St Louis Blue Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 80 goals in a season
19th - NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona Not recognizing Martin Luther King Day
20th - Court awards Peggy Lee $3 million in suit against Disney
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson 20th - Michael Jackson signs $65M 6 album deal with Sony records
20th - Supreme Court rules unanimously employers can't exclude women from jobs where exposure to toxic chemicals could potentially damage fetus
20th - US forgives $2 billion in loans to Poland
21st - 27 lost at sea when 2 US Navy anti-submarine planes collide
21st - Largest wrestling crowd in Japan (64,500) at Tokyo Dome
21st - Tatsumi Fujinami beats Ric Flair for NWA wrestling championship
21st - UN Security Council panel decided to lift the food embargo on Iraq
22nd - Law enforcement officers raid fraternities at U of Va seizing drugs
22nd - NY Daily News begins using motto "Forward with NY"
22nd - Pamela Smart (HS teacher) found guilty in NH of manipulating her student-lover to kill her husband
23rd - 20 Tornadoes kill 5 in Tennessee
23rd - Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.12m)
23rd - 1st World League of American Football games, London beats Frankfurt 24-11, Sacramento beats Raleigh-Dur 9-3 & Mont beats Birmingham 20-5
24th - "Les Miserables" opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
24th - 11th Golden Raspberry Awards: Ford Fairlane & Ghosts Can't Do It wins
24th - Barcelona Dragons beat NY/NJ Knights 19-7 in their 1st WLAF game
24th - Danielle Ammaccapane wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
24th - Banks reopen in liberated Kuwait
24th - NY Yankees beat NY Mets, 9-3
WWF Wrestler Hulk HoganWWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan 24th - Wrestlemania VII in LA, Hulk Hogan pins Sgt Slaughter
25th - 63rd Academy Awards - "Dance with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win
25th - Allan Border takes 5-68 v WI at Bourda (!), Georgetown
26th - Fuel pipe explodes under 58th street & Lexington Ave, NYC
26th - Marc Camoletti's "Don't Dress for Dinner" premieres in London
26th - Orlando Thunder beats San Antonio Riders in their 1st WLAF game 35-34
26th - Victoria beat NSW by 7 wickets to win Sheffield Shield Final
27th - NCAA bans U of Minn football team from postseason play in 1992
Actress Kathy BatesActress Kathy Bates 27th - New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, arrested on arson charges in Kentucky
27th - Scotty Bowman inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a "builder" of the game
28th - Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son
30th - "Speed of Darkness" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 36 perfs
30th - 1st exhibition baseball games at Joe Robbie Stadium (Yanks-Orioles)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 5 of 5

4th - Diandra Newlin, American actress, singer, and fashion model
8th - Devon Werkheiser, American actor
15th - Kie Kitano, Japanese actress
16th - Wolfgang Van Halen, son of Eddie Van Halan & Valerie Bertinelli
28th - Amy Bruckner, American actress

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Apple Co-founder Steve JobsApple Co-founder Steve Jobs (18th) 18th - Apple computer head Steve Jobs weds Laurene Powell

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 55 of 55

Scientist and Inventor Edwin LandScientist and Inventor Edwin Land (1st) 1st - Edwin Land, inventor (Polaroid Camera), dies at 81
1st - Katharine Blake, actress (To Have & To Hold), dies at 62
1st - Scott Huston, composer, dies at 74
2nd - Clark Mollenhoff, US journalist (Pulitzer Prize), dies
2nd - Freek Zoetmulder, publisher (Austrian Encyclopedia)/neo-nazi, dies
2nd - Serge Gainsbourg, composer/actor (Fury of Hercules), dies at 62
3rd - Arthur Murray, dance instructor, dies at 95 of pneumonia
3rd - Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), dies at 84
4th - Vance Colvig, actor (UHF, Barfly, My Chauffeur), dies at 72
5th - August de Schryver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP), dies at 92
5th - Trijntje Jansma-Boskma, oldest person in Netherland, dies at 109
Baseball player Cool Papa BellBaseball player Cool Papa Bell (7th) 7th - James "cool papa" Bell, American baseball league great, dies at 87
9th - Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
12th - Etienne Decroux, French mime (Voyage, Surprise), dies at 92
12th - Ragnar Granit, Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1900)
13th - Cor Witschge, [Pipo the Clown], Dutch actor (Alicia), dies at 65
13th - Jimmy McPartland, US, jazz cornetist, dies
14th - Howard Ashman, song writer (Under the Sea), dies of AIDs at 40
14th - Jef Houthuys, Belgian union leader (ACV, 1968-87), dies at 68
14th - Jerome "Doc" Pomus, lyricist (Save Last Dance for Me), dies at 65
14th - Robert Maroff, dies at 57
14th - Margery Sharp, children's author (b. 1905)
15th - Budd [Lawrence] Freeman, US jazz saxophonist (Eel), dies at 84
15th - Eileen Sedgwick, silent film actress (Hot Heels), dies at 93
16th - 7 members of Reba McIntire's band, killed in a plane crash
16th - Jan H van Roijen, Dutch diplomat/Foreign Minister, dies at 85
16th - Wim van den Brink, Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit, Red Sien), dies
18th - Jack McCoy, Radio/TV personality, dies at 72
18th - Vilma Banky, actress (Eagle, Son of Sheik, Rebel), dies at 93
19th - John Russell Thomas, NFL general manager (Detroit Lions), dies
19th - Ron Pagano, dies after lengthy illness at 37
19th - Sunday Wilshin, actor (Murder by Rope), dies at 86
20th - Conor Clapton, Eric Clapton's son, falls out of 53rd floor window at 5
21st - Leo Fender, inventor (Fender guitar), dies
22nd - Gloria Holden, actress (Dracula's Daughter, Test Pilot), dies at 73
22nd - Léon Balcer, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
22nd - Dave Guard, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1934)
23rd - Dominic Bellissimo, created buffalo chicken wings, dies at 68
23rd - Fons Jansen, Dutch night club performer, dies at 65
23rd - Mona Maris, actress (Camila, Berlin Correspondent), dies at 88
23rd - Parkash Singh, Indian soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1913)
24th - Sir John Kerr, Australian politician (b. 1914)
25th - Eileen Joyce, pianist, dies at 78
25th - Lee Donn, pianist, dies of stroke at 96
25th - Marcel Lefebvre, French Catholic prelate (b. 1905)
26th - Frans Dohmen, union leader (Neth Catholic Mine Workers), dies at 81
27th - Aldo Ray, western actor (Battle Cry), dies at 64 of cancer
27th - Elinor Remick Warren, composer, dies at 91
27th - Leueen McGrath, actress (Edward My Son, Saint's Vacation), dies at 77
27th - Ralph Bates, British actor (Persecution, Graveyard), dies at 50
28th - Carlos Montalban, actor (Bananas), dies at 85
29th - Lee Atwater, political strategists (R), dies of brain tumor at 40
29th - Matt Bennett, actor (Hickey & Boggs), dies of brain tumor at 52
30th - Jan Willem Hofstra, Dutch actor/writer (Friends of My Friends), dies
31st - John Carter, US jazz clarinetist (Roots & folklore), dies

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