Today in History for March 1991

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 116

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5th - Iraq repealed its annexation of Kuwait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 - 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
LPGA Golfer Laura DaviesLPGA Golfer Laura Davies 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)
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
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica SelesTennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles 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
12th - OPEC announces oil production cut to 22.3 Mbbl/d (3,550,000 m3/d)
13th - Exxon pays $1-billion dollars in fines & cleanup of Valdez oil spill
13th - Saudi Arabia and Iran say OPEC oil production cuts will take effect April 1
14th - Emir of Kuwait returns to Kuwait City, after the Iraqis leave
14th - Ice Dance Championship at Munich won by Isabel & Phil Duchesnay (FRA)
Singer Mariah CareySinger Mariah Carey 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 Blues 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
19th - Gorbachev says the Soviet Union will cut its oil exports by nearly half
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. 20th - Court awards Peggy Lee $3 million in suit against Disney
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
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson 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
25th - Nigerian crude becomes competitive in US Gulf Coast as Nigeria cuts crude prices
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
Actress Kathy BatesActress Kathy Bates 27th - NCAA bans U of Minn football team from postseason play in 1992
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

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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