Today in History for September 1991

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 88 of 88

1st - Hiromi Taniguchi wins 3rd world championship marathon (2:14:57)
1st - Richard J Kerr, serves as acting director of CIA
2nd - Jerry Lewis' 26th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,071,657
2nd - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
2nd - US officially recognizes independence of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
4th - "Most Happy Fella" opens at NY State Theater NYC
4th - Rte 35 Theater in Hazlit, last drive-in in NJ, closes
4th - Panel of 8 baseball experts vote to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris HR record & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings
5th - 8th MTV Awards: REM wins
5th - Nelson Mandela chosen president of South African ANC
5th - US trial of former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega begins
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela 6th - 33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
6th - Ronald Venetiaan chosen president of Suriname
6th - USSR recognizes the independence of the 3 Baltic republics (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania)
6th - The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.
7th - 1st South African international competition in 25 years, gymnastics
7th - Die Laughing wins Messenger Stakes
7th - 105th US Womens Tennis Open: Monica Seles (17) defeats Martina Navratilova (34) (76 61)
7th - Ty Detmer of Brigham Young passes NCAA record 11,606 yards
8th - 111th US Mens Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Jim Courier (62 64 60)
Tennis Player Martina NavratilovaTennis Player Martina Navratilova 8th - Buffalo Bill Jim Kelly passes for 6 touchdowns vs Pitts (52-34)
8th - Macedonia votes for independence from Yugoslavia
8th - Michelle Estill wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
9th - Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington
9th - Only 1,695 fans watch Boston Red Sox play Cleveland
10th - Senate Committee begins hearings on Clarence Thomas' nomination
10th - Yolanda Gail Devers runs US female record 100m hurdles (12.48 secs)
11th - "La Toya: Growing Up in The Jackson Family" goes on sale
11th - 14 die in a Continental Express commuter plane crash near Houston
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 11th - Air crash at Djeddah, Saudi-Arabia, 263 die
11th - Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
11th - NY Yankees final game at Baltimore Oriole's Memorial Stadium
11th - Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers & Alejandro Pena pitched 1st combined no-hitter in NL, beating San Diego Padres, 1-0
12th - Nolan Ryan's 4-3 victory over Twins is his 312th career win
12th - Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) launched
13th - 55 ton concrete beam falls in Montreal's Olympic Stadium
13th - Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)
13th - Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts
14th - Carolyn Suzanne Sapp (Hawaii), 24, crowned 65th Miss America 1992
14th - Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushed for NCAA record
14th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
14th - 386 yards & scored 7 touchdowns as the Aztecs beat Pacific 55-34
15th - "Party Machine with Nia Peeples" final show
15th - 19th du Maurier Golf Classic: Nancy Scranton
15th - SD State freshman Marshall Faulk sets NCAA rushing record of 386 yds
15th - US women's gymnastics team win 1st World Championships medal (silver)
16th - Atlanta's Otis Nixon suspended for rest of 1991 due to cocaine
16th - US trial of Panamanian leader Noriega begins
16th - Norm Charlton suspended for 7 days for intentionally hitting Steve Scioscia with a pitch
17th - 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
17th - UN admits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuiania, North & South Korea, Marshall Islands & Micronesia
17th - The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
18th - John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
18th - NCAA places Tenn on 2 yrs probation for football recruting violations
18th - Robert Helmick resigns as pres of US Olympic Committee
18th - Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) lands
18th - Yugoslavia begins a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities.
19th - Precious Bunny wins the 46th Little Brown Jug
19th - Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists.
20th - Lion's Terry Taylor reinstated after 1 year drug related suspension
21st - Armenia votes on whether to remain in Soviet Union
21st - USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics
22nd - ABN & AMRO Dutch banks merge
22nd - California University makes Dead Sea Scrolls public
22nd - Harry Gant wins NSACAR Goody's 500
22nd - Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory
22nd - NY MTA yanks 6,000 ads for "Dr Tusch" (Dr Jeffrey Lavigne)
22nd - Pat Bradley wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
24th - "Good & Evil" & "Sibs" premieres on ABC TV
24th - After 3 year reign as AL champs, A's are eliminated from AL West
24th - Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns
24th - Robin Yount is 37th to hit 2,000 singles
25th - "Good & Evil" premieres on ABC TV
25th - Paramount at Madison Square Garden in NYC opens
26th - 2 year experimental Biosphere 2 in Oracle Arizona begins
27th - "Princesses" premieres on CBS TV
US President George H. W. BushUS President George H. W. Bush 27th - President Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert
27th - 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)
28th - "Commish," debuts on ABC-TV
28th - "Good Time" by Ziggy Marley & Melody Makers peaks at #85
28th - "Love Of A Lifetime" by Firehouse peaks at #5
28th - "Shiny Happy People" by REM peaks to #10
28th - NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game
28th - UN weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq
29th - "My Own Private Idaho" premieres
29th - 29th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 14½-13½ at Ocean Course (South Carolina, US)
29th - Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic
30th - Rev Jean Betrand Aristide ousted as president of Haiti

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 8 of 8

4th - Carter Jenkins, American actor
5th - Skandar Keynes, English actor
17th - Jordan McCoy, American entertainer
19th - Demelza Reveley, Australian model
20th - Spencer Locke, American actress
21st - Jordan Hasay, American track and field athlete
27th - Adam Chicksen, English Football Player
28th - Saffron LeBon, London, daughter of Simon & Yasmon

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 6 of 6

5th - Actor John Travolta weds Kelly Preston
7th - Harry Hamlin weds Nicollette Sheridan
15th - NBA star Magic Johnson marries Earletha "Cookie" Kelly
Country Singer Willie NelsonCountry Singer Willie Nelson (16th) 16th - Country singer Willie Nelson (58) weds Annie D'Angelo in Nashville, Tennessee
22nd - American Jewish playwright and screenwriter David Mamet marries 2nd wife, English actress Rebecca Pidgeon
29th - Actress Kate Jackson (42) weds ski-lodge entrepreneur Tom Hart in Brentwood

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 61 of 61

1st - Mark Robinson, British actor (The Girl), dies at 30
1st - Steve Kemp, British light enterpeneur, dies
2nd - Alfonso Garcia Robles, Mexican foreign minister (Nobel 1982), dies
2nd - Concetto Lo Bello, Italian intl soccer judge, dies
3rd - Frank Capra, director (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 94
3rd - Henri de Lubac, French theologist/antifascist, dies
4th - Charlie Barnet, saxophonist (Cherokee), dies of pneumonia at 77
4th - Dottie West, country singer (Here Comes my Baby), dies at 58 in a car
4th - Margaret Ramsay, vocalist, dies
4th - Thomas Tryon, actor (Cardinal)/writer (Other), dies at 65
6th - Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)
7th - Archie N Menzies, playwright/composer (Under Your Hat), dies at 87
7th - Ben Piazza, actor (Consenting Adults), dies of cancer at 58
7th - John Crosby, US columnist/detective writer dies at 79
7th - John Lawrence, examined effect of neutron radiation on fabric, dies
8th - Alex North, music composer (Spartacus), dies at 80 of cancer
8th - Brad Davis, US, actor (Midnight Express, Chariots of Fire), dies at 41
8th - Jan J Lipski, chairman (Polish Socialist Party)/writer, dies
8th - Jo Budie, Dutch orchestra leader (KRO), dies
9th - Edwin M McMillan, US, chemist (neptunium, plutonium, Nobel 1951), dies
9th - John Lawrence, doctor, dies
9th - Joop H Zwart, Spanish fighter/publicist (Black Widow), dies
9th - Paul Michael Lombardi, actor, dies of AIDS at 31
10th - Sarah Sally Lawrence, entertainer, dies at 61
10th - Yves Montand, actor (Lets Make Love, Z), dies at 70
10th - Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (b. 1908)
11th - Ernst Herbeck, German Poet (b. 1920)
12th - Jacques Benoit, [JJM Bayer], poet, dies
12th - Regis Toomey, actor (You're in the Army Now, Burke's Law), dies at 93
13th - Ferry Barendse, trumpeter/composer/arranger (Ramblers), dies
13th - Joe Pasternak, producer (Spinout, Big City), dies of Parkinson's at 73
13th - Metin Oktay, Turkish football player (b. 1936)
14th - Julie Bovasso, actress (Saturday Night Fever), dies at 61 of cancer
14th - Russell Lynes, American art historian and magazine editor (b. 1910)
15th - Allan Sobek, dancer, dies
15th - Andre Baruch, Radio/TV announcer dies at 83
15th - John Hoyt, actor (My Favorite Brunette), dies of lung cancer at 87
16th - Carol White, actress (Prehistoric Women, Dulcima), dies at 47
17th - Zino Francescatti, French violinist (b. 1902)
21st - Angelo "Little Moe" Rossitto, dwarf actor (Carousel), dies at 83
21st - Angelo Rossitto, dwarf known as "Little Moe"/actor (Dark), dies at 83
21st - JA Mommersteeg, Dutch state sect of Defense (KVP), dies
22nd - Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname religious leader, dies
22nd - Reynold Abel Dorris, (Broken Cord), dies at 23 in car crash
23rd - Chuck Vincent, Adult film director, dies of heart attack at 51
23rd - Ernestine McClendon, director/actress (Homer & Eddie), dies
24th - Mary Lawrence, actress (Best Man), dies of respiratory failure at 73
Children's Author Dr. SeussChildren's Author Dr. Seuss (24th) 24th - Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss), children's author, dies of cancer at 87
24th - Peter Bellamy, folk singer (b. 1944)
25th - Klaus Barbie, Gestapo chief of Lyon, dies of cancer at 77
25th - Max Koot, royal photographer, dies
25th - Viviane Romance, French actress (b. 1912)
26th - Billy Vaughn, American bandleader (b. 1919)
27th - Huib Orizand, Dutch actor (Paul Vlanderen), dies
27th - Jan Hart, director (Friends of Curacao), dies
27th - Oona Chaplin, daughter of Eugene O'Neill/wife of Charles, dies at 66
28th - Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter, dies of pneumonia at 65
29th - Gijsbert Perlee, Amsterdam's organ builder/grinder (Arabian), dies
Jazz Musician Miles DavisJazz Musician Miles Davis (28th) 29th - Sam Ntuli, South African ANC-writer, murdered
29th - Zapata Jaw, [Nelson Renfrum], Surinamese musician, dies
30th - Nancy Welford, entertainer, dies at 87

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