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 as president of African National Congress
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)
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
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 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
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
MLB Pitching Legend Nolan RyanMLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan 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
MLB Outfielder Joe CarterMLB Outfielder Joe Carter 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
NFL Legend Deion SandersNFL Legend Deion Sanders 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
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)
US President George H. W. BushUS President George H. W. Bush 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 - US actor Harry Hamlin weds actress 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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