Historical Events for December 1991

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Events 1 - 86 of 86

1st - "Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" closes at Gershwin NYC after 32 perfs
1st - "Once on this Island" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 469 perfs
1st - 80th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Lyon (3-1)
1st - AIDS awareness day
1st - Colorado party wins Paraguay parliamentary election
1st - Nursultan Nazarbayev sworn in as president of Kazakhstan
1st - US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 lands
1st - Ukrainian people vote for independence
2nd - Bobby Bonilla signs record $29 million-5 year pact with NY Mets
2nd - Muslim Shites release American held in Lebanon hostage Joseph Cicippio
3rd - Hulk Hogan defeats Undertaker to become 4th time WWF champion
3rd - Muslim Shiites release US hostage Alan Steen
WWF Wrestler Hulk HoganWWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan 3rd - White House Chief of Staff John Sununu resigns
4th - Judds final concert (Nashville)
4th - Muslim Shites release last US hostage Terry Anderson (held 6½ years)
4th - Pan American World Airways ceased operations
4th - Patricia Bowman testifies that William Kennedy Smith raped her
5th - "Catskills on Broadway" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 452 perfs
5th - Charles Keating Jr (Lincoln Savings & Loan fraud), found guilty
5th - NY Daily News files for protection under chapter 11
6th - "Les Miserables" opens at Circustheater, Scheveningen
6th - "Star Trek VI-Undiscovered Country" premieres
7th - A J Kitt, US, wins World Skiing Cup
8th - "Homecoming" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 49 performances
8th - "Nick & Nora" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 9 performances
8th - Kris Tschetter/Billy Andrade wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
8th - Russia, Belorussia & Ukraine form Commonwealth of Ind States
8th - The Romanian Constitution is adopted in a referendum.
Singer and actress Whitney HoustonSinger and actress Whitney Houston 9th - 2nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win
10th - "Crucible" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 32 performances
10th - IM Pei receives $5 million for design of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
10th - Jackie Martling walks off of Howard Stern show for 1 day
10th - Howard Spira sentenced to 2½ years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner
11th - William Kennedy Smith found not guilty of rape
12th - Maastricht Treaty signed to create a European Community
12th - NJ Nets set NBA record of 22 blocks beating Nuggets 121-81
New York Yankees Owner George SteinbrennerNew York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner 12th - Orion Pictures filed Chapter 11 for bankruptcy protection
12th - Tampa Bay Bucaneer Dexter Manley, retires after failing drug test
13th - Both Koreas sign an accord calling for reconcilliation
13th - NY assembly speaker Mel Miller is convicted of federal mail fraud
13th - Ricky Pierce (Seattle) ends NBA free throw streak of 75 games
14th - 57th Heisman Trophy Award: Desmond Howard, Michigan (WR)
14th - Ferry boat Salem Express sinks in Red Sea, 476 killed
15th - "Nick & Nora" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 9 performances
15th - Deb Richard wins JBP Cup LPGA Match Play Golf Championship
16th - Fla Marlins sign their 1st player, 16 year old pitcher Clemente Nunez
16th - UN reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote
16th - Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
17th - Cleveland Cavaliers beat Miami Heat 148-80, by record 68 pts
17th - NBA's most lopsided game Cleveland beats Miami 148-80
17th - Patrick Manning becomes premier of Trinidad & Tobago
17th - Soap opera "One Life To Live" airs its 6,000th episode
18th - DeForest Kelly (Dr McCoy on Star Trek) gets a star in Hollywood
18th - General Motors announces closing of 21 plants
19th - "Christmas Carol" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 14 perfs
19th - 6,000th episode of One Life To Live
Russian President Boris YeltsinRussian President Boris Yeltsin 19th - Boris Yeltsin takes control of Kremlin
19th - NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe arrested for cocaine possession
20th - NHL grants permanent membership to Tampa Lightning & Ottawa Senators
20th - Paul Keating installed as premier of Australia
20th - A Missouri court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to death for the honor killing of their daughter Palestina.
21st - 95 share in Madrid Spain $1.3 billion lottery (#47996)
21st - El Sayid Nosair acquitted of killing Meir Kahane
21st - Soviet Union formally dissolves 11 of 12 republics sign treaty forming Commonwealth of Independent States
23rd - NY Daily News publisher Kevin Maxwell resigns
25th - Last day of a washout Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Gujranwala
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail GorbachevGeneral Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev 25th - Mikhail Gorbachev formally resigns as President of USSR in a televised speech
26th - Chuck Knolls retires as NFL coach after 23 years
26th - Jack Ruby's gun sells for $220,000 in auction
26th - Militant Sikhs kill 55 & wound 70 in India
26th - NY Islander Derek King ties NJ Devils 5-5 with ½ second left
27th - "Carol Burnett Show" last airs on CBS-TV
27th - Bengals hire Dave Shula as youngest NFL coach (32)
27th - Chuck Knox retires as Seattle Seahawk coach
28th - 8 are crushed to death at a RAP basketball game at City College, NYC
28th - Blockbuster Bowl 2: Alabama beats Colorado, 30-25
28th - Irene the Icon of Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen
Night Club Operator Jack RubyNight Club Operator Jack Ruby 28th - Ninibeth Beatriz Leal Jiminez, 20, of Venez, crowned 41st Miss World
28th - Ted Turner is named Time Magazine Man of Year
29th - "Christmas Carol" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 14 perfs
29th - 12th United Negro College Fund
29th - Boeing 747-200F of China Airlines crash into mountain at Taipei
31st - CPN, Communist Party of Netherland, last day of existance
31st - Daniel R McCarthy elected NY Yankee managing general partner
31st - Dow Jones closes at record high 3168.83
31st - J Donald Crump resigned as CFL Commissioner

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