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1991Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 males in 1978

1991Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game

1991Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year

1991Chic Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP

1991Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award

1991Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize

199179th Australian Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (1-6, 6-4. 6-4, 6-4)

1991"Jackie Mason - Brand New" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 216 perfs

1991Magic Johnson sets NBA record for career assistswith 9,898

199137th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Meg Mallon

199125th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins

1991Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics

1991Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic

1991St Louis Blues Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 80 goals in a season

1991ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses congress

1991NY Knicks pay Patrick Ewing a record $18.8 million for 2 yr extension

1991Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky & John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts

1991Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse & shuts out NJ Devils 4-0

1991Bjorn Borg loses 6-2, 6-3 to Jordi Arrese after 8 year lay off

1991Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

1991Howard Stern kisses NY Giant Leonard Marshall's ass over bet, Stern lost claiming the Giants would lose the Superbowl

1991St Louis Blues Brett Hull scores his 86th goal

19914 LA police are charged with beating Rodney King

1991Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)

199191st US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 282 at Hazeline Natl GC Minn

1991Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

1991Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers," premieres in NYC

1991Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR

1991"Father of the Bride", starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and Martin Short, is released

1991NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier

1991Janet Jackson signs $40M 3 album deal with Virgin records

1991Martina Navratilova ties Chris Evert, 157 pro tennis tournament wins

1991"Phool Aur Kaante", the film debut of famous Indian actor Ajay Devgan, is released

1991Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament

199126th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks

1991Howard Spira sentenced to 2½ years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner

1991Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brocks record with his 939th steal

1991Balt Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken wins his 2nd AL MVP

1991Evander Holyfield TKOs Bert Cooper in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1991Jerry Lewis' 26th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,071,657

1991Boris Yeltsin, president of Russia, arrives in US

19912nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win

1991Mikhail Gorbachev formally resigns as President of USSR in a televised speech

1991Phil Mickelson wins PGA Northern Telecom Golf Open

1991Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon

1991President Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat

1991Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory

199163rd Academy Awards - "Dance with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win

1991Panel 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

1991Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame

199161st French Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats A S Vicario (63 64)

1991Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize

1991Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.

1991LA King Wayne Gretzky scores NHL record 93rd playoff goal

1991Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)

1991Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress

1991Laura Davies wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

1991Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington

1991Michael Jackson signs $65M 6 album deal with Sony records

1991Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers

1991Donald Trump proposes to Marla Maples and gives her a 7.5 carat diamond ring

1991NY Islanders Denis Potvin & Mike Bossy, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

1991John Stockton breaks his own NBA season assist record at 1,136

1991Jerry Springer's tabloid talk show "The Jerry Springer Show" debuts

1991Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter (beats Toronto 3-0)

1991Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son

1991Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1

1991Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches

1991Italian/Argentine Soccer star Diego Maradona retires

1991105th US Womens Tennis Open: Monica Seles (17) defeats Martina Navratilova (34) (76 61)

1991Argentine soocer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 month by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use

1991Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)

1991Quebec Nordiques pick Eric Lindros #1 at NHL entry draft

1991Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premieres on FOX TV

1991Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

1991Evander Holyfield beats George Foreman in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1991Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

1991Actress Hedy Lamarr, 77, arrested for shoplifting in Florida

1991Boris Yeltsin takes control of Kremlin

1991President Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert

199165th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats J Novotna (57 63 61)

199117th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Kirstie Alley win (TV)

1991Meg Mallon wins LPGA Daikyo World Golf Championship

1991Ky medical examiner announces Zachary Taylor died of natural causes

1991Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round

1991Meg Mallon wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic

1991Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic

1991President Bush declares recession is near an end

1991A's Rickey Henderson steals an all time record 939th base vs Yanks

1991Phila '76ers retires Wilt Chamberlain's #13 jersey

1991Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds

1991chris johnson wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship

199173rd PGA Championship: John Daly shoots a 276 at Crooked Stick Ind

1991Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1991Nolan Ryan's 4-3 victory over Twins is his 312th career win

1991"Michael Jackson: Magic & Madness" goes on sale

1991Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected president of Russian Federation

1991Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million

19915th Soul Train Music Awards: Johnny Gill, Mariah Carey win

1991Paul Coffey sets NHL defensman soring mark with 311th goal

1991Scotty Bowman inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a "builder" of the game

1991Nolan Ryan possible 8th no-hitter ends in the 8th inning

1991Roger Clemens signs record $5,380,250 per year Red Sox contract

1991Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant

1991Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns

199133rd Grammy Awards: Another Day in Paradise, Mariah Carey

1991Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy's Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 mins

1991LA Police severly beat motorist Rodney King, captured on amateur video

1991Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1991Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open

1991Jack Ruby's gun sells for $220,000 in auction

199198th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats G Sabatini (6-4 3-6 8-6)

1991Pope John Paul II's encyclical on Centesimus annus

199146th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Meg Mallon

1991Jane Geddes wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

1991President Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to Oakland A's-Balt Oriole game

1991Wrestlemania VII in LA, Hulk Hogan pins Sgt Slaughter

1991Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49)

1991Hulk Hogan defeats Undertaker to become 4th time WWF champion

1991Pat Bradley wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

199118th American Music Award: M C Hammer & Janet Jackson

1991Cam Neely is injured on a cheap shot by Ulf Samuelsson, an injury that would limit him to only 162 games for the remainder of his NHL career and force him to retire at 31

1991Pope John Paul II compares abortion with nazi murders

1991Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years

1991Bob Knight, Larry O'Brien, Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, Harry Gallatin & Larry Fleisher elected to NBA Hall of Fame

1991Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party

1991"seinfeld" debuts on NBC-TV

1991Undertaker beats Hulk Hogan to become new WWF champ

1991Pat Bradley wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

1991Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges

1991Queen Elizabeth II becomes 1st British monarch to address US congress

1991US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq

1991NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th NHL goal

1991Russian president Boris Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party

1991Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar surrenders to police

1991Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, President Bush told Congress that "aggression is defeated. The war is over"

1991Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques

1991Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.

1991Hall of Fame's board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose

1991Janajev & KGB coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev

1991Singer James Brown is released from prison

1991All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Balt Orioles)

1991NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona Not recognizing Martin Luther King Day

1991"The Silence of the Lambs", starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, is released

1991 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
5% sales tax on consumer goods & services goes into effect in USSR 
Jan 1
Iraq rejects peace proposal from Egyptian Pres Hosi Mubarak 
Jan 1
Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide 
Jan 2
Colorado wins its 1st AP national title poll 
Jan 3
Israel reopens consulate in USSR after 23 years 
Jan 3
LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against NY Islanders 
Jan 4
AT&T workers in Newark accidentally snap a cable 
Jan 4
Fu Mingxia, 12, of China wins World Swimming Championships gold medal 
Jan 4
Iraq agrees to send Aziz to Geneva to meet Baker on Jan 9th 
Jan 4
Jan Krzystof Bielecki becomes premier of Poland 
Jan 5
"Oh, Kay!" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 77 performances 
Jan 5
Edwin Jongejans of Neth wins 1-meter springboard diving title 
Jan 5
Kevin Bradshaw of US Intl scores NCAA Div 1 record 72 pts 
Jan 6
"Gypsy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 477 performances 
Jan 6
"Real Life With Jane Pauley" premieres on NBC-TV 
Jan 6
Jorge Serrano Elias elected president of Guatemala 
Jan 6
Qian Hong swims female world record 50m butterfly (27.30 sec) 
Jan 7
"Nia Peeples Party Machine" premieres on TV 
Jan 7
Saddam Hussein prepares his troops for what he says will be a long violent war against the US 
Jan 8
"Davis Rules," with Jonathan Winters & Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV 
Jan 8
Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins & Rod Carew elected to Hall of Fame 
Jan 8
Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on 1st try 
Jan 8
Tamas Darnyi swims world record 400m medley (4:12.36) 
Jan 9
Baker & Aziz meet in Geneva; talks fail to defuse gulf crisis 
Jan 9
Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame 
Jan 9
Dean Smith of NC is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games 
Jan 10
Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans 
Jan 10
US Congress begins debate on Persian Gulf crisis 
Jan 11
Congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq 
Jan 11
Ric Flair wins NWA/WCW wrestling title 
Jan 11
Soviets storm buildings in Vilnius to block Lithuania independence 
Jan 11
Ben Johnson 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finished 2nd 
Jan 12
Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520) 
Jan 12
Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 m butterfly (1:55.69) 
Jan 12
US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq 
Jan 13
12th ACE Cable Awards: Weather Channel wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the hurricane "Hugo" 
Jan 13
42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg, South Africa 
Jan 13
Phil Mickelson wins PGA Northern Telecom Golf Open 
Jan 13
Pres Mario Soares of Portugal re-elected 
Jan 13
Soccer stadium riot in Orkney, South Africa, at least 40 die 
Jan 13
UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar meets with Saddam 
Jan 14
"Barbara DeAngelis Show" premieres on CBS-TV 
Jan 14
Jorge Serrano Elias sworn in as president of Guatemala 
Jan 14
Tyne Daly arrested for drunk driving in Van Nuys, Calif 
Jan 14
Valentin Pavlov become new premier of USSR 
Jan 15
Australia beat NZ 2-0 to win the World Series Cup 
Jan 15
UN's deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait (they don't) 
Jan 16
7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins 
Jan 16
US & 27 allies attack Iraq for occupying Kuwait (US time) 
Jan 17
Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel 
Jan 17
Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title 
Jan 17
Operation Desert Storm begins-US led allies vs Iraq 
Jan 17
Operation Desert Storm: 1st US pilot shot down (Jeffrey Zahn) 
Jan 17
Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V. 
Jan 18
Iraq launches SCUD missiles against Israel 
Jan 18
US acknowledges CIA & US Army paid Noriega $320,000 over his career 
Jan 18
WLAF's NY Knights become NY-NJ Knights 
Jan 18
Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy's Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 mins 
Jan 18
Eastern Air Lines goes out of business after 62 years, citing financial problems. 
Jan 19
42nd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 11-5 at Chicago 
Jan 19
48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves 
Jan 19
Eastern Airlines shuts down operation 
Jan 19
Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title 
Jan 19
Sgt Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt 
Jan 20
"Black & Blue" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 829 performances 
Jan 20
"Les Miserables," opens at Pantages Theatre, LA 
Jan 20
"Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC or 45 performances 
Jan 20
"Shogun - The Musical" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 72 perfs 
Jan 20
13th UCP Telethon 
Jan 20
Buffalo Bills beat LA Raiders 51-3 for AFC title 
Jan 20
Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic 
Jan 20
US Patriot missiles begins shooting down Iraqi missiles 
Jan 20
Matt Barr's field goal with no time left gives NY Giant 15-13 Victory over defending champs SF 49ers, for NFC title 
Jan 20
Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south. 
Jan 21
CBS News correspondant Bob Simon captured by Iraqis in Persian Gulf 
Jan 22
Gulf War. Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks. 
Jan 22
Kuwaiti oil facilities are destroyed by Iraq and more Iraqi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia 
Jan 23
"seinfeld" debuts on NBC-TV 
Jan 23
World's largest oil spill, caused by embattled Iraqi forces in Kuwait 
Jan 24
"Les Miserables," opens at Theatre St Denis, Montreal 
Jan 25
Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49) 
Jan 25
Manuel Noriega is given access to assets frozen by US government 
Jan 25
Mark Waugh scores ton in 1st Test Cricket innings, v England Adelaide 
Jan 25
Soap opera "Generation's" last episode after a 2½ year run 
Jan 26
"Few Good Men" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 497 performances 
Jan 26
65th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats J Novotna (57 63 61) 
Jan 26
Alfaro Vive guerrilla group of Ecuador gives arms to Catholic church 
Jan 26
Houston guard Vernon Maxwell is 4th NBAer to score 30 pts in a quarter 
Jan 26
Jan Stenerud becomes 1st pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame 
Jan 26
NY Lotto pays $90 million to nine winner (#s are 5-15-30-35-46-50) 
Jan 27
79th Australian Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (1-6, 6-4. 6-4, 6-4) 
Jan 27
Dutch Pacifist Socialistic Party disbands 
Jan 27
Nadine Strossen is 1st female president of the ACLU 
Jan 27
Super Bowl XXV: NY Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19 in Tampa Super Bowl MVP: Ottis Anderson, NY Giants, RB ("Wide Right" 
Jan 28
"A Closer Look" with Faith Daniels premieres on NBC-TV 
Jan 28
18th American Music Award: M C Hammer & Janet Jackson 
Jan 28
Boon completes ninth Test century, 121 v England at Adelaide 
Jan 28
Dictator Siad Barre flees Somalia ending 22 year rule 
Jan 29
"Piano Lesson" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 320 perfs 
Jan 29
Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years 
Jan 31
Nugget's Michael Adams becomes shortest NBAer to get a triple-double 
Jan 31
Robert Gibson flies record 27,040 feet altitude 
Feb 1
Afghanistan/Pakistan hit by earthquake, 1,200 die 
Feb 1
Craig McDermott takes 8-97 v England at the WACA 
Feb 1
President F W de Klerk, says he would repeal all apartheid laws 
Feb 1
US Air & Skywest Fairchild jet collide at LA Airport killing 32 
Feb 2
Aravinda De Silva scores 267 v NZ at Wellington 
Feb 2
NH snaps its 32-game losing streak at home beating Holy Cross, 72-56 
Feb 2
US postage is raised from 25 cents to 29 cents 
Feb 2
Sting scores his second UK No.1 album with 'The Soul Cages' 
Feb 3
Meg Mallon wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic 
Feb 3
NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-21 
Feb 4
Hall of Fame's board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose 
Feb 4
Martin Crowe & Andrew Jones make 467 stand v SL, world record 
Feb 4
US postage raises from 25 cents to 29 cents 
Feb 5
A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides 
Feb 5
All American Bowl ends after 14 years 
Feb 5
Big East Football conference forms 
Feb 5
Joni Mitchell inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame 
Feb 5
LA King Dave Taylor becomes 29th NHler to score 1000 points 
Feb 5
Howard Stern kisses NY Giant Leonard Marshall's ass over bet, Stern lost claiming the Giants would lose the Superbowl 
Feb 6
Mousey Davis becomes 1st coach of NY-NJ Knights 
Feb 7
Jean-Bertrand Aristide sworn in as Haiti's 1st elected president 
Feb 7
Bob Knight, Larry O'Brien, Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, Harry Gallatin & Larry Fleisher elected to NBA Hall of Fame 
Feb 7
The IRA launches a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street during a cabinet meeting. 
Feb 8
Roger Clemens signs record $5,380,250 per year Red Sox contract 
Feb 9
"This Is Ponderous" by 2nu peaks at #46 
Feb 9
Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5k (6:41:73) 
Feb 9
Terry Norris knocks down Sugar Ray Leonard twice & beats him 
Feb 9
US Supreme Court agrees to hear Joseph Doherty case 
Feb 9
Wally Joyner wins record $2.1 million salary arbitration 
Feb 10
"La Bete" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 24 performances 
Feb 10
41st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 116-114 at Charlotte 
Feb 10
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament 
Feb 10
Johann Koss skates world record 10 km (13:43.54) 
Feb 10
Lithuania votes for independence from USSR 
Feb 10
NBA All Star Game at Charlotte NC 
Feb 11
UNPO, Unrepresented Nations & People Org forms in Hague Neth 
Feb 12
Iceland recognizes Lithuania's independence 
Feb 12
North & South Korea form a joint team for table tennis competition 
Feb 13
Syria tells Germany they are ready to recognize Israel 
Feb 13
US bombs Iraqi air raid shelter, killing 334 
Feb 13
US air raid on the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad kills more than 408 civilians 
Feb 14
"Mule Bone" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 67 performances 
Feb 14
NL Cy Young winner Doug Drabek wins record $3 mil salary arbitration 
Feb 14
"The Silence of the Lambs", starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, is released 
Feb 15
Freighter with dynamite explodes in Phang Nga Thailand, 120 die 
Feb 15
Troy State sets NCAA Div II record with 103 points in 2nd half routing DeVry Institute 187-117 
Feb 15
Daily market volatility as Hussein mentions withdrawal, but Bush calls his offer a "cruel hoax" 
Feb 16
Dutch PPR, Political Party Radicals, disbands 
Feb 16
US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding 
Feb 17
US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge 
Feb 18
Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse & shuts out NJ Devils 4-0 
Feb 20
"Taking Steps" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 78 performances 
Feb 20
33rd Grammy Awards: Another Day in Paradise, Mariah Carey 
Feb 20
A gigantic statue of Albania's long-time dictator, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital, Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters. 
Feb 21
"Lost in Yonkers" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 780 perfs 
Feb 21
Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers," premieres in NYC 
Feb 21
USSR announces Iraq agrees to a proposal to end Persian Gulf War US calls the plan unacceptable 
Feb 22
Bush & US Gulf War allies give Iraq 24 hrs to begin Kuwait withdrawal 
Feb 22
Kelli McCarty, 21, (Kansas), crowned 40th Miss USA 
Feb 22
Test Cricket debut of Sanath Jayasuriya, vs NZ at Hamilton 
Feb 23
Greg Haugen scores a split decision over Hector "Macho" Camacho 
Feb 23
Military coup in Thailand, Premier Choonhaven arrested 
Feb 23
NC is 1st NCAA basketball team to win 1,500 games 
Feb 23
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open 
Feb 23
US insists Iraq publicly announce it is leaving Kuwait by 12 PM EST 
Feb 24
"Those Were The Days" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 126 perfs 
Feb 24
End of World League of American Football's (WLAF) 1st draft 
Feb 24
US & allies begin a ground war assault on Iraqi troops 
Feb 25
Andrew Jones scores twin Test Cricket tons v Sri Lanka (122 & 100*) 
Feb 25
Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky & John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts 
Feb 25
US, barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, hit by scud missile, kills 28 
Feb 26
Asanka Gurusinha scores twin Test Cricket tons v NZ (119 & 102) 
Feb 26
Bill Veeck & Tony Lazzeri elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
Feb 26
Kuwaiti resistance leaders declare they have control of their capital 
Feb 26
NY-NJ Knights (WLAF) players 1st come together 
Feb 26
Signs of Iran crude now an option for US refiners, but no imports from Iran likely in near future 
Feb 27
Ben Elton's "Silly Cow," premieres in London 
Feb 27
Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreat and Kuwait is re-taken by the US 
Feb 27
Noureddine Morcelli set 1500m mark at 3:34:16 
Feb 27
Singer James Brown is released from prison 
Feb 28
"Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Carre, Amsterdam 
Feb 28
"Speed of Darkness" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 36 performances 
Feb 28
Don Mattingly named 10th NY Yankee Captain 
Feb 28
Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m indoor (3:34:16) 
Feb 28
US & allied forces grant Iraq a cease fire 
Feb 28
United Nations troops move into Kuwait City and Saddam Hussein orders troops out of Kuwait; Iraqi soldiers ignite Kuwaiti oil fields during their retreat 
Mar 1
US Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens 
Mar 2
"Aspects of Love" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 377 perfs 
Mar 2
"La Bete" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 24 performances 
Mar 2
Deb Richard wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open 
Mar 2
Del Ballard Jr throws most famous gutter ball in PBA Tour history 
Mar 2
NC State Chris Corchiani becomes 1st NCAAer to get 1,000 assists 
Mar 2
UN votes in favor of US resolutions for cease fire with Iraq 
Mar 2
Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings end to the 1991 Gulf War. 
Mar 3
"Big Love" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 41 performances 
Mar 3
25 die as United Boeing 737 crashes in Colorado Springs 
Mar 3
Boon completes 10th Test Cricket century, 109* v WI at Kingston 
Mar 3
Iraqi generals & Gen Schwarzkopf meet to discuss cease fire 
Mar 3
LA Police severly beat motorist Rodney King, captured on amateur video 
Mar 3
Latvia & Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR 
Mar 3
Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (22.24 sec) 
Mar 3
Miguel Trovoada installed as president of Sao Tomé e Principal 
Mar 3
Switzerland votes on lowering voting age from 20 to 18 
Mar 3
United Airlines crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25 
Mar 4
Bank of Credit & Commerce Intl divests itself of 1st American Bank 
Mar 4
Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British & 1 Italian POW 
Mar 5
Iraq repealed its annexation of Kuwait 
Mar 5
Reggie Miller (Indiana) begins NBA free throw streak of 52 games 
Mar 6
Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, President Bush told Congress that "aggression is defeated. The war is over" 
Mar 7
Iraq continues to explode oil fields in Kuwait 
Mar 8
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 8
Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers it captured 
Mar 9
"Les Miserables" opens at Lyric Theatre, Brisbane 
Mar 9
5th American Comedy Award: Dennis Wolfberg 
Mar 9
Joe Dumaars (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 62 games 
Mar 9
US 70th manned space mission STS 39 (Discovery 12) launches into orbit 
Mar 10
Eddie Sutton is 1st NCAA coach to lead 4 schools into playoffs 
Mar 10
Laura Davies wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic 
Mar 10
Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg clinches his 4th slalom World Cup 
Mar 10
Merlene Ottey runs world record 200 m indoor (22.24 sec) 
Mar 10
Rico Lieder/Jens Carlowitz/Karsten Just/Thomas Schonlebe walk 4x400m indoor world record (3:03.05) 
Mar 11
17th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Kirstie Alley win (TV) 
Mar 11
Janet Jackson signs $40M 3 album deal with Virgin records 
Mar 11
John Smith, amateur wrestler, wins James E Sullivan Award 
Mar 11
Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1 
Mar 12
5th Soul Train Music Awards: Johnny Gill, Mariah Carey win 
Mar 12
OPEC announces oil production cut to 22.3 Mbbl/d (3,550,000 m3/d) 
Mar 13
Exxon pays $1-billion dollars in fines & cleanup of Valdez oil spill 
Mar 13
Saudi Arabia and Iran say OPEC oil production cuts will take effect April 1 
Mar 14
Emir of Kuwait returns to Kuwait City, after the Iraqis leave 
Mar 14
Ice Dance Championship at Munich won by Isabel & Phil Duchesnay (FRA) 
Mar 14
Ice Pairs Championship at Munich won by N Mishkutenok & A Dmitriev 
Mar 14
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Munich won by Kurt Browning (CAN) 
Mar 14
English Court of Appeal frees "Birmingham 6" who had been unjustly sentenced in August 1975 to life imprisonment 
Mar 15
4 LA police are charged with beating Rodney King 
Mar 15
Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record 6.14m (20 feet 1 3/4) 
Mar 15
Territories of Amapa & Roraima become states in Brazil 
Mar 16
7 of Reba McEntire band members are killed in a plane crash 
Mar 16
Members of Irish Gay & Lesbian Organization march in NYC parade 
Mar 16
NJ Net coach Bill Fitch is 4th coach to win 800 NBA games 
Mar 16
NY Lotto pays $33.3 million to one winner (#s are 18-21-32-33-35-38) 
Mar 16
Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Munich won by Kristi Yamaguchi 
Mar 17
9 of 15 Soviet reps officially approve new union treaty 
Mar 17
Irish Lesbians & Gays march in St Patrick Day parade 
Mar 17
John Robin Baitz' "Substance of Fire" premieres in NYC 
Mar 17
NJ raises turnpike tolls 70% 
Mar 17
Penny Hammel wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International 
Mar 18
Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round 
Mar 18
Phila '76ers retires Wilt Chamberlain's #13 jersey 
Mar 18
Reggie Miller (Indiana) ends NBA free throw streak of 52 games 
Mar 19
KC Royals announce they are putting Bo Jackson on waivers 
Mar 19
Sacramento Kings set NBA record of 29 consecutive road loses 
Mar 19
St Louis Blues Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 80 goals in a season 
Mar 19
NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona Not recognizing Martin Luther King Day 
Mar 19
Gorbachev says the Soviet Union will cut its oil exports by nearly half 
Mar 20
Court awards Peggy Lee $3 million in suit against Disney 
Mar 20
Michael Jackson signs $65M 6 album deal with Sony records 
Mar 20
Supreme Court rules unanimously employers can't exclude women from jobs where exposure to toxic chemicals could potentially damage fetus 
Mar 20
US forgives $2 billion in loans to Poland 
Mar 21
27 lost at sea when 2 US Navy anti-submarine planes collide 
Mar 21
Largest wrestling crowd in Japan (64,500) at Tokyo Dome 
Mar 21
Tatsumi Fujinami beats Ric Flair for NWA wrestling championship 
Mar 21
UN Security Council panel decided to lift the food embargo on Iraq 
Mar 22
Law enforcement officers raid fraternities at U of Va seizing drugs 
Mar 22
NY Daily News begins using motto "Forward with NY" 
Mar 22
Pamela Smart (HS teacher) found guilty in NH of manipulating her student-lover to kill her husband 
Mar 23
20 Tornadoes kill 5 in Tennessee 
Mar 23
Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.12m) 
Mar 23
1st World League of American Football games, London beats Frankfurt 24-11, Sacramento beats Raleigh-Dur 9-3 & Mont beats Birmingham 20-5 
Mar 24
"Les Miserables" opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago 
Mar 24
11th Golden Raspberry Awards: Ford Fairlane & Ghosts Can't Do It wins 
Mar 24
Barcelona Dragons beat NY/NJ Knights 19-7 in their 1st WLAF game 
Mar 24
Danielle Ammaccapane wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament 
Mar 24
Banks reopen in liberated Kuwait 
Mar 24
NY Yankees beat NY Mets, 9-3 
Mar 24
Wrestlemania VII in LA, Hulk Hogan pins Sgt Slaughter 
Mar 25
63rd Academy Awards - "Dance with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win 
Mar 25
Allan Border takes 5-68 v WI at Bourda (!), Georgetown 
Mar 25
Nigerian crude becomes competitive in US Gulf Coast as Nigeria cuts crude prices 
Mar 26
Fuel pipe explodes under 58th street & Lexington Ave, NYC 
Mar 26
Marc Camoletti's "Don't Dress for Dinner" premieres in London 
Mar 26
Orlando Thunder beats San Antonio Riders in their 1st WLAF game 35-34 
Mar 26
Victoria beat NSW by 7 wickets to win Sheffield Shield Final 
Mar 27
NCAA bans U of Minn football team from postseason play in 1992 
Mar 27
New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, arrested on arson charges in Kentucky 
Mar 27
Scotty Bowman inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a "builder" of the game 
Mar 28
Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son 
Mar 30
"Speed of Darkness" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 36 perfs 
Mar 30
1st exhibition baseball games at Joe Robbie Stadium (Yanks-Orioles) 
Mar 30
Last issue of Dutch Newspaper "Vr˜e Folk" (Free People) 
Mar 30
Northern Michigan wins its 1st NCAA hockey title 
Mar 30
PBA National Championship Won by Mike Miller 
Mar 30
William Kennedy Smith allegedly rapes a woman (found not guilty) 
Mar 31
10th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Virginia 70-67 
Mar 31
20th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott 
Mar 31
Albania offers 1st multi-party election in 50 years 
Mar 31
Danny Bonaduce attacks a transvestite prostitute in Phoenix Az 
Mar 31
Georgian SSR votes on whether to remain in the Soviet Union 
Mar 31
Musical "Will Rogers Follies" premieres in NYC 
Mar 31
Soviet Rep of Georgia endorsed independence; Warsaw Pact dissolves 
Mar 31
St Louis Blues Brett Hull scores his 86th goal 
Mar 31
The Establishment of Islamic Constitutional Movement - Hadas in Kuwait. 
Apr 1
53rd NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Duke Bluedevils beats Kansas 72-65 
Apr 1
Dwight Gooden signs $5.15 million 3 year contract with NY Mets 
Apr 1
Iran releases British hostage Roger Cooper after 5 years 
Apr 1
US Supreme Court rules jurors cannot be barred from serving due to race 
Apr 1
US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour 
Apr 1
Warsaw Pact officially dissolves 
Apr 2
Rotterdam Daily Newspaper begins publishing 
Apr 3
"Penn & Teller - Refrigerator Tour" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC 
Apr 3
12th Emmy Sports Award presentation 
Apr 3
Bo Jackson signs 1-year contract with Chicago White Sox 
Apr 3
Thomas Bos skates world record 3 km (3:65.16) 
Apr 3
UN Security Council adopts Gulf War truce resolution 
Apr 4
"Lucifer's Child" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 28 performances 
Apr 4
Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania. 
Apr 5
Joe Dumaars (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 62 games 
Apr 5
Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan 
Apr 5
Southeast Airlines Embracer 120 crashes in Georgia, killing 23 
Apr 5
Space Shuttle STS 37 (Atlantis 8) launched 
Apr 5
US begins air drops to Kurd refugees in Northern Iraq 
Apr 6
Former child actor Adam Rich arrested for breaking into a pharmacy 
Apr 6
NY-NJ Knights 1st home game (Giant Stad) lose to Frankfurt 27-17 
Apr 6
Subhana, becomes 1st Australian woman to become a Zen teacher 
Apr 6
Argentine soocer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 month by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use 
Apr 7
"Big Love" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 41 performances 
Apr 7
"Shadowlands" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 169 perfs 
Apr 7
3rd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus 
Apr 7
chris johnson wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship 
Apr 7
Compton Gamma Ray Observatory orbits Earth 
Apr 7
George Washington Bridge raises toll from $3.00 to $4.00 
Apr 7
Wrestlemania VII scheduled in LA, actually performed 03/24 
Apr 8
"I Hate Hamlet" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 88 performances 
Apr 8
Jockey, Bill Shoemaker, paralyzed in a car accident 
Apr 8
Major league umpires & baseball reach a 4-year agreement 
Apr 8
Michael Landon announces he has inoperable cancer of pancreas 
Apr 8
Oakland A's stadium becomes 1st outdoor arena in USA to ban smoking 
Apr 9
Georgia SSR votes to secede from USSR 
Apr 10
Boat rams a tanker in Livorno Italy fog, killing about 138 
Apr 10
LA King Wayne Gretzky scores NHL record 93rd playoff goal 
Apr 10
Last automat (coin operated cafeteria) closes (3rd & 42nd St, NYC) 
Apr 10
Martin Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:52.51) 
Apr 10
A rare tropical storm develops in the Southern Hemisphere near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites. 
Apr 11
"Miss Saigon" opens at Broadway Theater NYC 
Apr 11
NYC's Museum of Broadcasting becomes "Museum of Radio & Television" 
Apr 11
Space Shuttle STS 37 (Atlantis 8) lands 
Apr 11
UN Security Council issues formal cease fire with Iraq declaration 
Apr 12
2,500th episode of Entertainment Tonight airs 
Apr 12
Nepalese Congress party wins general elections 
Apr 12
US announces closing of 31 major US military bases 
Apr 13
BPAA US Open by Pete Weber 
Apr 14
"Mule Bone" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC after 67 perfs 
Apr 14
"Oh, Kay!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC 
Apr 14
55th Golf Masters Championship: Ian Woosnam wins, shooting a 277 
Apr 14
Chic Blackhawks becomes 1st NHL regular season champion in 20 years to lose in 1st round of the playoffs (To Minn North Stars) 
Apr 15
"Secret Garden" opens at St James Theater NYC for 706 performances 
Apr 15
20th Boston Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil of Poland in 2:24:18 
Apr 15
95th Boston Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya in 2:11:06 
Apr 15
East-Europe Bank forms in London 
Apr 15
Europe foreign ministers lift most remaining sanctions against S Afr 
Apr 15
Former child actor Adam Rich charged with burglary 
Apr 15
Magic Johnson sets NBA record for career assistswith 9,898 
Apr 15
Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $280 per week 
Apr 15
Sacramento Kings set NBA record, losing 35th consecutive game on road 
Apr 15
Ton Sijbrands improves world record blind checker games (15 wins) 
Apr 16
M Leander & E Seago's musical "Matador" premieres in London 
Apr 16
St Louis Blues becomes 8th NHL team in Play-off to come back from a 3-1 deficit as they beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in game 7 
Apr 17
Dow Jones closes above 3,000 for 1st time (3,004.46) 
Apr 17
Railroad workers go on strike in US 
Apr 18
Census Bureau said it failed to count up to 63 million in 1990 census 
Apr 18
Congress ends railroad worker 1 day strike 
Apr 18
John Stockton breaks his own NBA season assist record at 1,136 
Apr 19
Evander Holyfield beats George Foreman in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 
Apr 19
Greyhound Bus posts $195 million loss for 1990 
Apr 20
"Les Miserables" opens at Odense Teater, Odense 
Apr 20
1st non stop flight Schiphol-Flamingo airport Bonaire 
Apr 20
Mark Lenzi is 1st diver to score 100 pts on a dive (101.85) 
Apr 20
Raghib "Rocket" Ismael signs with Toronto Argonauts for $26.2 million 
Apr 21
52nd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus 
Apr 21
Jakov Tolstikov wins 4th World Cup marathon (2:09:17) 
Apr 21
Rosa Mota wins 4th World Cup female marathon (2:26:14) 
Apr 21
Greatest extra-inning comeback, Pitts scores 6 in bottom of 11th erasing 5 run Cub lead, Pirates also trailed 7-2 in bottom of 9th 
Apr 22
Earthquake strikes Costa Rica & Panama, kills 95 
Apr 22
Frank Thomas is 1st White Sox to homer at new Comiskey Park 
Apr 22
Intel releases 486SX chip 
Apr 22
Johnny Carson announces he will retire next year from Tonight Show 
Apr 22
Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn & Queens 
Apr 23
Bjorn Borg loses 6-2, 6-3 to Jordi Arrese after 8 year lay off 
Apr 23
Gordon Greenidge scores 223 v Aus, his last Test Cricket knock at home 
Apr 23
USSR grants republics right to secede under certain conditions 
Apr 24
26th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks 
Apr 24
Freddie Stowers is awarded the posthumous Medal of Honor for which he had been recommended in 1918. 
Apr 25
"Grand Hotel" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 1018 performances 
Apr 25
Lisa Olson brings suit against NFL NE Patriots for sexual harassment 
Apr 25
Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman's musical premieres in NYC 
Apr 25
Iraq expects to resume crude oil and product exports by July 
Apr 26
"Dinosaurs" premieres on ABC-TV 
Apr 26
23 killed in Kansas & Oklahoma by tornadoes 
Apr 26
Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics 
Apr 27
"Lucifer's Child" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 28 perfs 
Apr 27
Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by David Ozio 
Apr 28
"Gypsy" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 105 performances 
Apr 28
"Taking Steps" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 78 perfs 
Apr 28
Space Shuttle STS 39 (Discovery 12) launched 
Apr 29
"Our Country's Good" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 48 perfs 
Apr 29
Croatia declares independence 
Apr 29
Cyclone strikes Bangladesh, 139,000 die/10 million homeless 
Apr 29
Earthquake in Georgia, kills 100 
Apr 30
In Bangladesh a cyclone killed over 131,000 & left 9 million homeless 
May 1
"Will Rogers Follies" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 983 performances 
May 1
A's Rickey Henderson steals an all time record 939th base vs Yanks 
May 1
Angolan civil war ends 
May 1
Last day of Test cricket for Gordon Greenidge 
May 1
Milwaukee Brewers beat Chicago Cubs, 10-9, in 19 innings 
May 1
Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brocks record with his 939th steal 
May 1
Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter (beats Toronto 3-0) 
May 1
Skin-Spit-Skin featuring lesbian, homosexual & hetrosexual nude couples caressing, is seen by 5,000 in NYC 
May 2
Pope John Paul II's encyclical on Centesimus annus 
May 3
356th & final episode of CBS 2nd longest running series Dallas, 2nd only to Gunsmoke 
May 3
The Declaration of Windhoek is signed. 
May 3
Cam Neely is injured on a cheap shot by Ulf Samuelsson, an injury that would limit him to only 162 games for the remainder of his NHL career and force him to retire at 31 
May 4
117th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley aboard Strike the Gold wins in 2:03 
May 4
ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Doug Kent 
May 4
Actress Sharon Gless & producer Barney Rosenzeig wed 
May 4
Indians' Chris James sets club record for most RBIs in a game (9) 
May 4
Morris K Udall, (Rep-D-Ariz), resigns due to Parkinson disease 
May 4
NY Mets M Sasser & Mark Carreon are 8th to hit consecutive pinch HRs 
May 4
President Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat 
May 5
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic 
May 5
A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after a Salvadoran man is shot by police. 
May 6
Phillie Lenny Dykstra slams his sports car into 2 trees 
May 6
Seppo Raty of Finland sets javelin record to 301' 9" 
May 6
Space Shuttle STS 39 (Discovery 12) lands 
May 7
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
May 7
Haryana beat Bombay in the Ranji Cricket Trophy final by 2 runs 
May 8
CIA director William H Webster resigns 
May 9
Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession 
May 9
Michael Landon appears on Tonight Show to talk about his cancer 
May 10
Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving Madonna's apt 
May 12
Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf Classic 
May 12
A new cancer drug is announced which can only be found in bark of a rare tree in the Pacific Northwest 
May 13
"Michael Jackson: Magic & Madness" goes on sale 
May 13
Apple releases Macintosh System 7.0 
May 13
South African activist Winnie Mandela convicted of abducting 4 blacks 
May 13
Yankee Stadium fans sing "Like a Virgin" to Jose Canseco 
May 14
42 die in a train collision in Japan 
May 14
Robert M Gates becomes head of CIA 
May 14
World's Largest Burrito created at 1,126 lbs 
May 14
Winnie Mandela sentenced to 6 years for complicity in kidnapping & beating of four youths, one of whom died, She is freed pending appeal 
May 15
Defense releases docs claiming Noriega is "CIA's man in Panama" 
May 15
Edith Cresson becomes France's 1st female premier 
May 15
Manchester United wins 31th Europe Cup II at Rotterdam 
May 15
Nepal premier Bhattarai resigns 
May 15
President Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to Oakland A's-Balt Oriole game 
May 15
Red Sox & White Sox play then slowest 9 inning game (4:11) 
May 16
Daily Planet fires cub reporter Jimmy Olson (Superman character) (fiction!) 
May 16
Queen Elizabeth II becomes 1st British monarch to address US congress 
May 17
Lupita Jones, 23, of Mexico, crowned 40th Miss Universe 
May 18
117th Preakness: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 1:54 
May 18
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
May 18
USSR launches 2 cosmonauts to MIR space station 
May 19
"Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" closes at Shubert NYC after 225 perfs 
May 19
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic 
May 19
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Centel Senior Golf Challenge 
May 19
Willy T Ribbs becomes 1st black driver to make Indianapolis 500 
May 20
Chic Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP 
May 20
Jeff Reardon gains his 300th career save 
May 20
Soviet parliament approves law allowing citizens to travel abroad 
May 21
Ethiopia's Marxist president (Mengistu Haile Mariam) resigns 
May 22
Inter Milan wins 20th UEFA Cup at Rome 
May 22
NFL Owners agree to add 2 teams in 1994 
May 22
Roh Jai Bong resigns as premier of South Korea 
May 23
Last Cubans troops leave Angola 
May 23
Phillie Tommy Greene no-hits Mont Expos, 2-0 
May 23
San Diego Sockers win 4th consecutive Major Soccer League championship 
May 23
US Supreme Court bars subsidized clinics from discussing abortion 
May 25
"People Are Still Having Sex" by LaTour hits #35 
May 25
Israel evacuates 14,000 Ethiopian Jews 
May 25
Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Minn North Star, 4 games to 2 
May 26
Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
May 27
Austrian Boeing 767-300 explodes at Bangkok, 223 die 
May 28
Ethiopian rebels seize Addis Ababa 
May 29
"Les Miserables" opens at Aotea Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand 
May 29
Crevena Zvezda wins 36th Europe Cup I 
May 30
64th National Spelling Bee: Joanne Lagatta wins spelling antipyretic 
May 30
Arturo Barrios runs world record one-hour distance (21,096 km) 
May 30
Supreme Court rules prosecutors can be sued for legal advice they give police & can be held accountable 
May 31
Sides in Angola sign a treaty ending 16 year civil war 
Jun 2
45th Tony Awards: Lost in Yonkers & Will Rogers Follies win 
Jun 2
4th Children's Miracle Network Telethon 
Jun 2
Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rochester Golf International 
Jun 2
Seppo Raty of Finland improves his world javelin record to 318' 1" 
Jun 2
Three Andrettis finished 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin 
Jun 3
Mount Unzen erupts in Japan, worst eruption in Japanese history 
Jun 3
NY Yankees selected 19-year-old Brien Taylor, #1 in amateur draft 
Jun 3
Thomas Hearns captures WBA light-heavyweight title 
Jun 3
Kuwait asks Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members to produce 800,000 bbl/d (130,000 m3/d) of oil on its behalf 
Jun 4
1st post WW II non-communist government in Albania 
Jun 4
Pope John Paul II compares abortion with nazi murders 
Jun 4
Robert Strauss becomes US ambassador to Soviet Union 
Jun 5
Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl ordained in Episcopal Church, Washington DC 
Jun 5
Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize 
Jun 5
Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) launched 
Jun 6
Albert Belle is shipped to minors for not running out a ground ball 
Jun 6
Dana Plato receives 6 yr suspended sentence for robbing a video store 
Jun 6
NBC announces Jay Leno will replace Johnny Carson on May 25, 1992 
Jun 6
Test Cricket debut of Graeme Hick, v West Indies at Headingley 
Jun 7
Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) erupts for 1st time 
Jun 8
"Our Country's Good" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 48 perfs 
Jun 8
123rd Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 2:28 
Jun 8
61st French Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats A S Vicario (63 64) 
Jun 8
College World Series: Louisiana State defeats Wichita State 6-3 
Jun 8
Former NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds 
Jun 8
Victory parade held in Wash DC (Persian Gulf War) 
Jun 8
Warren Schutte, is 1st non American to win NCAA Div 1 golf title 
Jun 9
61st French Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats A Agassi (36 64 26 61 64) 
Jun 9
9th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Albus 
Jun 9
Jack La Lanne, 76, arrested for suspicion of DWI 
Jun 9
Jane Geddes wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic 
Jun 9
WLAF 1st world bowl London Monarchs defeat Barlecona Dragons 21-0 
Jun 10
"Twin Peaks" on ABC-TV 
Jun 10
25th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton 
Jun 10
Mother of All Parades-NYC welcomes desert storm troops 
Jun 10
South Florida & Denver picked for 1993 NL franchises 
Jun 11
Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0 
Jun 12
45th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1 
Jun 12
Boris Yelstin elected president of Russian Federation 
Jun 13
A spectator is killed by lightning at US Open Golf tournament 
Jun 13
NHL owners present contract to players (leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike) 
Jun 13
The National, 1st all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication 
Jun 14
"Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" opens 
Jun 14
Leroy Burrell of USA sets 100m record (9.90) in NYC 
Jun 14
Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) lands 
Jun 15
Carolyn Tanny & Bob Trischel wed 
Jun 15
Climactic eruption of the Mount Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines 
Jun 15
Birth of the first federal political party in Canada that supports Quebec nationalism, le Bloc Québécois. 
Jun 16
"Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 241 perfs 
Jun 16
-23] NYC Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week" 
Jun 16
91st US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 282 at Hazeline Natl GC Minn 
Jun 16
Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR 
Jun 16
Colleen Walker wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
Jun 16
Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row 
Jun 16
Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day 
Jun 16
With 3 runs in 9th, Balt ends Twins 15 game win streak 6-5 
Jun 17
Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78 
Jun 17
Pres Zachary Taylors body is exhumed to test how he died 
Jun 17
South Africa abolishes last of its apartheid laws 
Jun 18
Boris Yeltsin, president of Russia, arrives in US 
Jun 18
Mud storm in Antofagasta Chile, kills 80 
Jun 18
SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky's cancerous left arm is amputated 
Jun 18
Yankee pitchers pick-off 3 Toronto Blue Jays 
Jun 19
2 of Mia Farrow's daughters arrested for shoplifting lingerie 
Jun 19
Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar surrenders to police 
Jun 19
NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987 
Jun 20
The German parliament decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin. 
Jun 21
Jirg Haider resigns as premier of Karinthia 
Jun 21
NY Islanders Denis Potvin & Mike Bossy, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame 
Jun 22
"I Hate Hamlet" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 88 perfs 
Jun 22
Quebec Nordiques pick Eric Lindros #1 at NHL entry draft 
Jun 22
Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in Philippines 
Jun 23
"Odd Couple" opens & closes at Belasco Theater NYC 
Jun 23
"Weird Al" Yankovic records "Babalu Music" 
Jun 23
Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship 
Jun 23
Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race 
Jun 23
A peace summit, brokered by the clergy and business and attended by all major political parties, but boycotted by the Conservative Party, is held to end the violence in South Africa 
Jun 24
NHL adopts instant-replay & tenth of second clock in final minute 
Jun 25
Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon 
Jun 25
Slovenia & Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia 
Jun 25
Japan lifts its call for voluntary restraint on expanding trade with South Africa 
Jun 25
Six persons are killed and eighteen injured when gunmen open fire on a crowded commuter train in Soweto, South Africa 
Jun 26
"Getting Married" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 70 perfs 
Jun 26
ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses congress 
Jun 26
Amy Elizabeth Goodman, of California, crowned America's Junior Miss 
Jun 26
Charlotte Hornets make Larry Johnson of UNLV, NBA's #1 draft pick 
Jun 26
Ky medical examiner announces Zachary Taylor died of natural causes 
Jun 27
Emmy 18th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 12th time 
Jun 28
South Africa signs the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 
Jun 29
"Jackie Mason - Brand New" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 216 perfs 
Jun 29
6.0 earthquake hits southern Calif 
Jun 29
Britain's Nick Brown, 591st rank beats 10th-seeded Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in 2nd round at Wimbledon 
Jun 30
37th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Meg Mallon 
Jun 30
South Africa Government repeal the 1913 Native Land Act, an important part of the system of Apartheid (Racially Based Land Measures Act) 
Jul 2
Riot at Guns N' Roses concert in St Louis 
Jul 2
Donald Trump proposes to Marla Maples and gives her a 7.5 carat diamond ring 
Jul 3
Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease with Cleve Indians 
Jul 5
Colorado Rockies & Florida Marlins given final approval by owners 
Jul 5
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Jul 5
Lillian Cucuzza wins name Florida baseball team contest (Marlins) 
Jul 6
98th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats G Sabatini (6-4 3-6 8-6) 
Jul 7
105th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Michael Stich beats B Becker (64 76 64) 
Jul 7
Alice Miller wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic 
Jul 7
Nolan Ryan possible 8th no-hitter ends in the 8th inning 
Jul 8
Pitts Pirate Pres Carl Barger becomes 1st pres of Fla Marlins 
Jul 8
Major league umpire Steve Palermo & former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann were shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed 
Jul 9
"Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 7 perfs 
Jul 9
62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto 
Jul 9
All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Balt Orioles) 
Jul 9
South Africa readmitted to Olympics 
Jul 10
Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected president of Russian Federation 
Jul 10
L'Express Airlines Beechcraft C-99 crashes in Alabama, killing 13 
Jul 10
Foreign Minister R.F. Botha of South Africa signs accession to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty on behalf of South Africa 
Jul 11
Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy 
Jul 11
Nigerian DC-8 crashes near Djeddah, 261 die 
Jul 11
Total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii 
Jul 13
Bob Milacki & 3 other Balt Oriole pitchers no-hit A's 2-0 
Jul 14
46th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Meg Mallon 
Jul 14
Failed military coup in Mali 
Jul 15
France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island 
Jul 15
US troops leave northern Iraq 
Jul 15
Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks & Phila Spirit 
Jul 18
Florida Marlins' logo unveiled 
Jul 18
Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants 
Jul 19
Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game 
Jul 19
Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington) 
Jul 19
With NY Yankee victory, 10 of 14 AL teams are at .500 or better 
Jul 20
Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant 
Jul 21
120th British Golf Open: Ian Baker-Finch shoots 272 at Royal Birkdale 
Jul 21
Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic 
Jul 21
Sharmell Sullivan (Gary Indiana), 20, crowned 23rd Miss Black America 
Jul 21
Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, Rod Carew, Tony Lazzeri, & Bill Veeck are elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY 
Jul 22
Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 males in 1978 
Jul 23
James Farentino of Dynasty arrested in Canada for cocaine possession 
Jul 23
Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at & hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5 
Jul 24
Ottawa Rough Riders Board of Directors resign 
Jul 24
U of Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of solar system 
Jul 25
Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles) 
Jul 25
Seattle Jay Buhner hits a 479' HR in Yankee Stadium 
Jul 25
Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use 
Jul 26
CFL assumes ownership of Ottawa Rough Riders 
Jul 26
Expo's Mark Gardner no hits Dodgers for 9 innings, but loses in 10th 
Jul 26
Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) is arrested in Florida, for exposing himself at an adult movie theater 
Jul 27
TV Guide publishes its 2000th edition 
Jul 28
"Gypsy" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 105 performances 
Jul 28