1991 in History – What happened in year 1991

✅ Published on April 10th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1991 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1991.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1991 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 januaryJan Krzystof Bielicki became the premier of Poland.
05 januaryGeorgian troops attacked Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, opening the 1991–92 South Ossetia War.
05 januaryThe United States Embassy to Somalia in Mogadishu was evacuated by helicopter airlift days after violence enveloped Mogadishu during the Somali Civil War.
08 januaryOn ABC-TV a premier is launched “Davis Rules” with Jonathan winters and Randy Quaid.
09 januaryRepresentatives from the United States and Iraq met at the Geneva Peace Conference to try to find a peaceful resolution to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
12 januaryGulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
14 januaryJorge Serrano Elias sworn in as President of Guatemala.
14 januaryUSSR decides to launch its new Premier named Valentine Pavlov.
15 januaryElizabeth II, as Queen of Australia, signed letters patent allowing Australia to become the first Commonwealth realm to institute its own separate Victoria Cross award in its own honours system.
16 januaryUS and its 27 allied countries have attacked for occupying Kuwait.
17 januaryHarald V, the current King of Norway, succeeded to the throne upon the death of his father Olav V.
26 januaryFactions led by warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid and his rebel group, the United Somali Congress, ousted President of Somalia Siad Barre from office.
28 januaryThe 18th American music award announced HC Hammer and Janet Jackson lacked the award.
29 januaryGulf War: The Battle of Khafji, the first major ground engagement of the war, as well as its deadliest, began.
31 januaryThe shortest NBA player Nugget's Michael Adams got triple double.
04 februaryA new world record was made by Martin Crowe and Andrew Jones who made 467 STAND AGAINST Sri Lanka.
13 februaryGulf War: The United States Air Force dropped two laser-guided 'smart bombs' on an air-raid shelter in Baghdad, Iraq, which was believed to be a military command site, killing at least 408 civilians.
14 februaryUpon the death of Carrie C. White, French woman Jeanne Calment became the world's oldest living person, and she went on to have the longest confirmed human life span in history, dying in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days.
15 februaryTroy State Seta NCAA Div II recorded with 103 points in 2nd half routing DeVry Institute in about 187-117 points.
18 februaryEdmonton oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NFL. He was suspended for a long session for substance abuse. On February 18, 1991 he shuts the New Jersey Devils by 4-0.
21 februaryUS called the plan unacceptable when U.S.S.R Announces that Iraq agrees to proposal to end Persian Gulf War.
26 februaryBritish computer programmer Tim Berners-Lee introduced WorldWideWeb, the world's first web browser and WYSIWYG HTML editor.
03 marchMotorist Rodney King was beaten by Los Angeles policemen, causing public outrage that increased tensions between the African American community and the police department over the issues of police brutality and social inequalities in the area.
04 marchIraq released 6 U.S., 3 British and 1 Italian POW.
08 marchThe United States of America has made a nuclear test at ‘Nevada Test Site’
09 march5th American Comedy Awards has been announced. Dennis Wolfberg has been adjudged as the best comedian.
11 marchAmateur wrestler, John Smith, won the wrestling championship and was honoured with ‘James E Sullivan Award’.
14 marchThe 'Birmingham Six', wrongly convicted of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings in England, were released after sixteen years in prison.
17 marchNearly 70% of voters in nine Soviet republics agreed that the Soviet Union should be preserved in the Soviet Union referendum.
19 marchDespite a boycott by the local Serb population, voters in Croatia passed a referendum supporting independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Famous birthdays in the year 1991:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 January Luis Pedro Cavanda / Footballer / Belgium
03 February Adrian Quaife-Hobbs / Racing Car Driver / United Kingdom
06 JulyKlas Dahlbeck / Ice Hockey Player / Sweden
06 AugustJiao Liuyang / Swimmer / China
08 AugustNélson Oliveira / Footballer / Portugal
08 March Miriam Bryant / Singer / Sweden
08 February Nam Woo-hyun / Singer / South Korea
11 SeptemberRhema Obed / Footballer / United Kingdom
12 January Pixie Lott / Writer / United Kingdom
15 SeptemberPhil Ofosu-Ayeh / Footballer / Germany
15 NovemberShailene Woodley / Actress / United States of America
16 JuneJoe McElderry / Writer / United Kingdom
19 AprilSteve Cook / Footballer / United Kingdom
20 March Ethan Lowe / Rugby Player / Australia
24 MayAled Davies / Discus Thrower / United Kingdom
24 February Semih Kaya / Footballer / Turkey
25 SeptemberAlessandro Crescenzi / Footballer / Italy
26 March Matt Davidson / Baseball Player / United States of America
26 JuneHoussem Chemali / Footballer / France
29 SeptemberAdem Ljajić / Footballer / Serbia

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1991:

YearName / Profession / Country
12 OctoberAkshara Haas+H1214an / Actress / India
20 NovemberAparna Dikshit / Actress / India
21 JuneNungshi and Tashi / Mountaineer / India
06 AugustHansika Motwani / Actress / India
29 AugustManasi Moghe / Model / India
30 SeptemberBidita Bag / Actress / India
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