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World EventsEdit

  • Gulf War: The Congress of the United States passes a resolution authorizing the use of military force to liberate Kuwait.
  • Siad Barre is overthrown; Somalia enters civil war.
  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army launches a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street during a cabinet meeting.
  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army explodes bombs in the early morning, at both Paddington station and Victoria station in London.
  • Collapse of Yugoslavia: Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia.
  • The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second-largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese opposition politician, won the Nobel Peace prize.
  • Dissolution of the Soviet Union: Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as president of the Soviet Union, from which most republics have already seceded, anticipating the dissolution of the 74-year-old state.

Events In RockEdit

  • Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury dies from pneumonia induced by AIDS.
  • KISS drummer Eric Carr dies from complications of heart cancer.
  • Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark dies on January 8 due to compression of the brain stem from excessive alcohol mixed with anti-depressants and painkillers (as a result of a rib injury).
  • Izzy Stradlin quits Guns N' Roses.
  • Bryan Adams's 16-week stay at the top of the UK Singles Chart is finally ended by U2 single "The Fly", having already set a new record for the longest consecutive stay at the top of the UK Singles Chart.
  • Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" goes to number one in the UK for the second time, the only song to ever go to number one more than once in the same version. It has now spent 14 weeks at ueennumber one.

Major Rock ReleasesEdit

List Of FRS DatesEdit

January

February

March

April

04 January 1991
11 January 1991
18 January 1991
25 January 1991
01 February 1991
08 February 1991
15 February 1991
22 February 1991
01 March 1991
08 March 1991
15 March 1991
22 March 1991
29 March 1991
05 April 1991
12 April 1991
19 April 1991
26 April 1991

May

June

July

August

03 May 1991
10 May 1991
17 May 1991
24 May 1991
31 May 1991
07 June 1991
14 June 1991
21 June 1991
28 June 1991
05 July 1991
12 July 1991
19 July 1991
26 July 1991
02 August 1991
09 August 1991
16 August 1991
23 August 1991
30 August 1991

September

October

November

December

06 September 1991
13 September 1991
20 September 1991
27 September 1991
04 October 1991
11 October 1991
18 October 1991
25 October 1991
01 November 1991
08 November 1991
15 November 1991
22 November 1991
29 November 1991
06 December 1991
13 December 1991
20 December 1991
27 December 1991

Shows SharedEdit

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