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This page provides a snapshot of Lyn Paul's career focusing on 1991. To find out what else was happening in 1991 select any of the following options:

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In the Charts

One Hit Wonders

At the Movies
On Stage
On Television
Sporting Heroes
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New Seekers

New Seekers
on TV: 1991

In Print

In Print 1991

In Print:

On the Net

On the Net:

Greatest Hits (single cover).

New Seekers
Greatest Hits
(Philips 845 398-2)


Top 40 / Pop
Home Page

All Music Guide

ARTIST direct


Classic Bands

Click Music

Nostalgia Central: Music

Oldies Music

Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame
and Museum

Q Magazine

Rolling Stone


Who Does That Song?

'90s Music

The UK Number Ones:

A Message to Your Heart (single cover).

Samantha Janus
A Message
To Your Heart

(single cover)



The Eurovision

Song Contest

The Krankies.

The Krankies


The Theatre

Albemarle of
West End
Theatre Guide

Theatre Guide

London Theatre

London Theatre Guide

The Stage


UK Theatre Web

What's On Stage

Blood Brothers

Bill Kenwright Ltd.

Willy Russell

Gareth Hunt.

Gareth Hunt


Bobby Crush

Bobby Crush:
the official website

The Krankies

The Krankies

Dances With Wolves (CD cover).

Dances With Wolves
(CD cover)



All Movie Guide

The Internet Movie Database

John Barry

John Barry
The Man With
The Midas Touch


Those Were The Days...

Video Almanac

In The '90s:
The Nineties
nostalgia site

Do You Remember
the '70s, '80s
and '90s?

On This Day

Guardian Century


Nostalgia Central
Today in
Rotten History

Scope Systems
Historic Events
and Birth-Dates

This Day In Music

20th Century

Bright New Day

1991 sees Lyn Paul on the move. Together with her husband Alan and their two-year-old son, Ryan, Lyn moves from her home in Putney to a new house in Windsor, just two doors down from her parents and her youngest sister Nikki. They call their new home Ryalyn - a combination of their three names: Ryan, Alan and Lyn!

A compilation CD of the New Seekers' Greatest Hits is released on 11th April on the Philips label. The CD features Lyn Paul singing the lead vocal on four of the tracks - Just An Old Fashioned Love Song, I Get A Little Sentimental Over You, You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me and the UK's 1972 Eurovision entry Beg, Steal Or Borrow

On 4th May Nikki follows in Lyn's footsteps. She represents the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in Rome, singing backing vocals for Samantha Janus on the song A Message To Your Heart. Despite being awarded 10 points by the Maltese jury (which temporarily puts the song into sixth place), A Message To Your Heart never threatens the main contenders. The song comes 10th out of the 22 entries with a score of 47 points - 99 adrift of the Swedish and French entries, both of which finish on 146 points. Amid chaotic scenes, a count back of first and second place votes gives Carola from Sweden the narrowest of victories.

YouTube video clip.

Song Contest
1991 preview

YouTube video clip.

Song Contest

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During the Summer Lyn Paul plays a Summer Season in Bridlington with the Simmons Brothers and pianist Bobby Crush.

On Sunday, 1st September Lyn joins Russ Conway and friends at the Bristol Hippodrome for a Charity Gala show in aid of the Russ Conway Cancer Fund. Among the other stars taking part are: Bob Monkhouse, Larry Grayson, Roy Hudd and Ruby Murray.

In December Willy Russell's musical Blood Brothers transfers to the Phoenix Theatre. Within half a dozen years this is the very musical and the very stage where Lyn Paul will make her West End début.

Meanwhile, Lyn takes to the stage at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton in a "gloriously rude" production of Aladdin. Starring alongside Gareth Hunt and The Krankies (Janette and Ian Tough), Lyn is described in the local Express & Star as "a sensible principal boy who also happens to be a competent vocalist." The show runs from 18th December to 26th January 1992.

Lyn had previously starred alongside The Krankies in Aladdin at the Sunderland Empire back in 1987. She had also performed at the Grand Theatre before, in the 1988 production of Babes In The Wood.

Aladdin (programme cover).

Sunderland Empire,
(programme cover).

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John Barry, who wrote and produced Lyn Paul's first solo single Sail The Summer Winds, wins an Oscar (his fifth) for 'Best Music, Original Score' for his soundtrack to the movie Dances With Wolves.

Also appearing in Aladdin in 1991: Lorraine Chase and Bernie Clifton at the Alban Arena, St. Albans; Chris Ellison (from The Bill) and snooker player John Virgo at the Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon; Mr. T (from The A-Team) at the Liverpool Empire; Greg Benson (Matt Wilson in Home And Away) at the Theatre Royal, Hanley; Carmen Silvera (Edith Artois in 'Allo 'Allo) at The Dome, Brighton; and three of the other stars from 'Allo 'Allo (Arthur Bostrom, Kim Hartman and Sue Hodge) with Mike Nolan (from Bucks Fizz) at the Princess Theatre, Torquay.


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In the News - 1991
Jan Eight officials working at the Iraqi embassy are expelled from the UK on 3rd January.

A rail passenger from Orpington in Kent, Martin Strivens, is killed in a train crash at Cannon Street station in London on 8th January. A second passenger, Patricia McCay, dies three days later. 542 people are injured.

On 13th January, in an attempt to halt Lithuania's bid for independence, Soviet troops help the National Salvation Committee to take control of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius.

Saddam Hussein ignores the UN deadline of 15th January for the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait. The next day US forces began air and missile attacks on Iraq and Kuwait. On 18th January Iraq fires Scud missiles at Israel's largest city, Tel Aviv, and at its main seaport, Haifa, but the attacks fail to provoke Israel into unilateral retaliation.

Feb On 1st February an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits the Hindu Kush Mountains in the border area of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The IRA fire a mortar bomb into the garden of No. 10 Downing Street on 7th February. The bomb explodes just 12 metres away from the room where the Prime Minister John Major is chairing a meeting of the Cabinet.

Ministers from the twelve member states of the European Community (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom) sign the Maastricht Treaty on 7th February.

In Haiti, on 7th February, Jean-Bertrand Aristide is sworn in as the country's first democratically-elected President.

On 9th February Lithuanians defy Moscow by voting in favour of independence.

On Wednesday, 13th February, almost a month after the outbreak of the Gulf War, hundreds of Iraqi civilians are killed when US bombers strike military targets in the Baghdad suburbs.

Ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn (born Margaret Hookham) dies on 21st February, aged 71.

On 25th February the Warsaw Pact votes to dissolve its military structure.

On Tuesday, 26th February Iraqi troops flee Kuwait City. The next day President Bush declares that the Gulf War is over. The war does not formally end until 11th April when the UN Security Council declares a permanent cease-fire.

Mar Edwin Land, the American scientist and inventor, best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation, dies on 1st March, aged 82.

On 3rd March Latvians and Estonians vote for independence.

On the same day an amateur photographer films four white Los Angeles police officers beating a black motorist, Rodney King. Charges are brought against the officers on 15th March.

The Clash top the UK singles chart on 9th March with Should I Stay Or Should I Go. The single had only reached number 17 when it was first released in 1982 but is more successful the second time around, following its use in a television commercial for Levi's 501s.

On Thursday, 14th March the "Birmingham six" are released from prison in England, after their convictions for the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings are quashed by the Court of Appeal. The six men from Northern Ireland (Hugh Callaghan, Paddy Hill, Gerry Hunter, Richard McIlkenny, Billy Power and Johnny Walker) receive £2 million in compensation.

Eric Clapton's four-year-old son Coner is killed on 20th March when he falls out of a 53rd floor window in New York.

In a 22-minute statement to the House Of Commons on Thursday, 21st March the Environment Secretary, Michael Heseltine, announces that the Poll Tax is to be scrapped in favour of a new Council Tax.

Dances With Wolves wins the Oscar for Best Picture at the 63rd Academy Awards ceremony on 25th March.

Apr All military actions of the Warsaw Pact officially cease on 1st April.

Graham Greene, author of the novels Brighton Rock, The Heart Of The Matter and Travels With My Aunt, dies in Vevey, Switzerland on 3rd April, aged 86.

Israeli Housing Minister, Ariel Sharon, announces on 10th April that Israel will expand its settlements in occupied Arab territories.

Miss Saigon, the musical based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, opens on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre on 11th April. Jonathan Pryce (The Engineer) and Lea Salonga (Kim) reprise their roles from the original London production.

On 15th April the European Community lifts trade sanctions against South Africa.

Steve Marriott, the former lead vocalist with the Small Faces and founder of Humble Pie, dies in a fire at his home on 20th April, aged 44.

On 29th April a Category 5 tropical cyclone hits Bangladesh. 138,000 people are killed with as many as 10 million left homeless.

May Winnie Mandela is sentenced to six years in jail on Tuesday, 14th May for her part in the kidnap of four youths. Her sentence is later reduced to a fine.

Edith Cresson becomes the first woman Prime Minister of France on Wednesday, 15th May.

On 16th May Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to address a joint session of the United States Congress.

A 27-year-old from Sheffield, Helen Sharman, joins two cosmonauts aboard the Soviet Soyuz TM-12 space capsule to become the first Briton to travel in space.

The Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, is assassinated by a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber on 21st May whilst campaigning in the Indian elections.

The 16-year-long civil war in Angola is formally ended on 31st May.

June David Ruffin of The Temptations dies of a drug overdose on 1st June, aged 50. Fellow band member Eddie Kendricks is arrested at Ruffin's funeral on 10th June on a charge of owing $26,000 in child support.

Three members of the IRA - Anthony Dorris, Lawrence McNally and Peter Ryan - are killed on 3rd June, when their car is ambushed by the British army as the men drive through the village of Coagh in County Tyrone.

On 12th June Boris Yeltsin is elected President of the Russian Republic.

During June the South African House of Assembly repeals apartheid legislation. Following the abolition of the Land Acts and the Group Areas Act on 5th June, the population Registration Act is annulled on 17th June.

Ronald Allen, best known for his role as David Hunter in the long-running television soap opera Crossroads, dies of cancer on 18th June, aged 60.

Berlin is once again to be the capital of Germany. On 20th June members of the Bundestag vote in favour of Berlin over Bonn by a majority of 17 votes.

On 21st June it is revealed that the chairman of British Gas, Robert Evans, had accepted a 66% pay rise, taking his annual salary from £222,000 to £370,000.

Sega releases a new computer game, Sonic the Hedgehog, on Sunday, 23rd June.

Croatia and Slovenia declare independence on 25th June. Within 48 hours Yugoslav tanks and troops advance on both republics.

On 28th June Margaret Thatcher announces that she is to give up her seat in the House of Commons at the next general election.

July Michael Landon, best known for his TV roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza and Charles Ingalls in Little House On The Prairie, dies from pancreatic and liver cancer on 1st July, aged 54.

The Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) is charged with fraud and closed down on 5th July.

On 10th July the USA lifts sanctions against South Africa.

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown get married on 18th July.

21-month-old Ben Needham, who had been holidaying with his parents on Kos, goes missing on 24th July.

Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti gives a concert in Hyde Park on 30th July to celebrate 30 years in opera. Although the number of people attending is kept down by heavy rain, it is nonetheless the biggest outdoor music event in Hyde Park since The Rolling Stones performed there in 1969.

In Moscow on Wednesday, 31st July, the US President George Bush and the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev sign the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), an agreement to cut nuclear warheads by a third.

Aug On Thursday, 8th August the British journalist John McCarthy, who had been held captive by Islamic Jihad since April 1986, is the first of many hostages in Lebanon to be set free.

Paul Simon gives a free concert in New York's Central Park on 15th August.

On Monday, 19th August the Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev survives an attempted coup d'état by Communist hardliners. Tanks roll into Moscow as it is announced on the radio that he has been relieved of his duties. However, thousands gather in protest and the coup collapses three days later. Gorbachev resigns as general secretary of the Communist Party and orders the Soviet Parliament to take over all Communist Party property.

On 20th August Estonia proclaims its independence from the Soviet Union. Soviet authorities recognise Estonia's independence on 6th September and on 17th September Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are admitted into the United Nations.

The Supreme Soviet of Ukraine declares that it will no longer follow the laws of the USSR on 24th August, effectively declaring independence from the Soviet Union. Voters approve the declaration in a referendum held on 1st December.

The Supreme Soviet of Moldova declares the country's independence from the Soviet Union on 27th August. The Supreme Soviets of Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan follow suit on 30th and 31st August respectively.

Sep The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic declares independence on 2nd September.

US film director Frank Capra dies on 3rd September, aged 94.

An independence referendum is held in then Socialist Republic of Macedonia on 8th September. An overwhelming majority (95.3%) vote in favour.

Oliver North escapes prosecution for supplying arms to Nicaraguan guerrillas when the charges against him are dropped on 16th September.

The Republic of Armenia officially declares its independence on 21st September.

On 24th September, after more than two years in captivity, Jackie Mann is released by his kidnappers in Beirut.

Jazz legend Miles Davis dies of pneumonia and a stroke on 28th September, aged 65.

On 30th September the President of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is overthrown by a military coup. During the following months thousands of Haitians flee from their homeland aboard small boats.

Oct Actress Elizabeth Taylor marries her 8th husband Larry Fortensky on 6th October.

Levon Ter-Petrosyan is elected as the first President of the newly independent Republic of Armenia on 16th October.

Israel and the Soviet Union restore diplomatic relations on 18th October.

On 30th October US President George Bush opens a Middle East peace conference in Madrid, attended by Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and representatives of the Palestinians and Israel's other Arab neighbours.

Nov On 4th November Imelda Marcos returns to the Philippines after almost six years in exile.

The dead body of the millionaire newspaper publisher, Robert Maxwell, is found in the sea off the coast of Tenerife on Thursday, 5th November. The Prime Minister, John Major, calls him a "great character". The satirical magazine Private Eye comments: "Here lies Robert Maxwell. He lies everywhere else."

The Church of England envoy Terry Waite is released by his kidnappers on Monday, 18th November, having been held hostage in Beirut since January 1987. He arrives at RAF Lyneham the next day.

Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen, dies from pneumonia, aged 45, at his home in London on Sunday, 24th November, a day after announcing publicly that he had AIDS.

On 27th November the British and US governments demand that Libya hands over two of its intelligence agents who are implicated in the 1988 Lockerbie air disaster. The Libyans refuse.

Dec The journalist Terry Anderson is freed on Wednesday, 4th December, six years after being kidnapped by an Islamic militant group in Beirut.

The "World's Most Experienced Airline", Pan Am, ceases operations on the same day.

On Thursday, 5th December, faced by debts of at least £1 billion, Ian and Kevin Maxwell call in administrators in an attempt to salvage the Maxwell business empire. Mirror Group Newspapers reveals that their father, Robert Maxwell, had removed £350 million from its pension fund shortly before his death.

On 8th December Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine form a new Commonwealth of Independent States. By 21st December the other Soviet republics (with the exception of Georgia) have all joined the CIS. On Christmas Day Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union, which in effect no longer exists.

The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to the Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi "for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights". The Peace Prize medal and diploma are accepted on her behalf by her husband Michael Aris and her sons Alexander and Kim at Oslo City Hall in Norway on 10th December.

On 16th December Kazakhstan becomes the last of the Soviet republics to declare independence.

The 12-year-long civil war in El Salvador officially comes to an end on New Year's Eve.


In the Charts

UK Chart débuts
  • Tori Amos
  • Björk
  • M People
  • Dannii Minogue
  • Moby
  • Nirvana
  • Ocean Colour Scene
  • The Prodigy
  • Right Said Fred
  • Take That
  • 2 Unlimited
  • Paul Weller

UK Best-selling Singles

Crucified (CD cover).

  • Bryan Adams
    (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

  • Oleta Adams
    Get Here

  • Altern 8
    Activ 8 (Come With Me)

  • Army Of Lovers

  • Michael Bolton
    When A Man Loves A Woman

  • Bomb The Bass
    Winter In July

  • Cher
    The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)

  • Clash
    Should I Stay Or Should I Go

  • Color Me Badd
    I Wanna Sex You Up

  • Beverley Craven
    Promise Me

  • P.M. Dawn
    Set Adrift On Memory Bliss

  • Cathy Dennis
    Touch Me (All Night Long)

  • Jason Donovan
    Any Dream Will Do

  • Erasure

  • Erasure
    Love To Hate You

  • Extreme
    More Than Words

  • Chesney Hawkes
    The One And Only

  • Iron Maiden
    Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter

  • Michael Jackson
    Black Or White

  • James
    Sit Down

  • Jesus Loves You
    Generations Of Love

  • Sabrina Johnston

  • Jesus Jones
    International Bright Young Thing

  • KLF
    3am Eternal

  • KLF
    Last Train To Trancentral

  • KLF featuring Tammy Wynette
    Justified And Ancient

  • Lenny Kravitz
    It Ain't Over Til It's Over

  • Julian Lennon

  • Madonna
    Crazy For You

  • Madonna
    Rescue Me

  • George Michael and Elton John
    Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

  • Bette Midler
    From A Distance

  • Kylie Minogue

  • Kylie Minogue
    What Do I Have To Do

  • Mock Turtles
    Can You Dig It?

  • Nirvana
    Smells Like Teen Spirit

  • OMD
    Sailing On The Seven Seas

  • The Prodigy

  • Queen
    Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives

  • Queen

  • Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff

  • R.E.M.
    Shiny Happy People

  • Right Said Fred
    I'm Too Sexy

  • Diana Ross
    When You Tell Me That You Love Me

  • Roxette

  • Rozalla
    Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)

  • Rozalla
    Faith (In The Power Of Love)

  • Salt-N-Pepper
    Let's Talk About Sex

  • Scorpions
    Wind Of Change

  • Seal

  • Simply Red

  • Simpsons
    Do The Bartman

  • Kym Sims
    Too Blind To See It

  • Source featuring Candi Staton
    You Got The Love

  • Rod Stewart
    Rhythm Of My Heart

  • 2 In A Room
    Wiggle It

  • 2 Unlimited
    Get Ready For This

  • U2
    The Fly

  • Waterboys
    The Whole Of The Moon

  • Crystal Waters
    Gypsy Woman (La Da Dee)

  • Crystal Waters
    Makin' Happy

  • Wonder Stuff
    The Size Of A Cow

  • Zoe
    Sunshine On A Rainy Day (re-mix)

  • Zucchero featuring Paul Young
    Senza Una Donna (Without A Woman)

I'm Too Sexy (single cover).

One Hit Wonders
  • C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams
    Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)

  • Divinyls
    I Touch Myself

  • Hale and Pace
    and The Stonkers

    The Stonk

  • Monty Python
    Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

  • Kiri Te Kanawa
    World In Union

Hit Albums

Aces (CD cover).

  • Suzy Bogguss

  • Michael Bolton
    Time, Love & Tenderness

  • Marc Cohn
    Marc Cohn

  • The Commitments
    [Film Soundtrack]

  • Crowded House

  • Dire Straits
    On Every Street

  • Enya
    Shepherd Moons

  • Erasure

  • Genesis
    We Can't Dance

  • Nanci Griffith
    Late Night Grande Hotel

  • Chris Isaak
    Wicked Game

  • Michael Jackson

  • Jesus Loves You
    The Martyr Mantras

  • Nirvana

  • Prince and The New Power Generation
    Diamonds and Pearls

  • Queen

  • Bonnie Raitt
    Luck Of The Draw

  • Chris Rea

  • Simply Red

  • Sting
    The Soul Cages

  • Tina Turner
    Simply The Best

  • U2
    Achtung Baby

Woodface (album cover).

At the Movies
  • Awakenings
  • Backdraft
  • The Commitments
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Dances With Wolves
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Green Card
  • The Grifters
  • In Bed With Madonna
  • LA Story
  • Mermaids
  • Misery
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
  • Only The Lonely
  • Postcards From The Edge
  • Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves
  • Romauld et Juliette
  • Scenes From A Mall
  • The Silence Of The Lambs
  • Sleeping With The Enemy
  • Stepping Out
  • Tatie Danielle
  • Thelma And Louise
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply

On Stage

Tony Award for Best Musical:
The Will Rogers Follies

Olivier Award
for Best New Musical:
Sunday In The Park With George

On Television
  • 'Allo 'Allo
    (Series 7)

  • Barrymore
  • Big Break
  • Birds Of A Feather
    (Series 3)

  • Bread
    (Series 7)

  • The Brittas Empire
    (Series 1)

  • The Darling Buds Of May
  • GBH
  • The Golden Girls
    (USA: Series 7)

  • Have I Got News For You (Series 2)
  • The House Of Eliott
  • Jeeves And Wooster
    (Series 2)

  • Julie Walters And Friends
  • Keeping Up Appearances
    (Series 2)

  • Last Of The Summer Wine
    (Series 13)

  • Murder Most Horrid
    (Series 1)

  • Noel's House Party
  • Nurses

  • Only Fools And Horses
    (Series 7)

  • Pole To Pole (Michael Palin)
  • Prime Suspect
  • Red Dwarf
    (Series 4)

  • Spender
  • Spitting Image
    (Series 13 and 14)

  • Waiting For God
    (Series 2)

Sporting Heroes

BBC Sport

Sports Personality
of the Year:
Liz McColgan

Darts: Dennis Priestley beats Eric Bristow in the final of the British Darts Organisation (BDO) World Darts Championship.

Rugby Union: England win the Grand Slam in the Five Nations Championship. The English team beat France in the final match, despite Frenchman Phillipe Saint-Andre scoring probably the best try ever seen at Twickenham.
England also reach the final of the World Cup but lose 6-12 to Australia.

Rowing: the University of Oxford crew wins the 137th Boat Race.

Horse Racing: Seagram wins the Grand National.

Snooker: John Parrott beats Jimmy White in the final of the World Snooker Championship (18-11). It is the third time that White has lost in the final, having been beaten by Stephen Hendry in 1990 and by Steve Davis in 1984. Parrott also beats White in the final of the UK Championship (16-13).

Golf: Ian Woosnam wins the 55th US Masters at Augusta, finishing 1 stroke ahead of José María Olazábal.
Payne Stewart wins the US Open at Hazeltine National Golf Club, Minnesota in a playoff with Scott Simpson.
Ian Baker-Finch wins the British Open at Royal Birkdale.
The United States team wins the Ryder Cup for the first time since 1983, beating Europe by one point at the Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

Football: Arsenal end the season as Champions of the Football League First Division for the 10th time.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 in the final of the FA Cup.
Manchester United win the European Cup Winners' Cup, beating Barcelona 2-1 in the final.
Graham Taylor is appointed Manager of the England team.
Kenny Dalgleish resigns as Manager of Liverpool.

Cycling: Miguel Indurain wins the Tour de France.

Tennis: Michael Stich wins the all-German men's singles final at Wimbledon, beating his compatriot Boris Becker in straight sets (6-4, 7-6, 6-4).
Steffi Graf beats Gabriella Sabatini in the women's singles final (6-4, 3-6, 8:6).
At the US Open Stefan Edberg beats Jim Courier in the men's singles final; Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova in the women's singles final.

Athletics: Liz McColgan wins the 10,000m at the World Championships in Tokyo.

Motor Racing: Ayrton Senna wins the Formula 1 World Drivers' Championship for the third time.


Man Booker Prize

Ben Okri
The Famished Road

Martin Amis
Time's Arrow

Roddy Doyle
The Van

Rohinton Mistry
Such A Long Journey

Timothy Mo
The Redundancy Of Courage

William Trevor
Reading Turgenev

Postcard from 1991.

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Who said that?

Bridlington Audiences

You could see the dampness rising from the wet raincoats like mist on the marshes.
Les Dawson, 'Independent On Sunday',
10th July 1993

Samantha Janus

Body of Baywatch, voice of Crimewatch.
Stuart Maconie


Being a child is horrible. It is slightly better than being a tree or a piece of heavy machinery but not half as good as being a domestic cat.
Julie Burchill


You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Franklin P. Adams

An advantage of having only one child is that you always know who did it.
Erma Bombeck

When talking to kids, you've got to pretend that you don't know much - and a few seconds later, you realise you're not pretending.
Bill Cosby

Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.
Fran Lebowitz

Children seldom misquote you. They more often repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
Mae Maloo

The affection you get back from children is sixpence given as change for a sovereign.
Edith Nesbit

Children reinvent your world for you.
Susan Sarandon

Children are like sponges; they absorb all your strength and leave you limp ... But give them a squeeze and you get it all back.
Ann Van Tassells

Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them ... rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde, 'A Woman Of No Importance'


If Mr. Vincent Price were to be co-starred with Miss Bette Davis in a story by Mr. Edgar Allan Poe directed by Mr. Roger Corman, it could not fully express the pent-up violence and depravity of a single day in the life of the average family.
Quentin Crisp

Total commitment to family and total commitment to career is possible, but fatiguing.
Muriel Fox

A family is a unit composed not only of children, but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Ogden Nash

The family, that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor in our innermost hearts ever quite wish to.
Dodie Smith

The family seems to have two predominant functions: to provide warmth and love in time of need and to drive each other insane.
Donald G. Smith


Ah! there is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
Jane Austen, 'Emma'

Wherever you are you should always be contented, but especially at home, because there you must spend the most of your time.
Jane Austen, 'Northanger Abbey'

Home is where the mortgage is.
Billy Connolly

Be it ever so humbug, there's no place like home.
Noël Coward

Home is where you go to when you've nowhere to go.
Bette Davis

Oh, Auntie Em, there's no place like home.
Dorothy (Judy Garland) 'The Wizard Of Oz'

Having a place to go - is a home. Having someone to love - is a family. Having both - is a blessing.
Donna Hedges

The outside world doesn't have a lot to offer.
You have to make your own heaven in your own home.
Bette Midler

Home, nowadays, is a place where part of the family waits till the rest of the family brings the car back.
Earl Wilson


So, you're from Windsor. They have some lovely homes there. Do you live near any of them?
Dame Edna Everage

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