Held in Bari, the 1990/91 final is the only European Champion Clubs' Cup showpiece to be staged in Italy outside of Milan or Rome.
• Olympique de Marseille and France forward Jean-Pierre Papin wins the Ballon d'Or award.
• Australia beat England 12-6 at Twickenham to clinch the second edition of the Rugby World Cup.
• Boris Yeltsin is elected as the first President of Russia, a post he holds until being succeeded by Vladimir Putin eight years later.
• The first Starbucks Coffee outlet is opened in California; the American company is now estimated to have more than 20,000 stores worldwide.