What Happened on December 12, 1991

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Abuja replaces Lagos as the capital city of Nigeria
  • Maastricht Treaty signed to create a European Community
  • NJ Nets set NBA record of 22 blocks beating Nuggets 121-81
  • Orion Pictures filed Chapter 11 for bankruptcy protection
  • Tampa Bay Bucaneer Dexter Manley, retires after failing drug test

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Magder, Canadian actor

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Actor Richard Gere (42) weds supermodel Cindy Crawford (25) in Las Vegas


Famous Deaths

  • Eleanor Boardman, actor (Crowd), dies in at 93
  • Ken Keltner, US baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 75
  • Lex Karsemeijer, Dutch tenor/choral dir (Sweet 16, Pro Musica), dies