What Happened on January 12, 1991

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520)
  • Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 m butterfly (1:55.69)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Congress gives George H. W. Bush authority to wage war against Iraq

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

Famous Deaths

  • Keye Luke, actor (Charlie Chan's No 1 Son), dies after a stroke at 86
  • Vasco Pratolini, Italy, writer (Ragazze di San Frediano), dies at 77