What Happened on January 12th, 1991

Day of 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)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq

US President George H. W. Bush
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