What Happened on January 18, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Eastern Air Lines goes out of business after 62 years, citing financial problems.
  • Iraq launches SCUD missiles against Israel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy's Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 mins

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player Omar Camporese
Tennis Player
Omar Camporese

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US acknowledges CIA and US Army paid Manuel Noriega $320,000 over his career

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • WLAF's NY Knights become NY-NJ Knights

Famous Deaths

  • Hamilton Fish, congressman (NY), dies at 102
  • Lillian Bond, actress (Air Mail, Pick-up, Blond Cheat), dies at 83
  • Nita Krebs, actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies of heart attack at 85