On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1991

Historical Events

  • Abuja replaces Lagos as the capital city of Nigeria
  • NJ Nets set NBA record of 22 blocks beating Nuggets 121-81
  • Orion Pictures filed Chapter 11 for bankruptcy protection
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneer Dexter Manley retires after failing drug test

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Magder, Canadian actor (The Famous Jett Jackson), born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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


Famous Deaths

  • (Albert Ronald) "Ronnie" Ross, Scottish jazz and session baritone saxophonist, dies of cancer at 58
  • Eleanor Boardman, actor (Crowd), dies in at 93
  • Ken Keltner, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 75
  • Lex Karsemeijer, Dutch tenor/choral dir (Sweet 16, Pro Musica), dies
1991 Highlights

About December 12, 1991

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Sagittarius