On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1991

Day of the Week: Thursday

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 Bucaneer Dexter Manley, retires after failing drug test

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding 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, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 75
  • Lex Karsemeijer, Dutch tenor/choral dir (Sweet 16, Pro Musica), dies