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

Richard Gere

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 MLB baseball third baseman, 1937-50 (Cleveland Indians; Boston Red Sox), dies of a heart attack 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? 29 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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