What Happened on December 26, 1991

Historical Events

  • Chuck Knolls retires as NFL coach after 23 years

Sports History

Future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Joe Mullen scores 4 goals for the second straight NHL game as the Pittsburgh Penguins rout Toronto, 12-1; Mario Lemieux adds 2 goals & 5 assists and Kevin Stevens has 2 goals & 4 assists

Historic Event

Jack Ruby's gun sells for $220,000 in auction

  • Militant Sikhs kill 55 & wound 70 in India
  • NY Islander Derek King ties NJ Devils 5-5 with ½ second left

Famous Birthdays

  • Gabriella Smith, American contemporary classical composer (Forgotten Lullabyes; Bioluminescence Chaconne), born in Berkeley, California

Famous Deaths

  • Sam Cresson, dies at 73
1991 Highlights

About December 26, 1991

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Black Or White - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: Bohemian Rhapsody/These Are The Days Of Our Lives - Queen