On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1991

Historical Events

  • Afghanistan and Pakistan hit by earthquake, 1,200 die

Historic Publication

American writer John Grisham publishes his second novel "The Firm" (bestselling novel of the year)

Writer John Grisham
John Grisham
  • Australian cricket fast bowler Craig McDermott sets up a 9 wicket, 5th Test win over England with a career best 8-97 in Perth

Historic Event

South African President F. W. de Klerk says he will repeal all apartheid laws

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • US Air & Skywest Fairchild jet collide at LA Airport killing 32

Famous Deaths

  • Annie van Ommeren-Averink [Hanna Jacoba of Ommeren-Averink], Dutch politician (CPN), dies at 77
  • Carol Dempster, American film actress (Sally of Sawdust, America), dies at 89
  • Jimmy MacDonald, Scottish-American voice actor (Mickey Mouse), dies at 84
  • Phil Watson, Canadian NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 1940 [NYR], 1944 [Montreal Canadiens]) & coach (NY Rangers), dies at 76
1991 Highlights

About February 1, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius