On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Book releaseHistoric 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Carol Dempster, actress (Sally of Sawdust, America), dies at 89
  • James G MacDonald, cartoon voice (Mickey Mouse), dies at 84
  • Phil Watson, NHL coach (NY Rangers), dies