On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1991

Historical Events

  • 20th Fiesta Bowl: #18 Louisville beats #25 Alabama, 34-7
  • 5% sales tax on consumer goods & services goes into effect in USSR
  • 57th Orange Bowl: #1 Colorado beats #5 Notre Dame, 10-9
  • 57th Sugar Bowl: #6 Tennessee beats Virginia, 23-22
  • 77th Rose Bowl: #8 Washington beats #17 Iowa, 46-34

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Iraq rejects peace proposal from Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide

Famous Birthdays

  • Kathleen Herles, American voice actor
  • Peter Burling, New Zealand sailor (Olympic gold 49er class 2016; helmsman America's Cup 2017; ISAF World Sailor of the Year 2015, 17), born in Tauranga, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Charles B. Timmer, Dutch writer (Russia Black on White), dies at 83
  • Yvonne Waegemans, Flemish author (Gnome Patjoepelke), dies at 81
1991 Highlights

About January 1, 1991

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn