On This Day

What Happened on January 11, 1991

Historical Events

  • Ben Johnson's 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finishes 2nd
  • Congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq
  • Ric Flair wins NWA/WCW wrestling title
  • Soviets storm buildings in Vilnius to block Lithuania independence

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCarl David Anderson

Carl David Anderson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 85

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson
  • Jason Christmas, dies of a gunshot wound during robbery in NY at 49
1991 Highlights

About January 11, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn