What Happened on January 12, 1991

Historical Events

  • Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Women's Basketball game (11,520)
  • Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 m butterfly (1:55.69)

Iraq War

US Congress gives George H. W. Bush authority to wage war against Iraq

1991 History

Famous Deaths

  • Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor (Across the Pacific, Charlie Chan's No 1 Son), dies after a stroke at 86
  • Vasco Pratolini, Italian writer (Le Ragazze di San Frediano), dies at 77

About January 12, 1991

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Justify My Love - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: Bring Your Daughter...To The Slaughter - Iron Maiden