On This Day

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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

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 (Ragazze di San Frediano), dies at 77
1991 Highlights

About January 12, 1991

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn