On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1991

Historical Events

  • Eastern Air Lines goes out of business after 62 years, citing financial problems.
  • Iraq launches SCUD missiles against Israel

Sports History

Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy's Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 mins

Historic Event

US acknowledges CIA and US Army paid Manuel Noriega $320,000 over his career

  • WLAF's NY Knights become NY-NJ Knights

Famous Deaths

  • Hamilton Fish III, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), dies at 102
  • Nita Krebs, actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies of heart attack at 85
1991 Highlights

About January 18, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn