On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1991

Historical Events

  • University of Colorado, Boulder, coached by Bill McCartney wins its first Associated Press National Championship of College Football poll

Famous Birthdays

  • Josh Taylor, Scottish boxer (undisputed world light-welterweight title 2021), born in Prestonpans, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Irving Johnson, American sail training pioneer & adventurer, dies at 85
  • Renato Rascel, Italian actor (7 Hills of Rome, Secrets of Santa Vittoria), dies of heart failure at 78
1991 Highlights

About January 2, 1991

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn