On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1991

Historical Events

  • "Black & Blue" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 829 performances
  • "Les Miserables" opens at Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California
  • "Shogun - The Musical" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • 13th UCP Telethon
  • AFC Championship, Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY: Buffalo Bills beat Los Angeles Raiders, 51-3
  • Musical "Peter Pan", starring Cathy Rigby, closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 45 performances
  • NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: New York Giants beat San Francisco 49ers, 15-13
  • Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south.
  • US Patriot missiles begins shooting down Iraqi missiles

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Riordon, American tennis promotor (Jimmy Connors), dies
  • Louis Seigner, actor (Eclipse, Special Section), dies in a fire at 87
1991 Highlights

About January 20, 1991

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The First Time - Surface
  • UK #1 Song: Innuendo - Queen