On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1991

Historical Events

  • CBS News correspondant Bob Simon and four TV crew captured and held for 40 days by Iraqis in the Persian Gulf
  • Sacramento's Dick Motta coaches in his 1,648th regular season game, a 97-94 Kings' victory over Houston; at the time an NBA record for the most regular-season coaching appearances

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Mitchell, actor (Music is Magic, Prairie Gunsmoke), dies
1991 Highlights

About January 21, 1991

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius