On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1991

Historical Events

  • Cholera epidemic begins in Peru with first known sufferer, 300,000 people infected over the next 12 months

KuwaitKuwaiti Oil Fires

Kuwaiti oil facilities are destroyed by Iraqi forces

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Set alight by retreating Iraqi troops, Kuwaiti oil fires burnt long after the Gulf War finished
Set alight by retreating Iraqi troops, Kuwaiti oil fires burnt long after the Gulf War finished
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Famous Deaths

  • Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat, dies at 85
1991 Highlights

About January 22, 1991

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius