On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1991

Historical Events

  • "Few Good Men" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 497 performances
  • Alfaro Vive guerrilla group of Ecuador gives arms to Catholic church

Australian Open Women's Tennis

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles becomes the only Yugoslav player – male or female – to win a Grand Slam singles title; beats Jana Novotná 5-7, 6-3, 6-1

  • Houston guard Vernon Maxwell becomes 5th player in NBA history to score 30 points in a quarter in Rockets' 103-97 home win over Cleveland; joins Wilt Chamberlain, David Thompson, George Gervin & Michael Jordan
  • Houston guard Vernon Maxwell is 4th NBAer to score 30 pts in a quarter
  • Jan Stenerud becomes 1st pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame
  • NY Lotto pays $90 million to nine winners (#s are 5-15-30-35-46-50)

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny van Doorn, Dutch writer/poet, dies at 46
  • Karen Young, American disco singer ("Hot Shot"), dies at 39
1991 Highlights

About January 26, 1991

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Australia Day (Australia), Republic Day (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius