On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1991

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Australian Open: 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

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
  • 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