On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1991

Historical Events

  • 8 Iraqi embassy officials are expelled from the UK
  • Israel reopens consulate in USSR after 23 years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest and youngest player in NHL history to score 700 goals (886 games at age 29 years, 342 days) in LA Kings’ 6-3 win over the NY Islanders at the Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Famous Deaths

  • Luke Appling, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop, (7-time MLB All Star; AL batting champion 1936, 43; Chicago White Sox), dies of abdominal aortic aneurysm at 83
1991 Highlights

About January 3, 1991

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn