On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1991

Historical Events

  • 12 year old Chinese diver Fu Mingxia wins 10m platform gold medal at World Swimming Championships in Perth, Australia; youngest world champion in the history of any aquatic event
  • AT&T workers in Newark accidentally snap a cable
  • Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Goran Prpić beats American David Wheaton 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 for an unassailable 2-0 lead, (ends 2-1) and Yugoslavia's first title
  • Iraq agrees to send Aziz to Geneva to meet Baker on Jan 9th
  • Jan Krzystof Bielecki becomes premier of Poland

Famous Birthdays

  • Olivia Tennet, New Zealand actress, born in Auckland, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Berry Kroeger, actor (Demon Seed), dies of kidney failure at 78
  • Harry Krimer, French actor (Napoleon, Les vagabonds magnifiques, La course du flambeau), committed suicide at 94
  • Leo Wright, American jazz saxophone and flute player (Dizzy Gillespie;; Blues Shout; I Left My Heart In San Francisco), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Poon Lim, Chinese sailor who survived 133 days adrift at sea, dies at 72
  • Richard Maibaum, American screenwriter (Goldfinger), dies at 81
1991 Highlights

About January 4, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn