On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1991

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Gypsy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 477 performances
  • "Real Life With Jane Pauley" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Jorge Serrano Elias elected President of Guatemala
  • Portland Trail Blazers beat the Seattle SuperSonics, 114-111 before a sellout crowd at the Portland Memorial Coliseum; marks the Blazers' 600th consecutive sellout at home
  • Qian Hong swims female world record 50m butterfly (27.30 sec)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nikola Saric, Danish footballer, born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Famous Deaths

  • Ada Moore, entertainer, dies of cancer at 64
  • Ahmet Adnan Saygun, Turkish composer, dies at 83