On This Day

What Happened in January 1991 (Part 2)

Historical Events

  • Jan 27 Super Bowl XXV, Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL: New York Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19; MVP: Ottis Anderson, NY Giants, RB

Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

Jan 27 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Boris Becker of Germany wins his 1st Australian title; beats Ivan Lendl 1-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Jan 27 7th Sundance Film Festival: "Poison" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 28 "A Closer Look" with Faith Daniels premieres on NBC-TV

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 28 18th American Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson

  • Jan 28 David Boon completes ninth Test century, 121 v England at Adelaide
  • Jan 28 Dictator Siad Barre flees Somalia ending 22 year rule
  • Jan 29 "Piano Lesson" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 320 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 29 Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jan 29 The Battle of Khafji begins, the first major ground engagement of the Gulf War
  • Jan 30 Iraqi troops gain control of Al Khafji inside the Saudi Arabian border
  • Jan 31 Denver Nuggets Michael Adams becomes shortest NBAer to get a triple-double
  • Jan 31 Robert Gibson flies record 27,040 feet altitude
  • Jan 31 "Close-Up", Iranian film directed by Abbas Kiarostami, starring Hossain Sabzian and Mohsen Makhmalbaf, is released

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