On This Day

What Happened on July 11, 1991

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy
  • Nigeria Airways DC-8 crashes at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, killing all 261 passengers and crew on board
  • Total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii

Famous Deaths

  • Hitoshi Igarashi, Japanese interpreter (Satanic Verses), murdered
  • James McCallion, Scottish actor (Coogan's Bluff, Vera Cruz), dies of a heart attack at 72