Saturday 12 January 1991
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Justify My Love by Madonna.
In UK Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by George Michael & Elton John was in the top 5 hits.
New Jack City, directed by Mario Van Peebles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991
while The Plains Of Passage by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 January 1991 ?
- In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
- In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
- Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
Famous Birthdays:12 January
- Vasco Pratolini: Italian writer, a novelist and short story writer who won a number of prizes.
- Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520).
- Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 metre butterfly (1 55.69).
- Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
- Soviet forces storm Vilnius to stop Lithuanian independence. January Events (Lithuania).
- A fight and stampede at a pre-season exhibition match between South African football teams Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in the town of Orkney near Johannesburg, South Africa leaves 42 dead.
- The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm.
- Prime Minister of Cape Verde Pedro Pires resigns following his party's loss in the January 13 Cape Verdean parliamentary election, the first ever multiparty election in an African nation.
- U.S. serial killer Aileen Wuornos confesses to the murders of six men.
- Harald V of Norway becomes king on the death of his father, Olav V.
- The volcano Hekla erupts on Iceland
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1991 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- C & C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat
- Surface - The First Time
- Madonna - Justify My Love
- Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do (Without You)
- Damn Yankees - High Enough
- Ralph Tresvant - Sensitivity
- Stevie B - Because I Love You (The Postman Song)
- Bette Midler - From A Distance
- Wilson Phillips - Impulsive
- DNA - Tom's Diner
Top #10 songs in the UK
- George Michael & Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
- Diana Ross - When You Tell Me That You Love Me
- Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives
- The KLF featuring Tammy Wynette - Justified And Ancient
- Michael Jackson - Black Or White
- Iron Maiden - Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
- Enigma - Sadness Part 1
- John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - The Grease Megamix
- Seal - Crazy
- Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
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