Saturday 26 January 1991
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Manti Te'o and Nico Mirallegro.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to The First Time by Surface.
In UK Sadness Part 1 by Enigma was in the top 5 hits.
The Silence of the Lambs, directed by Jonathan Demme, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991
while The Secret Pilgrim by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Boys from the Bush.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Banana Prince or Spider-Man: The Video Game.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 January 1991 ?
- Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
- Saint Paula
- Saint Alberic
- Margaret of Hungary
- International Holocaust Remembrance Day
- Uganda - Liberation Day.
- India - Republic Day - One of only three state holidays in India, celebrated with pomp and a military parade in New Delhi.
- International Customs Day.
- Australia - Australia Day.
Famous Birthdays:26 January
- Johnny van Doorn: Dutch writer/poet, dies at age 46.
- Few Good Men closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 497 performances
- Houston guard Vernon Maxwell is 4th NBAer to score 30 pts in a quarter
- New York Lotto pays US$90 million to nine winners (numbers are 5-15-30-35-46-50).
- Jan Stenerud becomes first pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame.
- Alfaro Vive guerrilla group of Ecuador gives arms to Catholic church.
- 65th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats J Novotna (5-7, 6-3, 6-1).
- Mohamed Siad Barre is removed from power in Somalia, ending centralized government, and is succeeded by Ali Mahdi.
- Siad Barre is overthrown. Somalia enters civil war.
- In South Africa, Nelson Mandela of the African National Congress and Mangosuthu Buthelezi of the Inkatha Freedom Party agree to end the violence that had plagued relations between the two organizations.
- A USAir Boeing 737-300, Flight 1493 collides with a SkyWest Airlines Fairchild Metroliner, Flight 5569 at Los Angeles International Airport, killing 34.
- A deadly earthquake kills at least 1,200 people in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1991 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Surface - The First Time
- Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do (Without You)
- C & C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat
- Ralph Tresvant - Sensitivity
- Damn Yankees - High Enough
- Madonna - Justify My Love
- Vanilla Ice - Play That Funky Music
- Nelson - After The Rain
- Will To Power - I'm Not In Love
- Cathy Dennis - Just Another Dream
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