Saturday 12 January 1991
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Pixie Lott and Matt Srama.
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 Heartbeat by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Boys from the Bush.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arcus Odyssey or CJ's Elephant Antics.
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
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1991 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Madonna - Justify My Love
- Stevie B - Because I Love You (The Postman Song)
- Damn Yankees - High Enough
- Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do (Without You)
- Bette Midler - From A Distance
- DNA - Tom's Diner
- Surface - The First Time
- Ralph Tresvant - Sensitivity
- Wilson Phillips - Impulsive
- C & C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Iron Maiden - Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
- George Michael & Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
- Enigma - Sadness Part 1
- Diana Ross - When You Tell Me That You Love Me
- John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - The Grease Megamix
- Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives
- The KLF featuring Tammy Wynette - Justified And Ancient
- Seal - Crazy
- Michael Jackson - Black Or White
- Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
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Sport Games on 12 January 1991
- Miami Dolphins - Buffalo Bills : 34 - 44
- Washington Redskins - San Francisco 49ers : 10 - 28
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