January 1991 calendar

January 1991

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1991.
The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1991: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1991?


  • 01 Jan 1991 Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide
  • 02 Jan 1991 Colorado wins its first AP national title poll.
  • 03 Jan 1991 Israel reopens consulate in the USSR after 23 years
  • 04 Jan 1991 AT&T workers in Newark accidentally snap a cable
  • 05 Jan 1991 Oh, Kay! closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • 06 Jan 1991 Gypsy closes at St. James Theater NYC after 477 performances
  • 07 Jan 1991 Nia Peeples Party Machine premieres on TV
  • 08 Jan 1991 Davis Rules, with Jonathan Winters and Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV
  • 09 Jan 1991 Baker and Aziz meet in Geneva; talks fail to defuse gulf crisis
  • 10 Jan 1991 Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans.
  • 11 Jan 1991 Congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq
  • 12 Jan 1991 Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520).
  • 13 Jan 1991 42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg South Africa
  • 14 Jan 1991 Barbara DeAngelis Show premieres on CBS-TV
  • 15 Jan 1991 Sean Lennon's remake of his father's "Give Peace A Chance" is released to coincide with the United Nation's midnight deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. The lyrics were updated to reflect concerns of the 1990's.
  • 16 Jan 1991 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Live wins
  • 17 Jan 1991 Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel
  • 18 Jan 1991 Iraq launches SCUD missiles against Israel
  • 19 Jan 1991 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves.
  • 20 Jan 1991 Black & Blue closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 829 performances
  • 21 Jan 1991 Richard Bolling, American politician (Representative-Democrat-Missouri)/US civil-rights leader, dies at age 74.
  • 22 Jan 1991 Gulf War: Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.
  • 23 Jan 1991 Seinfeld debuts on NBC-TV
  • 24 Jan 1991 Les Miserables, opens at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal
  • 25 Jan 1991 Manuel Noriega is given access to assets frozen by US government.
  • 26 Jan 1991 Few Good Men closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 497 performances
  • 27 Jan 1991 Dutch PSP, Pacifist Socialistic Party, disbands
  • 28 Jan 1991 A Closer Look with Faith Daniels premieres on NBC-TV
  • 29 Jan 1991 Piano Lesson closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • 31 Jan 1991 Robert Gibson flies record 27,040 feet altitude
  • 05 Jan 1991 Somali Civil War: The United States Embassy to Somalia in Mogadishu is evacuated by helicopter airlift days after the outbreak of violence in Mogadishu.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in January 1991?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Justify My Loveyoutube
  2. - Love Will Never Do (Without You)youtube
  3. - The First Timeyoutube
  4. - Because I Love You (The Postman Song)youtube
  5. - Gonna Make You Sweat

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
  2. - Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
  3. - Sadness Part 1
  4. - When You Tell Me That You Love Me
  5. - Crazy


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in January 1991?

Carl'S Christmas by Alexandra Day

Carl'S Christmas


The Christmas Eve adventure was shared by a family's loyal dog and the baby left behind.

The New Russians by Hedrick Smith

The New Russians


The Russians and The Power Game are the best-selling books. This book takes you inside Russia today, a country that is undergoing dramatic changes.

Patrimony by Philip Roth



True story, Patrimony touches the emotions like nothing Philip Roth has ever written. Roth watches his father, an eighty-six year-old, who is well-known for his charm and vigor as well as his Newark repertoire.

An American Life by Ronald Reagan

An American Life


The autobiography of Ronald Reagan is an important historical work. In his own words, here is his story, public and private, told in a book that is both honest and easily readable.

Longshot by Dick Francis



You can be sure that you will get in the saddle. John Kendall, a writer, travels to England in order to interview a racehorse trainer. This secret could endanger Kendall's life.