What Happened on August 17, 1990

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Exorcist 3" film written and directed by William Peter Blatty, premieres

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • Carlton Fisk hits White Sox record 187th HR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Bates, American actor
  • Rachel Hurd-Wood, British actress

Famous Deaths

  • Pearl Bailey, actress (Landlord)/singer, dies of heart attack at 72
  • Roderick Cook, actor (Rockabye), dies of apparent heart attack at 58