What Happened on October 17, 1990

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Jackie Mason - Brand New" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 216 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, NY & His Majesty's Theatre, Perth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong drops out of school to pursue a career in music


Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Ralph Abernathy, American civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), dies of a blood clot at 64

Civil Rights Activist Ralph Abernathy
Civil Rights Activist
Ralph Abernathy