January 17, 1991 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.
  • Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Operation Desert Storm begins, with US-led coalition forces bombing Iraq, during the Gulf War

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

Deaths in History

  • Olav AFEC van Sleeswijk-Holstein-S-G V, king of Norway (1957), dies