What Happened on August 17, 1990

Historical Events

Film Premiere

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

  • Carlton Fisk hits White Sox record 187th HR

Sports History

Phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment

1990 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Bates, American-British actor, dancer, and singer (Billy Elliot - The Musical), born in Pasedena, California
  • Rachel Hurd-Wood, British actress (Clique), born in London, England
Born in 1990

Famous Deaths

  • Pearl Bailey, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress, singer and dancer (Hello, Dolly!), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Roderick Cook, English actor (Rockabye), dies of apparent heart attack at 58

About August 17, 1990

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Vision Of Love - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: Turtle Power - Partners In Kryme