On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1990

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

Famous Deaths

  • Pearl Bailey, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress, singer and dancer (Hello, Dolly!), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Roderick Cook, English actor (Rockabye), dies of apparent heart attack at 58
1990 Highlights

About August 17, 1990

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo