On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1990

Historical Events

  • KTBN, Salt Lake City Utah, begins shortwave radio transmissions

Famous Deaths

  • Don Draper, American actor (Pepper Agent 00X), dies of AIDS at 61
  • Mieke Verstraete [Maria Augustina De Graef], Belgian-Dutch actress (Pleasantly Settled), dies at 79
1990 Highlights

About December 17, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Because I Love You (The Postman Song) - Stevie B
  • UK #1 Song: Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice