On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1990

Historical Events

  • Dave Stewart signs record $3,500,000 per year Oak A's contract

Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Hank Ballard; Bobby Darin; The Four Seasons; The Four Tops; The Kinks; The Platters; Simon and Garfunkel; The Who; Louis Armstrong; Charlie Christian; Ma Rainey; Gerry Goffin and Carole King; and Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland

Famous Divorces

Jimmy Johnson

NFL coach Jimmy Johnson (46) divorces Linda Kay Cooper after 26 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Anna Arnold Hedgeman, African-American social activist (NYC cabinet), dies at 90
  • Charles Hernu, French minister of Defense (1981-85), dies
  • Fritz "Freddie" Brocksieper, German big band jazz drummer, and bandleader, dies at 77
1990 Highlights

About January 17, 1990

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn