On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1990

Historical Events

  • 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin
  • Dave Stewart signs record $3,500,000 per year Oak A's contract
  • The Who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, the Four Tops, Hank Ballard, the Platters, and The Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson

Famous Deaths

  • Anna Arnold Hedgeman, African-American social activist (NYC cabinet), dies at 90
  • Charles Hernu, French minister of Defense (1981-85), dies
1990 Highlights

About January 17, 1990

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 31 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn