On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1990

Historical Events

  • Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq
  • Minnesota Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (56) weds Suha Tawil (27)

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • PLO-leader Jasser Arrafat marries Soha Tawil in Tunis

LoveWedding of Interest

Record producer Berry Gordy (60) weds Grace Easton

Founder of Motown Records and Songwriter Berry Gordy
Founder of Motown Records and Songwriter
Berry Gordy

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Cowan, TV announcer, dies of kidney disease at 68
  • Tony Pugsley, British rear-admiral (Walcheren attack (1944)), dies at 88
1990 Highlights

About July 17, 1990

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer