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

Baseball Record

NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer


Famous Weddings

Berry Gordy

American Motown Records founder Berry Gordy (60) weds Grace Easton; divorce in 1993

Yasser Arafat

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

  • PLO-leader Jasser Arrafat marries Soha Tawil in Tunis

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? 31 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer