What Happened on May 17, 1990

Historical Events

Film & TV History

"Cheers" star Kelsey Grammer sentenced to jail for 30 days for DWI

  • Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,831.71
  • European court rules on pension rights for men & women

Event of Interest

The Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong designed by I. M. Pei opens as the first supertall skyscraper outside the US

  • WIBC Bowling Queens won by Patty Ann
  • World Health Organization takes homosexuality out of its list of mental illnesses
1990 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Leven Rambin, American actress
Born in 1990

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Wright, American free jazz saxophonist, dies at 54

About May 17, 1990

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Vogue - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: Killer - Adamski