On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1990

Historical Events

Film & TV History

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

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

Historic Event

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

Architect I. M. Pei
I. M. Pei
  • WIBC Bowling Queens won by Patty Ann
  • World Health Organization takes homosexuality out of its list of mental illnesses

Famous Birthdays

  • Leven Rambin, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Wright, American free jazz saxophonist, dies at 54
1990 Highlights

About May 17, 1990

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus