On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1990

Historical Events

Music History

"Jackie Mason - Brand New" opens at Neil Simon Theater, NYC; runs for 216 performances

Comedian Jackie Mason
Jackie Mason
  • "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, NY & His Majesty's Theatre, Perth

Music History

Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong drops out of school to pursue a career in music

Famous Deaths

Ralph Abernathy

Ralph Abernathy, American civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), dies of a blood clot at 64

Civil Rights Activist Ralph Abernathy
Civil Rights Activist
Ralph Abernathy
1990 Highlights

About October 17, 1990

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 31 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra