What Happened on August 17, 1991

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • ArenaBowl V, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit: Tampa Bay Storm beats Detroit Drive 48-42, Stevie Thomas MVP
  • Royals Warren Cromartie's 1st major league HR since 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Donald "Don" Dubbins, American actor (From Here to Eternity, The Caine Mutiny), dies of cancer at 63
  • Leo Geerts, [Marcel van der Linden], Belgian writer/critic, dies
  • Mervyn Nelson, director (Some of My Best Friends Are...), dies at 76