What Happened on February 17, 1991

Historical Events

  • 33rd Daytona 500: Ernie Irvan, driving for Morgan-McClure Motorsports coasts to win after challengers crash on finals laps
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge

Famous Birthdays

Bonnie WrightBonnie Wright (31 years old)

British actress (Ginny Weasley in "Harry Potter" franchise), born in London, England

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran (31 years old)

English singer-songwriter ("Shape of You"; "Thinking Out Loud"), born in Halifax, England

  • Jeremy Allen White, American actor (The Bear), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Enrique Bermudez, Nicaraguan commandant, founder of the Nicaraguan Contras, assassinated at 58
1991 Highlights

About February 17, 1991

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: All The Man That I Need - Whitney Houston
  • UK #1 Song: Do The Bartman - Simpsons