On This Day

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

Person of interestBonnie Wright

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

Actress Bonnie Wright
Bonnie Wright

Person of interestEd Sheeran

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

Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran

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? 30 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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