What Happened on January 17, 1991

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V
  • Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel
  • Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title
  • Operation Desert Storm begins, with US-led coalition forces bombing Iraq, during the Gulf War

Famous Deaths

  • Olav AFEC van Sleeswijk-Holstein-S-G V, king of Norway (1957), dies