On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1991

Historical Events

  • Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78
  • South Africa abolishes last of its apartheid laws

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The body of the 12th US President, Zachary Taylor, is exhumed to test how he died; rumors had persisted since his death in 1850 of arsenic poisoning - no evidence of this was found

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor

Sport awardUS Golf Open

US Open Golf, Hazeline National GC: Payne Stewart wins a Monday playoff with 1987 champion Scott Simpson

1991 Highlights

About June 17, 1991

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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