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

Historic Event

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

US Golf Open

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


Famous Deaths

  • Leo Koury, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List - never caught), dies under an assumed name in hospital at 56
1991 Highlights

About June 17, 1991

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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