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 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

US Golf Open

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

1991 History

Famous Deaths

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

About June 17, 1991

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rush Rush - Paula Abdul
  • UK #1 Song: I Wanna Sex You Up - Color Me Badd