On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1991

Historical Events

  • "Brigadoon" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1st TV condom ad aired (FOX- TV)
  • 41st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralized in a game vs LA Rams

Event of interestEvent of Interest

In an all-American final Pete Sampras wins his first of 5 ATP Tour World Championship tennis titles with a 3–6, 7–6, 6–3, 6–4 victory over Jim Courier in Frankfurt, Germany

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Famous Deaths

  • Adrian Quist, Australian tennis player, analyst (Australian C'ship 1936, 40, 48), dies at 78
  • John Blatnik, (Rep-Minn, 1947-75), dies at 80
  • Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance, American actress, adult film performer and Jerry Van Dyke's daughter, commits suicide at 33
  • Paul Reid Roman, actor (Aviator, Blue Knight), dies of cancer at 55
1991 Highlights

About November 17, 1991

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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