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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

41st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

Auto Racer Dale Earnhardt
Auto Racer
Dale Earnhardt
  • 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

Person of interestAdrian Quist

Adrian Quist, Australian tennis player, analyst (Australian C'ship 1936, 40, 48), dies at 78

Tennis Player Adrian Quist
Tennis Player
Adrian Quist
  • 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? 29 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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