What Happened on November 17, 1991

Day of the Week: Sunday

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
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • 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