What Happened on October 17, 1991

Historical Events

Sports History

Ángel Cordero Jr. is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races

  • Blue Man Group's 1st performance in New York City
  • MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
  • News anchor Bree Walker Lampley files an FCC complaint that LA radio KFI-AM personally attacked her by discussing her having a disformed baby

Sports History

Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)

1991 History

Famous Deaths

  • "Tennessee" Ernie Ford, American country music singer ("Sixteen Tons"), and actor (I Love Lucy; The Ford Show), dies of liver disease at 72
  • J. G. Devlin, Northern Irish actor (No Surrender), dies at 84
  • Piet van Est, The Vuurbal, cyclist (7x Tour de France), dies at 57

About October 17, 1991

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

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