On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1991

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Angel Cordero 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 discuss her having a disformed baby

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey

Famous Deaths

  • J[ames] G Devlin, actor (No Surrender), dies at 84
  • Piet van Est, The Vuurbal, cyclist (7x Tour de France), dies at 57
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford, American country music singer and actor (Sixteen Tons), dies of liver disease at 72