January 17, 1991 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V
  • Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel
  • Operation Desert Storm begins, with US-led coalition forces bombing Iraq, during the Gulf War

Deaths in History

  • Olav AFEC van Sleeswijk-Holstein-S-G V, king of Norway (1957), dies