Thursday October 17, 1991: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 10/17/1991, UK date format: 17/10/1991

October 17th, 1991 was the 290th day of the year 1991 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Libra. The day of the week was Thursday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Madison Burge and Agathe Auproux.

The number one song in US was Emotions by Mariah Carey. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was #1 song in the UK.

The People Under the Stairs, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1991 while The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Finders Keepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Banana Prince or 2nd Super Robot Wars.

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

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October 17, 1991 Events

What happened on October 17, 1991?

Historical Events

  • Angel Cordero is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races
  • Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates for NL pennant in 7 games
  • News anchor Bree Walker Lampley files an FCC complaint that LA radio KFI-AM personally attacked her by discuss her having a disformed baby
  • Pittsburgh Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford, American country singer ("16 Tons"), dies at age 72 (born 1919).

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What happened on October 17 in history? Find out the list of October 17th major events

What was 1991 famous for? Discover everything about 1991


October 17, 1991 Famous Birthdays

Other October 17th famous birthdays

  • BAmerican white rapper with a solid reputation of vulgarity, exhibitionism, irreverence and rage, the apparent requisites for success with...

  • American actress, who was also one of the most well-known pin-up girls during World War II.

  • Montgomery Clift

    Film actor (From Here to Eternity).

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How old am I?

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October 17, 1991 Famous Deaths

Who died on October 17, 1991?

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October 17, 1991 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Libra personality

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Babies born in October are either Libra or Scorpio. People born before October 22nd are Libra, while people born from October 23rd have the sign of Scorpio

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Chinese Zodiac

Goat chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Goat

Element: Metal

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October 17, 1991 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was October 17, 1991?

The day of the week was Thursday.

October 17th marks the 289th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 1991.

There are 75 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


October 17, 1991 Holidays and Observances

What is special on October 17, 1991?


  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (áthelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
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Music charts

What was the number one song on October 17, 1991? Which were the top hits on October 17, 1991?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Emotionsyoutube
  2. - Do Anything
  3. - Romanticyoutube
  4. - Hole Hearted
  5. - Something To Talk About

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
  2. - Wind Of Change
  3. - Insanity
  4. - Let's Talk About Sex
  5. - Get Ready For This

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Romanticyoutube
  2. - It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
  3. - Emotionsyoutube
  4. - Keep On Loving Me
  5. - O.P.P.

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Cosas Del Amor
  2. - Porque Sera
  3. - Ahora
  4. - Popurri
  5. - Electricidad

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The People Under the Stairs

The People Under the Stairs

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Brandon Quintin Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, A.J. Langer

Country: United States of America

29th Street

29th Street

Release year: 1991

Directed by: George Gallo

Starring: Anthony LaPaglia, Danny Aiello, Lainie Kazan, Frank Pesce



Release year: 1991

Directed by: Gabriele Salvatores

Starring: Gabriele Salvatores, Diego Abatantuono, Claudio Bigagli, Giuseppe Cederna, Claudio Bisio, Gigio Alberti, Vanna Barba, Ugo Conti, Antonio Catania, Irene Grazioli, Luigi Montini, Vasco Mirandola

Country: Italy

Billy Bathgate

Billy Bathgate

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Robert Benton

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Loren Dean, Bruce Willis

Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Terence Hill

Starring: Terence Hill, Dominic Barto, Ron Carey, Nancy Morgan, Fritz Sperberg, Sonny Trinidad, Neil Summers, Mark Hardwick, Bo Gray, Adam Taylor (II)

Country: Italy

TV Series

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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Bryan Carberry

The Adventures of Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Steven Spielberg



Release year: 1991

Written by:

Starring: Kyle Chandler, Sammi Davis, Ken Jenkins, Mimi Kennedy

Country: United States of America

Land of the Lost

Land of the Lost

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Brad Silberling

Luv und Lee

Luv und Lee

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Hans-Joachim Hildebrandt

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The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan

The Dragon Reborn


The Wheel of Time spins, and Ages pass. The Shadow may still take what was, what will become, and what was.

Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle

Toujours Provence


NATIONAL BESTSELLER Peter Mayle continues his legacy of A Year in Provence with a hilarious, beautiful, and deliciously evocative book about Provence.

Harlot'S Ghost by Norman Mailer

Harlot'S Ghost


Norman Mailer's riveting story of an American spy is a fascinating tale of American intelligence. His vast knowledge and consummate skill are unparalleled. Harry Hubbard, the godson and son of CIA legends.

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go!


Dr. Seuss's brilliantly wise Oh, The Places You'll go! This is the perfect way to send off grads from high school, college and nursery school. Dr.

The Deceiver by Frederick Forsyth

The Deceiver


Sam McCready is The Deceiver. He is a legendary operative in the Secret Intelligence Service.

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Banana Prince

Banana Prince

Platform: NES/Famicom

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Takarahatar negrer

2nd Super Robot Wars

2nd Super Robot Wars

Platform: Famicom Game Boy Sony PlayStation

Genre: Tactical role-playing

Publisher: Banpresto

Crystal Caves

Crystal Caves

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Side scrolling platformer

Publisher: Apogee Software

Final Match Tennis

Final Match Tennis

Platform: PC Engine

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Human Entertainment

Chuck Rock

Chuck Rock

Platform: Acorn Archimedes, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy, Game Gear, Mega-CD, Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, SNES

Genre: Platform game, Side-scrolling game

Publisher: Core Design, Virgin Interactive, Sony Imagesoft, Krisalis Software


October 17, 1991 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

First Quarter

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Sport Games on October 17, 1991

Sport Games on October 17, 1991


American Football
  • Chicago Bears - Green Bay Packers : 10 - 0
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