What Happened on April 23, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Titanic," opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC

Music awardsMusic Awards

32nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Brooks & Dunn, George Strait, and Patty Loveless win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed.

Famous Deaths

  • Denis Compton, English cricketer (b. 1918)