What Happened on April 29, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Candide" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 103 performances
  • 43rd British Academy Television Awards: "Only Fools and Horses" Best Comedy, "EastEnders" Best Drama
  • 50th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The English Patient" Best Film, Joel & Ethan Coen Best Director
  • KC Royal Chili Davis is 75th to hit 300 HRs
  • The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 comes into force, outlaws production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons among its signatories.

Famous Deaths

  • Keith Ferguson, American blues musician (Fabulous Thunderbirds), dies of overdose at 50
  • Mike Royko, columnist, dies of stroke at 64
  • Peter Tali Coleman, gov of Americ Samoa (1956-61, 78-85, 89-93), dies