What Happened on January 20, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 2nd Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Fargo wins Best Film
  • Comet Hale-Bopp crosses Mars' orbit
  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans LA on KKND 106.7 FM
  • Pakistan defeat West Indies 2-0 to win Aust one-day Series

Famous Deaths

  • Curt Flood, centerfielder (Cards), dies of throat cancer at 59
  • Edith Haisman, the oldest survivor of Titanic, dies at 100
  • Vladimir Yamnikov, owner (Kristall vodka), dies of cirrhosis at 56