What Happened on June 1st, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 10th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $5,400,186
  • 1st NY Women Film Festival opens
  • 51st Tony Awards: Titanic & Last Night of Ballyhoo win
  • Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Michelob Light Classic
  • Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race to settle who was the world's fastest man
  • Hugo Banzer wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia.
  • LA Dodger Wilton Guerrero's bat breaks, revealing it is corked
  • Vijay Singh wins Golf Memorial at Muirfield Village CC, 14 under par

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Grammy Award-winning singer Kenny Rogers (59) weds Wanda Miller (31) at his ranch in Athens, Georgia

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolai Tikhonov, Soviet PM (1980-85), dies at 92