What Happened on June 21, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Defending the Caveman," closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 671 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

35th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton
  • Women's National Basketball Association begins as NY Liberty beats LA Sparks

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

"Bridget Jones' Diary" actor Colin Firth (36) weds Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli (27) in Tuscany, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Art Prysock, jazz musician, dies at 68
  • Fidel Velázquez Sánchez, Mexican labour leader (b. 1900)
  • Shintaro Katsu, Japanese entertainer (b. 1931)