What Happened on November 19, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Eugene Onegin" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • "Old Neighborhood" opens at Booth Theater NYC
  • McCaughey septuplets born to Bobbi McCaughey in Des Moines, Iowa. First set of septuplets to survive infancy.
  • STS 87 (Columbia 24) launches into orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexis May McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (2)
  • Brandon James McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (5)
  • Joel Steven McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (7)
  • Kelsey Ann McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (4)
  • Kenneth Robert McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (1)
  • Natalie Sue McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (3)
  • Nathaniel Roy McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (6)

Famous Deaths

  • Christina Corrigan, obese girl (680 lbs), dies at 13
  • Durlyn Eddmonds, murderer, executed at 45
  • Frank Joseph Kofsky, teacher/writer, dies at 62
  • Walter Stewart, murderer, executed at 42