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
  • In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive. They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, with all seven alive in 2007.
  • 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