What Happened on October 5, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 35th Tennis Fed Cup: France beats Netherlands in Den Bosch Neth (4-1)
  • Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA CoreStates Betsy King Classic
  • Davis Love III wins golf's Buick challenge, shooting a 267
  • STS 86 (Atlantis 20) lands

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew Keir, actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt), dies at 71
  • Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler (b. 1962)
  • Dave Marr, golfer/commentator, dies at 63