What Happened on October 9, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • ABL players allowed to own stock in the league
  • Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico
  • Nobel prize for literature awarded to Italian playwright Dario Fo
  • North Carolina's record winning college basketball coach Dean Smith retires
  • NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Tracy, radio personality (Street Singer), dies at 98