April 1, 1997 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • 69 year old Gordie Howe begins playing AHL game with Syracuse Crunch
  • Comet Hale-Bopp Perihelion (0.914 AU)
  • Shell Oil confirms it will declare force majeure at its Nigerian Bonny terminal due to local protests which disrupted 210 million barrels per day of the company's oil production

Deaths in History

  • Jolie Gabor, mother of Zsa Zsa & Eva, dies at 97
  • Nancy Woodhull, news editor (USA Today), dies of cancer at 52