On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1997

Historical Events

  • "American Daughter" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 88 performances
  • 48th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, Carlos Perez (Mon)/Darren Holmes

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

61st US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tiger Woods wins his first major title, a record 12 strokes ahead of Tom Kite; 4-round total 270 (−18) is tournament record

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Hartford Whalers last NHL game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NHL Pitts Penguin Mario Lemieux's last NHL regular game

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Rare double doubleheader played in the same city Giants vs Mets & Oakland A's vs Yankees in NY after rain previous day

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Frooks, American author & military figure, dies at 101
  • Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler, dies at age 94
1997 Highlights

About April 13, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries