On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

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
  • Travis Fryman homers off R Hernandez in both games of double header 1st time since 1961 that 2 doubleheaders are played in the same city Giants vs Mets & Oakland A's vs Yankees in NY

Famous Deaths

  • Ann Craft, researcher/writer, dies at 53
  • Dorothy Frooks, American author and military figure (b. 1896)
  • Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (b. 1903)