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

US 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

  • Hartford Whalers last NHL game

Sports History

NHL Pitts Penguin Mario Lemieux's last NHL regular game

  • Rare double doubleheader played in the same city Giants vs Mets & Oakland A's vs Yankees in NY after rain previous day
1997 History

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Frooks, American author & military figure, dies at 101
  • Foffie Williams, West Indian cricket all-rounder (4 Tests; 9 wickets, 1 x 50; Barbados), dies at 83
  • Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler, dies at age 94

About April 13, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy (Featuring Mase)
  • UK #1 Song: I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly