What Happened on April 17, 1997

Historical Events

  • John Bell aged 115 receives a new pacemaker

Sports History

NJ Devil Martin Brodeur is 2nd NHL goalie to score in a playoff game

Famous Deaths

  • Allan Francovich, American documentarian
  • Chaim Herzog, 6th President of Israel (1983-93), dies at 78

About April 17, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 11 months and 4 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