On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 32nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Brooks & Dunn, George Strait, and Patty Loveless win
  • Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed.

Famous Deaths

  • Dennis Compton, England cricket batsman & footballer (5,807 Test runs, Arsenal 1950 FA Cup), dies at 78