On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Steel Peer" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 76 performances

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestLydia Ko

Lydia Ko, New Zealand golfer, (Evian C'ship 2015, ANA Inspiration 2016), born in Seoul, South Korea

Golfer Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko

Famous Deaths

Person of interestEugene Stoner

Eugene Stoner, American firearms designer and inventor of the M16, dies of cancer at 74

Inventor Eugene Stoner
Eugene Stoner
  • Pat Paulsen, American comedian (Smothers Brothers Show) and presidential candidate, dies at 69
1997 Highlights

About April 24, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus