On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday

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