What Happened on April 24, 1997

Historical Events

  • Kandor and Ebb's musical "Steel Pier" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater,NYC; runs for 76 performances

Famous Birthdays

Lydia KoLydia Ko (26 years old)

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

Born in 1997

Famous Deaths

Eugene StonerEugene Stoner (1922-1997)

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

  • Pat Paulsen, American comedian (Smothers Brothers Show) and presidential candidate, dies at 69
  • Robert Erickson, American composer, dies at 80
1997 Highlights

About April 24, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

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