On This Day

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 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

Eugene 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
  • Robert Erickson, American composer, dies at 80
1997 Highlights

About April 24, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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