What Happened on April 29, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Candide" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 103 performances
  • 43rd British Academy Television Awards: "Only Fools and Horses" Best Comedy, "EastEnders" Best Drama
  • 50th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs): "The English Patient" Best Film, Joel & Ethan Coen Best Director
  • Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 comes into force, outlaws production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons among its signatories
  • KC Royal Chili Davis is 75th to hit 300 HRs
1997 History

Famous Deaths

  • Keith Ferguson, American blues-rock bassist (Fabulous Thunderbirds), dies of liver failure due to heroin use at 50
  • Mike Royko, American journalist (Chicago Daily News) and author (Boss), dies of stroke at 64
  • Peter Tali Coleman, Governor of American Samoa (1956-61, 78-85, 89-93), dies at 77

About April 29, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

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