On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 1997

Historical Events

  • "London Assurance" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 72 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

42 million watch Ellen DeGeneres publicly declare she is gay

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres
  • Atlanta Braves win record 19 games in April
  • Big Ben stops at 12:11 PM for 54 minutes
  • President Clinton's daughter Chelsea chooses to attend Stanford College
  • Tajik Prest Imomali Rakhmonov wounded in assassination attempt
  • Tino Martinez hits record 34 RBIs in April

Famous Birthdays

  • Ayaan Chawla, Indian entrepreneur

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Max Von Sydow (68) weds filmmaker Catherine Brelet

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Picard, American golfer (Masters 1938, PGA 1939), dies at 90
1997 Highlights

About April 30, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus