What Happened on April 30, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Actor Max Von Sydow (68) weds filmmaker Catherine Brelet