What Happened on April 30, 1997

Historical Events

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

Film & TV History

42 million watch Ellen DeGeneres publicly declare she is gay

  • 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

Music Concert

Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Lyle Lovett, Bobby McFerrin, Bonnie Raitt, Shawn Colvin and Zucchero

  • Tajik Prest Imomali Rakhmonov wounded in assassination attempt
  • Tino Martinez hits record 34 RBIs in April

Famous Birthdays

  • Ayaan Chawla, Indian entrepreneur

Famous Weddings

Max Von Sydow

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? 25 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

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