On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 150th Grand National: Tony Dobbin aboard New Zealand bred Lord Gyllene wins at 14/1 by 25 lengths; race postponed 2 days because of IRA bomb threat
  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft Myers FL on WRXK 96.1 FM

Famous Deaths

  • Georgy Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 6), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Luis Aloma, Cuban baseball player, dies at 73
  • Sam Parks Jr., American golfer (US Open 1935), dies at 87