What Happened on February 1, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Retired MLB player Johnny Bench (49) weds stockbroker Elizabeth Benton

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

Famous Deaths

  • Herb Caen, American columnist (SF Chronicle), dies of lung cancer, at 80
  • Marjorie Reynolds [Goodspeed], American actress and dancer (Holiday Inn, Life of Riley), dies from congestive heart disease at 79
  • Mitchell Goodman, writer, dies at 71
  • Peter Morris, historian of France, dies at 50
  • Thelma Moss, psychologist, dies at 78