On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Future Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque scores a goal and an assist to become the Boston Bruins' all-time scoring leader, with 1,341 points in an 18-year NHL career

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding 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