What Happened on February 1, 1997

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Famous Weddings

Johnny Bench

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

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Danowski, American football quarterback & halfback (NFL Championship 1934, 38; New York Giants; Pro Bowl 1938), dies at 85
  • Herb Caen, American columnist (SF Chronicle), dies of lung cancer, at 80
  • Marjorie Reynolds [Goodspeed], American actress & dancer (Holiday Inn; Life of Riley), dies from congestive heart disease at 79
  • Mitchell Goodman, American writer, dies at 71
  • Peter Morris, British historian of France, dies at 50
  • Thelma Moss, American actress & psychologist, dies at 78
1997 Highlights

About February 1, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
  • UK #1 Song: Beetlebum - Blur