On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1997

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

  • 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? 23 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius