On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds
  • 47th NBA All-Star Game, Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH: East beats West, 132-120; MVP: Glen Rice, Charlotte Hornets, F
  • Fox cartoon series "Simpsons" airs 167th episode the longest-running animated series in cartoon history

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Evans, actor (Dr Upton-Dr in the House), dies at 53
  • Brian Connolly, lead singer (Sweet), dies of heart failure at 52