What Happened on February 9, 1997

Historical Events

  • 11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds wins
  • 47th NBA All-Star Game, Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH: East beats West, 132-120; MVP: Glen Rice, Charlotte Hornets, F

Film & TV History

Fox cartoon series "The Simpsons" airs 167th episode; longest-running animated series in cartoon history


Famous Birthdays

  • Catie Waters, American jazz and R&B singer-songwriter, born in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Evans, actor (Dr Upton-Dr in the House), dies at 53
  • Brian Connolly, Scottish rock singer (Sweet, 1968-79- "The Ballroom Blitz"), dies of heart failure at 51
  • L.F. "Jack" Owen, American blues singer and guitarist ("It Must've Been The Devil"), dies at 92
1997 Highlights

About February 9, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
  • UK #1 Song: Discotheque - U2