What Happened on January 10, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Rehearsal" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • 1st Comet of 1997 Discovered: Comet 1997 A1
  • 4,000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight"

Event of Interest

Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as president of Nicaragua

  • Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits
  • Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map
1997 History

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander R. Todd, British chemist (Nobel Prize 1957), dies at 89
  • Alvinio Misciano, Italian tenor, killed in a fall from a window
  • Darrell A. Amyx, American classical archaeologist (Greek Ceramics), dies at 85
  • Elspeth Huxley, English author (The Flame Trees of Thika and The Mottled Lizard), dies at 89
  • George Young, Scottish soccer defender (54 caps; Rangers 293 games), dies at 74
  • Hilary Grover Barratt Brown, conservationist, dies at 71
  • Shiv Verma, Indian revolutionary soldier, dies at 88

About January 10, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
  • UK #1 Song: 2 Become 1 - Spice Girls