On This Day

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 interestEvent of Interest

Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as president of Nicaragua

President of Nicaragua Arnoldo Aleman
President of Nicaragua
Arnoldo Aleman
  • Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits
  • Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map

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 football player, dies at 74
  • Hilary Grover Barratt Brown, conservationist, dies at 71
  • Shiv Verma, Indian revolutionary soldier, dies at 88
1997 Highlights

About January 10, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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