On This Day

What Happened on January 10, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Rehersal" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • 1st Comet of 1997 Discovered: Comet 1997 A1
  • 4,000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight"
  • Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits
  • Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Right-winger Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as president of Nicaragua

President of Nicaragua Arnoldo Aleman
President of Nicaragua
Arnoldo Aleman

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