What Happened on January 11, 1997

Historical Events

  • Telstar 401 Satellite Fails

Famous Birthdays

Cody SimpsonCody Simpson (26 years old)

Australian singer ("iYiYi", "All Day") and swimmer, born in Logan City, Queensland

Born in 1997

Famous Deaths

  • Cavan O'Connor, British singer ("I'm Only a Strolling Vagabond"), dies at 97
  • Duncan Wood, television director and producer, dies at 71
  • Helen Foster Snow, American journalist (reported from China in the 1930s), dies at 89
  • Sheldon Leonard, American actor, producer and director (Danny Thomas Show, Big Eddie), dies at 89
1997 Highlights

About January 11, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 2 months and 10 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