On This Day

What Happened on January 11, 1997

Historical Events

  • Telstar 401 Satellite Fails

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? 24 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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