What Happened on January 13, 1997

Historical Events

  • Radical guerrillas hold 72 hostages and shoot at police outside the Japanese Embassy in Lima, Peru

Famous Birthdays

  • Connor McDavid, Canadian ice hockey centre (#1 pick 2015 NHL Draft by Edmonton Oilers), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Egan Bernal, Colombian road cyclist (Tour de France 2019; Giro d'Italia 2021), born in Bogotá, Colombia
Born in 1997

Famous Deaths

  • William Mills, painter, dies at 74
1997 Highlights

About January 13, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 2 months and 14 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: Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big) - Tori Amos