On This Day

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 NHL centre (1st pick 2015 Draft by Edmonton Oilers), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Egan Bernal, Colombian cyclist (Tour de France 2019), born in Bogotá, Colombia

Famous Deaths

  • William Mills, painter, dies at 74
1997 Highlights

About January 13, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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