On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1997

Historical Events

Golden Globes

54th Golden Globes: The English Patient, Geoffrey Rush, & Brenda Blethyn win

Historic Event

Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat

Famous Deaths

  • Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White in Disney's animated film, dies at 70
  • George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher, dies at 88
  • James Dickey, American poet, novelist and lecturer (Deliverance, Buckdancer's Choice), dies at 73
1997 Highlights

About January 19, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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