What Happened on January 20, 1997

Historical Events

  • 2nd Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Fargo wins Best Film
  • Comet Hale-Bopp crosses Mars' orbit
  • French electronic dance duo Daft Punk release their album "Homework"
  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans LA on KKND 106.7 FM
  • Pakistan defeat West Indies 2-0 to win Aust one-day Series
1997 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Blueface [Johnathan Jamall Porter], American rapper (Respect My Cryppin; Thotiana), born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1997

Famous Deaths

Curt Flood (1938-1997)

American baseball player (St Louis Cards), dies of throat cancer at 59

  • Edith Haisman, the oldest survivor of Titanic, dies at 100
  • Vladimir Yamnikov, owner (Kristall vodka), dies of cirrhosis at 56

About January 20, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (United States)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
  • UK #1 Song: Your Woman - White Town