On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • Curt Flood, 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
1997 Highlights

About January 20, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

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