What Happened on January 22, 1997

Historical Events

  • Space shuttle Atlantis successfully returns to Earth

Famous Deaths

  • Billy MacKenzie, Scottish rock vocalist (The Associates-Affectionate Punch), committed suicide at 39
  • Ian Munro, British medical journalist, humanitarian and cricketer, dies at 73
  • Irwin Levine, composer (Tie a Yellow Ribbon), dies at 58
  • Mollie Panter-Downes, British writer and columnist (The Shoreless Sea), dies at 90
  • Pilar Barbosa, Puerto Rican historian and political activist, dies at 98
  • Ron Holden, American singer (b. 1939)
  • Wally Whyton, English musician and broadcaster (BBC 2), dies at 66
1997 Highlights

About January 22, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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