What Happened on January 23, 1997

Famous Deaths

  • Audie Pitre, American bass guitarist (Acid Bath), killed by a drunk driver at 26
  • Charles Craig, English opera singer, dies at 77
  • Jeremy Maas, British writer and art dealer, dies at 68
  • Laura "Dinky" Patterson, dies bungee jumping at Super Bowl rehearsal at 43
  • Randy Greenawalt, American convicted killer, executed by injection at 47
  • Richard Berry, African-American singer and musician (Louie Louie), dies at 61
  • Roger John Tayler, British astrophysicist (author of The Origin of the Chemical Elements), dies at 67
1997 Highlights

About January 23, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 26 years and 4 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