On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Justin Gimelstob & Chanda Rubin clinch first title for the US; beat South African pair Wayne Ferreira & Amanda Coetzer 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 for a 2-1 victory

Famous Weddings

  • "Smothers Brothers" actor-singer Dick Smothers (58) weds Denby Franklin (47) in Las Vegas

LoveWedding of Interest

Czech Republic's first president Vaclav Havel (60) weds Czech actress Dagmar Havlova (43) in Prague, Czech Republic

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel

Famous Deaths

  • Harry B Helmsley, owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87