What Happened on January 4, 1997

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

Václav Havel

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


Famous Deaths

  • Harry B Helmsley, American billionaire real estate developer (purchased Empire State Building, 1961), dies at 87
1997 Highlights

About January 4, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
  • UK #1 Song: 2 Become 1 - Spice Girls