On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1997

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Newt Gingrich narrowly re-elected speaker of the US House of Representatives

US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
US Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich

Famous Birthdays

  • Lamar Jackson Jr., American NFL quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2016, Louisville; Pro Bowl 2019, Baltimore Ravens), born in Pompano Beach, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Desmond Flower, English publisher, dies at 89
  • Sándor Végh, Hungarian-French violinist teacher and conductor, dies at 84
1997 Highlights

About January 7, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn