On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1997

Historical Events

  • After 5 days missing, Tony Bullimore rescued alive after his boat capsized in Southern Ocean

Music History

Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital

  • Krzysztof Penderecki's choral symphony "Seven Gates of Jerusalem" premieres in Jerusalem, Israel

Famous Birthdays

  • Lauryn McClain, American actress & singer, born in Decatur, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Osobka-Morawski, prime minister of Poland (1945-47), dies
  • Junaidu ibn Buhari, scholar, dies at 90
1997 Highlights

About January 9, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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