On This Day

What Happened on July 13, 1997

Historical Events

  • Indonesian ferry sinks, killing at least 77

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Larry Gilbert wins his lone career major title by 3 strokes from Isao Aoki, Bob Dickson, Jack Kiefer and Dave Stockton

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

US Open Women's Golf, Pumpkin Ridge GC: Alison Nicholas of England wins her lone major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Nancy Lopez

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandra Danilova, Russian-American ballerina (The Turning Point), dies at 92
  • Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (b. 1968)
1997 Highlights

About July 13, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer