On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Once Upon a Mattress" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • 10th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $5,400,186
  • 1st NY Women Film Festival opens
  • 51st Tony Awards: Titanic & Last Night of Ballyhoo win
  • After a huge 7-month buildup, Donovan Bailey of Canada beats American superstar Michael Johnson in 150m race in Toronto; disappointingly, Johnson pulls up at 110m mark with quadriceps injury
  • Hugo Banzer wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia.
  • LA Dodger Wilton Guerrero's bat breaks, revealing it is corked

Famous Weddings

Kenny Rogers

Grammy Award-winning pop-country singer Kenny Rogers (59) weds Wanda Miller (31) at his ranch in Athens, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolai Tikhonov, Soviet politician (Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union 1980-85), dies at 92
1997 Highlights

About June 1, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini