What Happened on June 17, 1997

Historical Events

  • NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 & Minneapolis-St Paul & Columbus, Ohio in 2000
  • Wynton Marsalis releases his "Blood on the Fields" album (first jazz work to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music - 1997) [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • KJ Apa [Keneti James Apa], New Zealand actor (Riverdale), born in Auckland, New Zealand
Born in 1997

Famous Weddings

Robert De Niro

Actress and philanthropist Grace Hightower (42) weds actor Robert De Niro (53) at their Marbletown home

About June 17, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112
  • UK #1 Song: MMMbop - Hanson