On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Defending the Caveman" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 671 performances

Sports History

NHL Draft: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) center Joe Thornton first pick by Boston Bruins

  • Women's National Basketball Association begins as NY Liberty beats LA Sparks

Famous Weddings

Colin Firth

"Bridget Jones' Diary" actor Colin Firth (36) weds Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli (27) in Tuscany, Italy

  • Princess Zahra Aga Khan (26) weds businessman Mark Boyden at the Chateau de Chantilly in Paris

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Prysock, American jazz and R&B singer ("I Didn't Sleep a Wink Last Night"), dies at 68 or 73
  • Fidel Velázquez Sánchez, Mexican labour leader (b. 1900)
  • Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, producer, and director (Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman), dies at 65
1997 Highlights

About June 21, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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