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
1997 History

Famous Weddings

Colin Firth

British "Bridget Jones' Diary" actor Colin Firth (36) weds Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli (27) in Tuscany, Italy; divorce 2019

  • 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"; "In The Rain"), dies at 68 or 73 [birth year disputed]
  • Fidel Velázquez Sánchez, Mexican labor leader, dies at 97
  • Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, producer, and director (Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman), dies at 65

About June 21, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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