On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Young Man From Atlanta" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 85 performances
  • French Open Men's Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil wins first of 3 French titles; beats Spaniard Sergi Bruguera 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

Famous Deaths

  • George Turner, Australian author (b. 1916)