What Happened on May 11, 1997

Historical Events

Music History

Cheryl L. West and Shelden Epp's musical "Play On!", an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" set in 1940s Harlem, featuring music of Duke Ellington, closes at Brooks Atkinson Theatre ,NYC. after 61 performances

Sports History

Chess-playing computer Deep Blue developed by IBM defeats Russian grandmaster Garry Kasparov 3.5-2.5 in chess

  • NY Mets C Everett & Butch Huskey are 9th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1997 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Coi Leray [Collins], American rapper (No More Parties), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Lana Condor, American actress (To All the Boys I've Loved Before), born in Cần Thơ, Vietnam
Born in 1997

Famous Deaths

  • Brenda Carlin, American television producer & wife of comedian George Carlin, dies at 57

About May 11, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

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