What Happened on May 23, 1997

Historical Events

  • "King David" closes at New Amsterdam Theater NYC
  • Mel Karmazin replaces Peter Lund as CEO of CBS TV

Famous Deaths

  • Lovie Lee [Edward Lee Watson], American electric blues pianist, singer, and songwriter, dies at 88
1997 Highlights

About May 23, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: MMMBop - Hanson
  • UK #1 Song: You're Not Alone - Olive