What Happened on May 6, 1997

Historical Events

Hall of Fame

12th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Bee Gees; Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills & Nash; The Jackson Five; Joni Mitchell; Parliament-Funkadelic; The (Young) Rascals; Mahalia Jackson; Bill Monroe; and Syd Nathan

  • NHL Hartford Whalers become Carolina Hurricanes
  • Rick Pitino becomes coach of Boston Celtics
  • The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history
  • US Army Staff Sgt Delmar Simpson gets 25-year sentence in military prison for 18 counts of rape, and other offenses (part of the Aberdeen Scandal)

Famous Weddings

  • "The X-Files" actor David Duchovny (36) weds actress Tea Leoni (31) in the garden of the Grace Church School
1997 Highlights

About May 6, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts