On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1997

Historical Events

  • 1st US ambassador since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam
  • San Diego Padres retire #35 worn by pitcher Randy Jones

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Devaney, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (National C'ship, University of Nebraska 1970, 71; University of Wyoming; career record 136–30–7), dies at 82
  • Marco Ferreri, Italian film director, dies at 68
  • Willy Hess, Swiss musicologist, composer and famous Beethoven scholar, dies at 90
1997 Highlights

About May 9, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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