On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1997

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Canadian based players win Cy Young Awards for best MLB pitcher; Toronto Blue Jays' Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Award; Pedro Martinez of Montreal Expos takes NL Award

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • CBS News anchor Dan Rather renews his contract to 2002
  • NHL’s new Columbus franchise (scheduled to begin play in 2000) announce team’s name would be “Blue Jackets” after soldiers in the Union army during the American Civil War
  • WNBA announces franchises in Detroit (Shock) and Washington D.C. (Mystics) would join the League as expansion teams for the 1998 season

Famous Deaths

  • Rodney Milburn, American athlete (b. 1950)
1997 Highlights

About November 11, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 23 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio