On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1997

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • 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 (Gold 1972 Olympics), dies in an accident at 49
1997 Highlights

About November 11, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 24 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Veterans Day (United States)

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