What Happened on November 19, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Eugene Onegin" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • "Old Neighborhood" opens at Booth Theater NYC
  • McCaughey septuplets born to Bobbi McCaughey in Des Moines, Iowa. First set of septuplets to survive infancy.
  • STS 87 (Columbia 24) launches into orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexis May McCaughey, American septuplet (2), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Brandon James McCaughey, American septuplet (5), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Joel Steven McCaughey, American septuplet (7), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Kelsey Ann McCaughey, American septuplet (4), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Kenneth Robert McCaughey, American septuplet (1), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Natalie Sue McCaughey, American septuplet (3), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Nathaniel Roy McCaughey, American septuplet (6), born in Des Moines, Iowa

Famous Deaths

  • Christina Corrigan, American obese girl (680 lbs), dies at 13
  • Durlyn Eddmonds, American murderer, executed at 45
  • Walter Stewart, American murderer, executed at 42
1997 Highlights

About November 19, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight - Elton John
  • UK #1 Song: Barbie Girl - Aqua