What Happened on November 20, 1997

Historical Events

  • Iraq's Revolution Command Council formally endorses an agreement, arranged by Russia, that enables UN weapons inspection teams to resume operations in Iraq
  • Last original Florida Marlin, Jeff Conine, traded to KC Royals
  • Mavericks' A C Green sets NBA record of 907 consecutive games played
  • NY Islanders lose, beginning a 10 game losing streak

Sports History

Philadelphia Flyers Eric Lindros tries to bite San Jose Sharks defenseman Marty McSorley

Music History

Revival of Anton Chekov's stage drama "Ivanov", starring Kevin Kline, opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater, NYC; runs for 51 performances

  • Yohannes Haile-Selassie discovers the partial skull of a 2.5 million year old human ancestor, confirming and establishing the new species Australopithecus garhi, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia
1997 History

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Littlefield, American MLB pitcher, dies at 71
  • Gary Burris, American murderer (Kenneth Chambers), executed in Indiana at 40
  • Robert Palmer, American rock critic, dies at 52

About November 20, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 4 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