On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Ivanov" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 51 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Flyers Eric Lindros tries to bite San Jose defenseman Marty McSorley

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • 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
  • 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

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
1997 Highlights

About November 20, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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