On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1997

Historical Events

  • Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74

Famous Deaths

  • George Malcolm, British keyboard player and conductor (Westminster Cathedral Master of the Music, 1947-59), dies at 80
1997 Highlights

About October 10, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 7 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight - Elton John
  • UK #1 Song: Something About The Way You Look Tonight/Candle In The Wind 97 - Elton John