What Happened on October 15, 1997

Historical Events

  • Britain's Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (763.035 mph)
  • Former US Representative Dan Rostenkowski released from custody for mail fraud
  • MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 2
  • Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Jens Christain Skou, Paul D. Boyer and John E. Walker for their work on enzymes in the body

Sports History

NY jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988

  • US launches nuclear powered Cassini to Saturn
1997 History

About October 15, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 11 months and 18 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 1997 - Elton John