On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Side Show," opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 91 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Naomi Osaka, Japanese tennis player (US Open 2018), born in Osaka, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Adam Kennedy, American actor, screenwriter, novelist ant painter (The Californians, Just Like Humphrey Bogart), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Audra Lindley, American actress (Three's Company, The Relic, Ropers), dies of complications from leukemia at 79
  • James A. Michener, American author (South Pacific, Sayonara), dies of kidney failure at 90