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 Deaths

  • 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