What Happened on October 16, 1997

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Naomi OsakaNaomi Osaka (25 years old)

Japanese tennis player (US Open 2018, 20; Australian Open 2019, 21), born in Osaka, Japan

Born in 1997

Famous Deaths

  • Adam Kennedy, American actor (The Californians) screenwriter (The Domino Principle), novelist (Just Like Humphrey Bogart), and painter, dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Audra Lindley, American actress (Three's Company; The Ropers;, The Relic), dies of complications from leukemia at 79
  • James A. Michener, American author (South Pacific; Sayonara), dies of kidney failure at 90
1997 Highlights

About October 16, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 5 months and 4 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