On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1997

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestNaomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka, Japanese tennis player (US Open 2018, 20), born in Osaka, Japan

Tennis Player Naomi Osaka
Tennis Player
Naomi Osaka

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
1997 Highlights

About October 16, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 23 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra