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; Australian Open 2019, 21), born in Osaka, Japan

Tennis Player Naomi Osaka
Tennis Player
Naomi Osaka

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? 23 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra