What Happened on October 19, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Annie" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 700th World Series home run (Sandy Alomar, Cleveland Indians)

Famous Deaths

  • Glen Buxton, American guitarist (Alice Cooper) and composer, dies at 49
  • Harold French, British director and actor (The Cavalier of the Streets, Trio, Quartet), dies at 97
  • Pilar MirĂ³, Spanish screenwriter and director (Wether, Beltenebros), dies at 57

About October 19, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 7 months and 13 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: Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls