On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1997

Historical Events

  • Cleveland outfielder Marquis Grissom's World Series hitting streak ends after 15 games as Indians rout Florida 10-3 in coldest ever WS game (38°F)
  • Compaq testifies Microsoft threaten to break Windows 95 agreement if they showcased a Netscape icon

Historic Event

Larry Flynt sells Hustler to an under-age buyer in a non-zoned area of Cincinnati, Ohio

Sports History

NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky's wife Janet is knocked unconscious and gets 2 stitches after plexiglass falls on her watching a game

  • Yahoo completes purchase of Four11

Famous Deaths

  • Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (b. 1905)
1997 Highlights

About October 22, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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