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

Event of Interest

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
1997 History

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Goodman, American jazz bassist, and sometimes tuba player, dies at 91
  • Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (b. 1905)

About October 22, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 7 months and 16 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