On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1997

Historical Events

  • Cleve Marquis Grissom World Series hitting streak ends after 15 games
  • Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38°F)
  • Compaq testifies Microsoft threaten to break Windows 95 agreement if they showcased a Netscape icon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Larry Flynt sells Hustler in a non-zoned area of Cincinnati

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Second longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins & Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11
  • 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? 23 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra