What Happened on October 23, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Triumph of Love" opens at Royale Theater NYC
  • At 6:11 AM San Francisco experiences a power blackout due to sabotage
  • Dow Jones drops 186.88 pts
  • Les Alexander, owner of Houston Rockets buys NHL's Edmonton Oilers
1997 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Nick Bosa, American NFL player (San Francisco 49ers), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Born in 1997

Famous Deaths

  • Bert Haanstra, Dutch filmmaker and director (Fanfare; Glass), dies at 81
  • Luther Simjian, Armenian-American Inventor (teleprompter and first self-posing portrait camera), dies at 92

About October 23, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

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