On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday

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

Famous Deaths

  • Bert Haanstra, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1916)
  • Luther George Simjian, Turkish-American Inventor (teleprompter and first self-posing portrait camera), dies at 92