On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Bert Haanstra, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1916)
  • Luther George Simjian, Turkish-American Inventor (teleprompter and first self-posing portrait camera), dies at 92
1997 Highlights

About October 23, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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