What Happened on October 30, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "The Cherry Orchard" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona announces his retirement from football on his 37th birthday

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • Shirley Allen, 51, held Illinois police off for 39 days captured

Famous Deaths

  • Sam Fuller, director/writer (Big Red One), dies at 86
  • Samuel Fuller, American actor and writer (The Steel Helmet, Return to Salem's Lot), dies from natural causes at 85