What Happened on October 30, 1997

Historical Events

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

Sports History

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

  • Shirley Allen, 51, held Illinois police off for 39 days captured
1997 History

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel Fuller, American screenwriter and director (Shock Corridor, The Big Red One), dies from natural causes at 85

About October 30, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 10 months and 25 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: Barbie Girl - Aqua