On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1997

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

  • Samuel Fuller, American screenwriter and director (Shock Corridor, The Big Red One), dies from natural causes at 85
1997 Highlights

About October 30, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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