What Happened on October 31, 1997

Historical Events

  • British au pair Louise Woodward, 19, sentenced to life for the death of Matthew Eappen 8½ months (judge changes to time served)

Famous Birthdays

  • Marcus Rashford, English footballer (Manchester United) and advocate for school lunches, born in Wythenshawe, England

Famous Deaths

  • Wilfrid Oulton, British Royal Air Force officer, dies at 86
1997 Highlights

About October 31, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 10 months and 24 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