On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1997

Historical Events

  • Farm Aid 10 concert in Texas cancelled due to weak ticket sales and moved to Illinois

Farm Aid Concert

Farm Aid 10 held in Tinley Park, Illinois; performers include Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Fogerty, Beck, Dave Matthews Band, Steve Earle, and The Allman Brothers

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
Musician Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews
Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young
  • Second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company with $17.3 million in cash taken

Famous Weddings

  • Infanta Cristina of Spain (32) weds retired handball player turned entrepreneur IƱaki Urdangarin (29) in Barcelona, Spain
  • MTV news anchor Tabitha Soren (30) weds "Liars Poker" author Michael Lewis (37) in Garrison, New York
1997 Highlights

About October 4, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 24 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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