On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Den Bosch, Netherlands: Sandrine Testud wins both her singles to lead France to 4-1 win over the Netherlands; France's first title
  • STS 86 (Atlantis 20) lands

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew Keir, actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt), dies at 71
  • Andrew Keir, Scottish character actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt, Catholics), dies at 71
  • Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler, dies at 35
  • Dave Marr, golfer/sportscaster, (PGA Championship 1965), dies of stomach cancer at 63