What Happened on October 9, 1997

Historical Events

  • ABL players allowed to own stock in the league
  • Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico
  • Nobel prize for literature awarded to Italian playwright Dario Fo
  • North Carolina's record winning college basketball coach Dean Smith retires
  • NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties
1997 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jharrel Jerome, American actor (When They See Us), born in The Bronx, New York
Born in 1997

About October 9, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight - Elton John
  • UK #1 Song: Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997 - Elton John