On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Tracy, American radio personality (The Street Singer), dies at 98
1997 Highlights

About October 9, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 24 years and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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