On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Doll's House" closes at Belasco Theater
  • Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan


Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

US Men's Tennis Open

Two-time defending US Open champion Pete Sampras has his 17-match winning streak, the 4th-longest of the Open Era in men’s singles, snapped in a 6-7, 7-5, 7-6, 3-6, 7-6 loss to Petr Korda of Czech Republic

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Famous Birthdays

  • Jungkook [Jeon Jung-kook], South Korean pop singer-songwriter (BTS - "Euphoria"), born in Busan, South Korea
1997 Highlights

About September 1, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labor Day (United States), Labour Day (Canada)

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