On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Dr Sam Sheppard's body (Fugitive) is exhumed for DNA test

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Peder Syse, Prime Minister of Norway (1989-90), dies
  • John Seldon Whale, theologian, dies at 100
  • Red Skelton [Richard], American comedian (Red Skelton Show), dies at 84