On This Day

What Happened on September 22, 1997

Historical Events

  • Bentalha massacre in Algeria; over 200 villagers killed

Music releaseMusic Release

Elton John releases "Candle in the Wind 1997", a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the US

Singer Elton John
Elton John
Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • Marv Albert pleads not guilty to sexual charges

Famous Deaths

  • Bryan Ingham, English artist, dies at 61
  • Bryan Woods, soldier/clerk, dies at 76
  • Eric William Hunter Christie, barrister, dies at 77
  • George Thomas, 1st Viscount Tonypandy, British politician (Speaker of the House of Commons), dies at 97
  • Ruth Picardie, journalist, dies at 33
  • Shoichi Yokoi, Japanese WW II fighter (surrendered in 1972), dies at 82
1997 Highlights

About September 22, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo