On This Day

What Happened on September 30, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Too Close" single released by Next (Billboard Song of the Year 1998)
  • 1st time 3 cons HRs in post season-Raines, Jeter, O'Neill (NY Yankees)
  • Hooters agrees to pay $2 million in discrimination suits

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Howard's Australian government gun buy back scheme ends with more than 640,000 firearms compulsorily acquired, including many newly illegal semi-automatic rifles and shotguns

25th Australian Prime Minister John Howard
25th Australian Prime Minister
John Howard
  • Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 4

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Yanks Tim Raines, Derek Jeter & Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutively homers in post season (Yanks beat Indians 8-6)

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
MLB Right Fielder Paul O'Neill
MLB Right Fielder
Paul O'Neill

Famous Deaths

  • Male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65
  • Richard Selwyn Francis Schiling, British professor of occupational health, dies at 86
1997 Highlights

About September 30, 1997

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

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra