On This Day

What Happened on September 30, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Too Close" single released by Next (Billboard Song of the Year, 1998)
  • Hooters agrees to pay $2 million in discrimination suits

Historic Event

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

  • Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 4

Baseball Record

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


Famous Birthdays

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen, Belgian-Dutch auto racer (F1 World Drivers C'ship 2021; CIK-FIA World C'ship 2013), born in Hasselt, Belgium

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? 24 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: 4 Seasons Of Loneliness - Boyz II Men
  • UK #1 Song: Something About The Way You Look Tonight/Candle In The Wind 97 - Elton John