On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1997

Historical Events

  • Athens in Greece, selected to host 2004 Olympics
  • Orioles beat Yankes 13-9 in longest 9 inning game

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

TV and radio host Larry King (64) weds singer Shawn Southwick (38) at the hospital room in Los Angeles, California

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King

Famous Deaths

  • Leon Edel, biographer, dies at 89

Person of interestMother Teresa

Mother Teresa [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Albanian born Indian nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize, 1979), dies of cardiac arrest at 87

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Sir Georg Solti [Gy├Ârgy Stern], Hungarian-British conductor, winner of 31 Grammy awards (Chicago Symphony, 1969-91), dies at 84
1997 Highlights

About September 5, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo