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

Larry King

American TV and radio host Larry King (64) weds (for 7th, and final time) American singer Shawn Southwick (38) in a hospital room in Los Angeles, California; he dies during divorce proceedings in 2021

Famous Deaths

  • Leon Edel, American-Canadian biographer (Henry James), dies at 89

Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

Albanian-born Indian nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize, 1979), dies of cardiac arrest at 87

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

About September 5, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 26 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mo Money Mo Problems - The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Puff Daddy & Mase
  • UK #1 Song: Men in Black - Will Smith