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

Larry King

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

Famous Deaths

  • Leon Edel, biographer, dies at 89

Mother 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

  • 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? 24 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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