What Happened on September 5, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Deaths

  • Georg Solti, conductor, dead, dies at 84
  • 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