On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales held at Westminster Abbey in London

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer

Sport awardTennis Open

US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Hingis wins her first US title; outclasses Venus Williams 6-0, 6-4

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Famous Weddings

  • "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman (34) weds "Fargo" actor William H. Macy (47) in Woody Creek, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • P. H. Newby, British author and BBC radio director (b. 1918)
  • Philippe Rossillon, administrator, dies at 66