What Happened on September 7, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Karrie Webb wins Safeway LPGA Golf Championship
  • Steve Jones wins Canadian Golf Open with a 275
  • The first test flight of the F-22 Raptor takes place.
  • US Open Men's Tennis: Patrick Rafter of Australia wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Canadian Greg Rusedski 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Famous Deaths

  • Alex Macintosh, broadcaster/actor (Hell Fight), dies at 72
  • Derek Taylor, Beatles publicist, dies of cancer at 65

Person of interestMobutu Sese Seko

Mobutu Sese Seko, President of Zaire (1965-97), dies at 66

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko