What Happened on August 31, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Gin Game" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 144 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in a road tunnel in Paris

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • Don Mattingly's #23 is retired by NY Yankees
  • Last episode of Rolanda airs
  • Scott Hoch wins Greater Milwaukee Golf Open with a 268

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer