What Happened on August 4, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Keenan Ivory Wayan Show" premieres on Fox TV
  • 185,000 Teamsters union United Parcel Service drivers walk off the job.
  • In Colombia, international oil company Occidental Petroleum declare force majeure on all oil exports from the Cano Limon field after a series of attacks knocked out a major oil pipeline

Famous Deaths

  • Jeanne Calment, world's oldest person (Feb 21 1875), dies at 122