What Happened on July 25, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
  • Carroll O'Connor found not guilty of slandering Harry Perzigian
  • Howard Stern is fired from radio station, KEGL Dallas
  • K.R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India's 10th president and the first Dalit— formerly called "untouchable"— to hold this office.
  • QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs
  • Rocker Rick Danko gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling
  • Scientists announce the first human stem cells to be cultured in a laboratory using tissue taken from aborted human embryos
  • Vincent "The Chin" Gigante found guilty of racketeering in NYC

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Ben Hogan, golfer (Masters, British Open, US Open-1953), dies at 84

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • Dora Maar, Picasso model/companion, dies at 89
  • Margaret Farrer, midwife, dies at 83