May 20, 1997 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Cosmos Zenit-2 Launch (Russia), Failed
  • Thor-2A Delta 2 Launch (Norway/USA), Successful

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Clinton signs an executive order barring new US investment in Burma (also known as Myanmar), effective May 21 and renewable annually

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

Deaths in History

  • Virgilio Boat, president of Colombia (1986-90), dies