On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Galileo, 3rd Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 7)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Steve Irwin's "The Crocodile Hunter" debuts

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAllen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg, American beat poet (Howl, The Fall of America) and 1960s counterculture icon, dies of liver cancer via complications of hepatitis at 70

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • Alparslan Turkes, Turkish politician (MHP), dies