What Happened on April 5, 1997

Historical Events

  • Galileo, 3rd Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 7)

Film & TV History

Steve Irwin's "The Crocodile Hunter" debuts

Famous Deaths

Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg (1926-1997)

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

  • Alparslan Turkes, Turkish politician (MHP), dies

About April 5, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy (Featuring Mase)
  • UK #1 Song: Block Rockin' Beats - Chemical Brothers