What Happened on April 8, 1997

Historical Events

  • Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 4 Beta
  • STS 83 (Columbia 22) lands

Famous Birthdays

  • Evan Mock, American model and actor (Gossip Girl), born in Hawaii
Born in 1997

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Hayes, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1983-93), dies at 79
  • Laura Nyro, American singer-songwriter ("Wedding Bell Blues"; "Stoned Soul Picnic"; "And When I Die"), dies of ovarian cancer at 49

About April 8, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 1 month and 20 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: I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly