On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1997

Historical Events

  • 6th Athletics World Championships open at Athens, Greece

Famous Deaths

  • Ngiratkel Etpison, president of Palau (1989-92), dies
  • Svyatoslav Richter, Russian pianist, dies of heart attack at 82
1997 Highlights

About August 1, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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