On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1997

Famous Weddings

  • "Frazier" actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer (43) weds Playboy model Camille Donatacci (29) at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu

Famous Deaths

  • Fela Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat musician and composer, dies of an illness at 58

Person of interestWilliam S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs, American writer (Naked Lunch, The Nova Trilogy) and visual artist, dies of a heart attack at 83

Writer and Artist William S. Burroughs
Writer and Artist
William S. Burroughs

1997 Highlights

About August 2, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo