On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1997

Famous Weddings

Kelsey Grammer

"Frasier" 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, disputedly AIDS related, at 58

William S. Burroughs

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


1997 Highlights

About August 2, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 3 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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