On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1997

Historical Events

  • Shelly Moore, 18, of Tenn, crowned 15th Miss Teen USA
  • Souhane massacre in Algeria; over 60 people are killed and 15 kidnapped.

Famous Deaths

  • Norris Bradbury, American physicist (b. 1909)
1997 Highlights

About August 20, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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