On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1997

Historical Events

  • Typhoon Winnie kills 140, injures 3,000 in East China
  • US government forces closure of Hudson Foods due to E Coli break out

Famous Deaths

  • Misael Pastrana Borrero, President of Colombia (1970-74), dies
  • Yuri Nikulin, Russian clown and actor (b. 1921)
1997 Highlights

About August 21, 1997

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

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