On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday

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)