On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1997

Historical Events

  • 97th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Joel Kribel
  • Gordon Spence discovers 2^2976221 - 1 (36th known Mersenne prime)

Famous Deaths

  • Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90
1997 Highlights

About August 24, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 23 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo