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

  • (Vincente) "Tete" Montoliu, Catalonian jazz pianist, dies at 64
  • Louis Essen, British physicist (time measurement, speed of light determination), dies at 88
  • Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90
1997 Highlights

About August 24, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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