What Happened on August 24, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 97th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Joel Kribel
  • Colleen Wakjer wins Star Bank LPGA Classic
  • Gordon Spence discovers 2^2976221 - 1 (36th known Mersenne prime)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Greg Norman wins World Series of Golf shooting 273

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Greg Norman
  • Mark Calcavecchia wins Greater Vancouver Golf Open shooting 265

Famous Deaths

  • Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90