What Happened on August 25, 1997

Historical Events

  • Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill Berlin Wall policy.

Album Release

Welsh rock band Stereophonics release their debut studio album "Word Gets Around"

Famous Birthdays

  • Holly Gibbs, English actress

Famous Deaths

  • Clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies
  • James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker, dies at 70
  • Robert Pinget, French novelist (The Interrogation) and playwright, dies at 78
1997 Highlights

About August 25, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mo Money Mo Problems - The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Puff Daddy & Mase
  • UK #1 Song: Men in Black - Will Smith