What Happened on August 27, 1997

Historical Events

  • 54th Venice Film Festival: "Hana-bi" directed by Takeshi Kitano wins Golden Lion

Famous Deaths

  • Brandon Tartikoff, American TV executive and president of NBC (1981-91), dies from Hodgkin lymphoma at 48
  • Jeep Swenson, American actor (Batman & Robin), dies of heart failure at 40
1997 Highlights

About August 27, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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