What Happened on August 31, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Gin Game" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 144 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in a road tunnel in Paris

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • Don Mattingly's #23 is retired by NY Yankees
  • Eddie George runs for 216 yards on 35 carries and scores a touchdown as the Oilers, playing their first NFL game in Tennessee, beat Oakland 24-21 in overtime at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis
  • Last episode of Rolanda airs
  • Scott Hoch wins Greater Milwaukee Golf Open with a 268

Famous Deaths


Person of interestDiana Spencer

Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer