What Happened on August 31, 1997

Historical Events

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

Event of Interest

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

Sports History

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
1997 History

Famous Deaths

Diana SpencerDiana Spencer (1961-1997)

English Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36

  • Dodi Fayed, Egyptian businessman, died in a car crash in Paris with Diana, Princess of Wales,at 42

About August 31, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 8 months and 28 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