On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Keenan Ivory Wayan Show" premieres on Fox TV
  • 185,000 Teamsters union United Parcel Service drivers walk off the job.
  • In Colombia, international oil company Occidental Petroleum declare force majeure on all oil exports from the Cano Limon field after a series of attacks knocked out a major oil pipeline

Event of interestEvent of Interest

William Ryan Holt and Michael Mischler are arrested for breaking into Elle MacPherson’s Los Angeles home

Supermodel Elle MacPherson
Elle MacPherson

Famous Deaths

  • Jeanne Calment, world's oldest person (born Feb 21, 1875), dies at 122 years, 164 days
1997 Highlights

About August 4, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo