On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1997

Historical Events

  • "The Keenan Ivory Wayans 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

Film & TV History

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

Supermodel Elle MacPherson
Supermodel
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? 24 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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