On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1997

Historical Events

  • Korean Air 747 with 331 aboard crashes in Guam, 29 survive
  • Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of world trade center bombing goes on trial
  • Soyuz TM-26 crew of Anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov, launched

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence M. Kelley, American 2nd Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1973-77), dies at 85
  • Don Steele, LA radio personality (KRTH), dies of cancer at 61
1997 Highlights

About August 5, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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