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
1997 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Olivia Holt, American actress (Cloak and Dagger) and singer, born in Germantown, Tennessee
  • Yungblud [Dominic Harrison], English singer-songwriter (Weird!) and actor, born in Doncaster, England
Born in 1997

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

About August 5, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112
  • UK #1 Song: I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Ft. 112