On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Music concertMusic Concert

Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC's Central Park for HBO, later releasing it as Garth: Live from Central Park

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • STS 85 (Discovery 23) launches into orbit
  • Ung Huot appointed Cambodia's 1st premier

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas Gray, Scottish record and film producer, dies at 74
  • Vincent Gulliver, Britain's oldest man, dies at 109