On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1997

Historical Events

Music 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 Birthdays

  • Kyler Murray, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2018, U of Oklahoma; 2019 NFL Draft #1 pick Arizona Cardinals), born in Bedford, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas Gray, Scottish record and film producer, dies at 74
  • Vincent Gulliver, Britain's oldest man, dies at 109
1997 Highlights

About August 7, 1997

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

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