On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1997

Historical Events

  • Mariners Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Chicago White Sox
  • The UN approves a sale-price formula for Iraqi crude oil sales under the oil-for-food plan

Famous Deaths

  • Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74
1997 Highlights

About August 8, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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