On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Diary of Anne Frank" opens at Music Box Theater NYC
  • NBA suspends former Golden State Warriors guard Latrell Sprewell for 1 year for attacking coach P.J. Carlesimo
  • Nizar Hamdoon warns that Iraq will not allow oil to flow during a third six-month phase of the UN's oil-for-food sale until the UN approves an aid distribution plan

Famous Deaths

  • David Abell Wood, priest, dies at 72
  • Joseph Wolpe, South African psychotherapist, dies at 82
  • Richard Vernon, British actor (Gandhi, Hard Days Night), dies at 72
1997 Highlights

About December 4, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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