What Happened on February 24, 1997

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Deng Xiaoping the former paramount leader of China is cremated five days after he passed away

  • Qatar inaugurates the world's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporting facility and formally launches Qatar Liquefied Gas Co.
  • South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp
1997 History

Famous Deaths

  • Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69

About February 24, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Wannabe - Spice Girls
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Speak - No Doubt