On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1997

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69
1997 Highlights

About February 24, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces