On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1997

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

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? 24 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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