On This Day

What Happened on February 4, 1997

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milošević
  • En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mario Lemieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announces she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish

Famous Deaths

  • James Friell, Scottish political cartoonist (Daily Worker), dies at 84
  • Ross Lee Finney, American composer (Landscapes Remembered), dies at 90
1997 Highlights

About February 4, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius