On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1997

Historical Events

  • Brook Lee from Hawaii, crowned 46th Miss USA (en route to Miss Universe)
  • Japan's Ministry of Finance announces plans to cut import tariffs on crude oil and most petroleum products

Famous Deaths

  • John Richard Patterson, businessman, dies at 51
  • Pamela Harriman, US Ambassador (to France), dies of stroke at 76
1997 Highlights

About February 5, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius