On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson indefinitely & withholds $20m purse for biting Evander Holyfield's ear during their heavyweight title fight 28 June

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
Boxer Evander Holyfield
Evander Holyfield
  • STS 94 (Columbia 23) launches into orbit
  • United Kingdom returns Hong Kong and the New Territories to the People's Republic of China

Famous Deaths

  • Joshua Hassan, first Chief Minister of Gibraltar (1964-69, 72-87), dies at 81
  • Robert Mitchum, American actor (Out of the Past, Winds of War, North & South), dies of lung cancer and emphysema at 79