On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1997

Historical Events

Boxing 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

  • 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
1997 Highlights

About July 1, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Canada Day (Canada)

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