What Happened on July 15, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Donatella Versace launches her first couture collection for her brother's Versace label, a year after his murder
  • Jerold Mackenzie awarded $26.6M (later reduced to $625,000) for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co worker

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Chaig, paleontologist (Carl Sagan of BBC), dies at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer (Versace), shot and murdered by Andrew Cunanan at 50

Fashion Designer Gianni Versace
Fashion Designer
Gianni Versace