On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1997

Historical Events

  • US space probe Pathfinder lands on Ares Vallis Mars

Famous Weddings

  • "Beverly Hills 90210" actor Ian Ziering (34) weds model-actress Nikki Schieler (26) in Beverly Hills, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Bill Murray (46) weds costume designer Jennifer Butler (30)

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Actor/Comedian
Bill Murray

Famous Deaths

  • Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Mexican drug lord (Ju├írez Cartel), dies at 40
  • Charles Kuralt, American news anchor (CBS Sunday Morning), dies at 62
1997 Highlights

About July 4, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

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