What Happened on June 20, 1997

Historical Events

  • Negotiators announce agreement in principle with tobacco industry

Famous Birthdays

  • B├ílint Kopasz, Hungarian canoeist (Olympic gold men's K-1 1000m 2020; World C'ship gold 2019), born in Szeged, Hungary
  • Maria Lark, Russian-born American actress

Famous Deaths

  • John Akii-bua, Ugandan athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1972), dies at 49
  • Lawrence Payton, American pop & soul singer (Four Tops - "I'll Be There"), dies at 59
1997 Highlights

About June 20, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112
  • UK #1 Song: MMMbop - Hanson