On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1997

Historical Events

  • Dow Jones drops 192.25 pts
  • In the Central African Republic, soldiers fire on foreign peacekeepers in the third major rebellion since May

Famous Deaths

  • "Wino" Willie Forkner, American biker (Wild One), dies of heart attack at 77

Person of interestBetty Shabazz

Betty Shabazz, American educator and civil rights activist who was the widow of Malcolm X, dies from burns suffered in a fire started by her young grandson at 63

Civil Rights Activist Betty Shabazz
Civil Rights Activist
Betty Shabazz

1997 Highlights

About June 23, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer