On This Day

What Happened on June 25, 1997

Historical Events

Historic Event

Christies auctions off Princess Diana's clothing for $5.5 million

Historic Publication

Danielle Steel’s romantic novel “Special Delivery” is published

  • Galileo, 2nd Callisto Flyby (Orbit 9)
  • Intelsat 802 Ariane 4 Launch is successful
  • Jamaica issues warrant for singer Sade, who fails to report to court on charges of failure to obey a cop who signaled her to stop

Sports History

NBA Draft: Wake Forest power forward Tim Duncan first pick by San Antonio Spurs

  • NHL approves franchises in Nashville, Atlanta, Columbus, and Minnesota-St Paul
  • Progress M-34 Collides with and damages Mir Space Station

Famous Divorces

Jim Carrey

"Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • William Lyle Woratzeck, American convicted killer, executed in Arizona at 51
  • Ziggy Talent, American singer (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 85
1997 Highlights

About June 25, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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