What Happened on June 25, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Christies auctions off Princess Di's clothing for $5.5 million

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel
  • Galileo, 2nd Callisto Flyby (Orbit 9)
  • Intelsat 802 Ariane 4 Launch, Successful
  • Jamaica issues a warrant for singer Sade, who fails to report to court on charges of failure to obey a cop who signaled her to stop
  • NHL approves franchises in Nashville, Atlanta, Columbus, and Minnesota-St Paul
  • Progress M-34 Collides with and damages Mir Space Station

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Actor and Comedian Jim Carrey
Actor and Comedian
Jim Carrey

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau, French oceanographer, dies of heart attack at 87

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau
  • William Lyle Woratzeck, convicted killer, executed in Ariz at 51
  • Ziggy Talent, American singer (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 85