On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1997

Historical Events

  • UN Security renews its "oilforfood" initiative whereby Iraq may sell $2 billion worth of oil to buy food, medicine and other necessities to alleviate civilian suffering under the sanctions imposed when it invaded Kuwait in 1990

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny "Hammond" Smith, American jazz and bop organist (Wild Horses Rock Steady), dies of cancer at 63
  • Kurt Alfred Adler, therapist/writer, dies at 92
  • Ronnie Lane, British bassist (Faces), dies of multiple sclerosis at 51
1997 Highlights

About June 4, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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