On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1997

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery", starring Mike Myers and Elizabeth Hurley, is released

Actress Elizabeth Hurley
Actress
Elizabeth Hurley
Actor Robert Wagner
Actor
Robert Wagner
Actor and Comedian Mike Myers
Actor and Comedian
Mike Myers
  • Mercury Mail announces its 1 millionth internet subscriber

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Police arrest transsexual prostitute Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy

  • Republic of Texas security chief Robert Scheidt surrenders

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Donald Trump and Marla Maples announce they are separating

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Actress and Model Marla Maples
Actress and Model
Marla Maples

Famous Deaths

  • Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator and philosopher, dies at 75
  • Queen Mother Moore, African-American civil rights activist and humanitarian, dies at 98
1997 Highlights

About May 2, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus