What Happened on May 2, 1997

Historical Events

Film Release

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

  • Mercury Mail announces its 1 millionth internet subscriber

Film & TV History

Police arrest transsexual prostitute Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy

  • Republic of Texas security chief Robert Scheidt surrenders

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

  • John Eccles, Australian neurologist (1963 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for work on the synapse), dies at 94
  • Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator and philosopher (critical pedagogy), 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? 25 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

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