On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Married With Children" final episode on Fox TV
  • Iridium-1 Delta 2 Launch, Successful

Famous Deaths

  • Tolia Nikiprowetzky, French composer, ethno-musicologist and broadcaster of Russian heritage, dies at 80
  • Walter Gotell, German actor (James Bond, From Russia With Love), dies at 73
1997 Highlights

About May 5, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: May Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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