What Happened on November 17, 1997

Historical Events

  • In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).

Famous Deaths

  • David Ignatow, American poet (Tread the Dark, Rescue the Dead), dies at 83
  • Wilfred Josephs, British composer (Rebecca; Requiem), dies at 70

About November 17, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight - Elton John
  • UK #1 Song: Barbie Girl - Aqua