On This Day

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).

Hall of Fame

Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

Famous Deaths

  • Wilfred Josephs, British composer (Rebecca; Requiem), dies at 70
1997 Highlights

About November 17, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 24 years and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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