June 23, 1997 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Dow Jones drops 192.25 pts
  • In the Central African Republic, soldiers fire on foreign peacekeepers in the third major rebellion since May

Deaths in History

  • "Wino" Willie Forkner, American biker (Wild One), dies of heart attack at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Betty Shabazz, American educator and civil rights activist who was the widow of Malcolm X, dies from burns suffered in a fire started by her young grandson at 63

Civil Rights Activist Betty Shabazz
Civil Rights Activist
Betty Shabazz