What happened this day in history August 31, 1997

What are the important events that happened on August 31, 1997? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 31, 1997: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 31, 1997 is the 243rd day of the year 1997 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 122 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 18, 1997 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 242,496 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatetracontatrigon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $75.35. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Ox is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 31, 1997 Historical Events

  • 1997
    Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Al-Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris.

Who died on August 31, 1997?

  • 1997
    Diana, Princess of Wales (b. 1961)
  • 1997
    Dodi Al-Fayed, Egyptian film producer (b. 1955)
  • 1997
    Henri Paul, Deputy Head of Security at Hôtel Ritz Paris (b. 1956)

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