On this day in history Princess Diana died in Car Accident, August 31, 1997

Princess Diana's Death in Paris
Princess Diana's Death in Paris

On August 31st, 1997, Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris. The car was fleeing the paparazzi before it fatally crashed in a tunnel near the Siene river. Diana, 36 years old, died shortly after being hospitalized in intensive care at a hospital in Paris.

Other Events on August 31:
1935: Franklin D. Rosevelt signed the Neutrality Act.
1949: American Actor, Richard Gere was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2009: Disney announces its $4 billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment.
2010: President Obama officially ended the US mission in Iraq after 7 years in the region.
2013: British television journalist David Frost died at the age of 74.