What Happened on June 26, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Galileo, Ganymede Observations (Orbit 9)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is published, the first instalment of the best selling series by J. K. Rowling

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
  • The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment
  • The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Internet indecency law
  • The U.S. Supreme Court upholds doctor-assisted suicide ban

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Don Hutson, first NFL wide receiver, dies at 84

First Wide Receiver in NFL History Don Hutson
First Wide Receiver in NFL History
Don Hutson
  • Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Hawaiian singer dies aged 38