What Happened on April 20, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Gin Game" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 144 performances
  • "Present Laughter" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
  • 1st baseball game in Hawaii, Cards beat Padres in doubleheader
  • 27th Easter Seal Telethon raises $47,392,682
  • Cubs beat NY Mets ending NL worst opening, lost 14 straight games

Sports History

Mark McGwire is 4th to HR on Detroit Tiger left field roof (others are Frank Howard, Harmon Killibrew, & Cecil Fielder)

Senior PGA Championship

Senior PGA Championship, PGA National GC: Defending champion Hale Irwin wins his second of 3 straight Senior PGA C’ships by streeting runners-up Dale Douglass and Jack Nicklaus by 12 strokes

1997 History

Famous Birthdays

Alexander ZverevAlexander Zverev (26 years old)

German tennis player (ATP Finals 2018; US Open 2020 runner-up), born in Hamburg, Germany

Born in 1997

About April 20, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy (Featuring Mase)
  • UK #1 Song: I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly