On This Day

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

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

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire

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PGA Seniors' Championship Men’s Golf, 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

Famous Birthdays

1997 Highlights

About April 20, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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