On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

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
  • 58th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Hale Irwin
  • Cubs beat NY Mets ending NL worst opening, lost 14 straight games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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