What Happened on April 26, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Life" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC

Famous Deaths

  • Gene Ames, American singer (Ames Brothers), dies of cancer at 73
  • Joey Faye, American comedian (Joey Faye's Follies), dies at 86
  • John Beal [James Andrew Bliedung], American actor (10 Who Dare, I Am the Law, Les Misérables), dies at 87
  • Peng Zhen, mayor of Beijing China (1951-66), dies at 94
1997 Highlights

About April 26, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 11 months and 1 day
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