What Happened on April 9, 1997

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Indians pitcher Jose Mesa is acquitted of rape
  • Major League Soccer announces Miami & Chicago expansion
  • NFL announces it will give $3M to CFL & possible "World Classic Bowl"

Famous Deaths

  • Helene Hanff, author (84 Charing Cross Road), dies at 80
1997 Highlights

About April 9, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

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