On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Melissa Drexler, 18, charged with killing her baby during her prom
  • Seat Mariner Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Oakland A's but loses
  • USAF reports Roswell 'space aliens' were dummies

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry (30) divorces MLB outfielder David Justice (31) after more than 4 years of marriage

Actress Halle Berry
Halle Berry
MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Keith, American actor (Family Affair, Loneliest Runner, The Parent Trap), commits suicide at 75
  • Jacques Van der Schueren, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 75