What Happened on June 26, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Galileo, Ganymede Observations (Orbit 9)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 1st book in J. K. Rowling's best-selling series, is published

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
  • The U.S. Supreme Court upholds doctor-assisted suicide ban
  • U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the Communications Decency Act, inconsistent with the 1st Amendment

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Don Hutson, first NFL wide receiver, dies at 84

First Wide Receiver in NFL History Don Hutson
First Wide Receiver in NFL History
Don Hutson
  • Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Native Hawaiian musician, entertainer and Hawaiian sovereignty advocate, dies at 38