What Happened on March 26, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Annie" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City, and runs for 239 performances.
  • NHL announces Anaheim Mighty Ducks & Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 season in Japan
  • Thirty-nine bodies found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides
1997 History

Famous Deaths

  • Marshall Applewhite, American cult leader (Heaven's Gate), dies leading a mass suicide at 65

About March 26, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 2 months and 15 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: Mama/Who Do You Think You Are - Spice Girls