What Happened on September 12, 1997

Historical Events

  • NY Met John Olerud hits for the cycle
  • The UN passes a resolution allowing Iraq to reach the $2.14 billion oil sales limit under its oil-for-food program

Famous Birthdays

  • Sydney Sweeney, American actress (Euphoria, The White Lotus), born in Spokane, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • (Stig) "Stikkan" Anderson, Swedish actor, music entrepreneur and co-founder of Polar Music (ABBA), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Janet Leach, American potter, dies at 79
  • Judith Merril [Grossman], American-Canadian sci-fi writer, dies at 74
1997 Highlights

About September 12, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 25 years and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Honey - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: The Drugs Don't Work - Verve