On This Day

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 Deaths

  • "Stikkan" Stig 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], sci-fi writer, dies at 74
1997 Highlights

About September 12, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo