On This Day

What Happened on September 25, 1997

Historical Events

  • American sportcaster Marv Albert plea bargains in his sexual assault case
  • Britain's Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (714 mph)
  • Medical drama "ER" is performed live on TV
  • STS 86 (Atlantis 20) launches into orbit
  • WNBA announces it will add Detroit & Washington, D.C. franchises

Famous Deaths

  • Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist, dies at 81
  • Jean Françaix, French classical pianist, and composer, dies at 85
  • Sayed Mutawli ad Imam scholar/broadcaster-Darsh, dies at 66
1997 Highlights

About September 25, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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