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
1997 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Suzanne Schulting, Dutch speed skater (Olympic gold 1,000m 2018, 22; 3,000m relay 2022; 7 x World C'ship gold; WR 1000m: 1:26:514 2022), born in Groningen, Netherlands
Born in 1997

Famous Deaths

  • Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist, dies at 81
  • Jean Françaix, French classical pianist, and composer, dies at 85
  • Sayed ad-Darsh, Egyptian-British Muslim scholar and broadcaster, dies at 66

About September 25, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Honey - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997 - Elton John