On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1997

Historical Events

  • An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 56th HR of 1997

Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder Ken Griffey Jr.
Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder
Ken Griffey Jr.

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Kingsley, American screenwriter (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), dies at 87
1997 Highlights

About September 26, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra