On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1997

Historical Events

  • Sinn Féin accepts Mitchell Principles on para-military disarmament

Famous Deaths

Burgess Meredith

Burgess Meredith, American actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), dies at 88

Richie Ashburn

Richie Ashburn, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (6 × MLB All-Star; NL batting champion 1955, 58; Philadelphia Phillies) and sportscaster (Phillies TV 1963-71), dies of a heart attack at 70


1997 Highlights

About September 9, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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