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Historical Events For 1997

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Jan 02   Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Columbus OH on WBZX 99.7 FM in the year 1997.  

Jan 02   Jim Rodger, sports writer, dies at 75 in the year 1997.  

Jan 02   Residents of southern and eastern Ontario are digging out again this morning after another round of snow on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final "Today" show on NBC-TV  

Jan 03   Eddo Brandes takes ODI hat-trick vs England at Harare in the year 1997.  

Jan 03   Zimbabwe clean-sweep ODI series vs England 3-0 in the year 1997.  

Jan 04   On this day in history canada wins the World Junior Hockey title in Switzerland.  

Jan 05   French trains are diverted to pick up stranded skiers and German rail stations are converted into homeless shelters as the death toll from Europe's longest cold spell in a decade passes 230 in the year 1997.  

Jan 05   In the year 1997 in ocean racing, Montreal solo sailor Gerry Roufs disappears at sea while circumnavigating the Globe.  

Jan 07   Newt Gingrich, narrowly re-elected speaker of the House on this day in history.  

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Jan 09   Former Toronto Argonauts and LA Kings owner Bruce McNall sentenced to five years, 10 months in prison and ordered to repay $5 million for bank fraud on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital in the year 1997.  

Jan 09   In the year 1997 twenty-nine people are killed when a Comair commuter plane crashes 18 miles from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.  

Jan 10   4,000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight" on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map in the year 1997.  

Jan 10   Right-winger Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as President of Nicaragua on this day in history.  

Jan 11   In the year 1997 23rd People's Choice Awards Bill Cosby wins  

Jan 11   Telstar 401 Satellite Fails on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Charles Huggins, surgeon/medical researcher, dies at 95 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   On this day in history ice skater Oksana Baiul injured slightly whiled driving intoxicated  

Jan 12   Space Shuttle STS 81 (Atlantis 18), launches into space in the year 1997.  

Jan 12   Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships in the year 1997.  

Jan 15   American space shuttle Atlantis docks with Russian Mir space station for the first time on this day in history.  

Jan 15   On this day in history chicago Bull Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman, Eugene Amosin the groin  

Jan 15   On this day in history jose Ignacio Domecq, wine maker, dies at 82  

Jan 15   In the year 1997 space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station  

Jan 16   A bomb exploded at an Atlanta building housing an abortion clinic. An hour later, after investigators and others had come to the scene, a second bomb went off, injuring six people on this day in history.  

Jan 16   Ennis Cosby, the son of entertainer Bill Cosby, was shot to death while changing a tire on a freeway exit ramp in Los Angeles in the year 1997.  

Jan 18   Myfanwy Piper, librettist, dies at 85 in the year 1997.  

Jan 18   In the year 1997 norway's Boerge Ousland emerges on the Pacific edge of Antarctica to become the first person to cross the continent alone and unaided.  

Jan 18   On this day in history norwegian Borge Ousland completed a 1,675-mile trek across Antarctica, the first time anyone transversed the continent alone.  

Jan 19   Adriana Caseloti, voice (Snow White), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 19   Two bombs exploded at a Tulsa, Okla., abortion clinic that had been bombed two weeks earlier on this day in history.  

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Jan 01   Graham Kersey, cricket wicket keeper, dies in car crash on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Jim Rodger, sports writer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Burton Lane, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Harry B Helmsley, owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history andre Franquin, cartoonist, dies at 72  

Jan 06   Ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist, dies at 52 in the year 1997.  

Jan 07   On this day in history desmond Flower, publisher, dies at 89  

Jan 08   In the year 1997 carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies at 68  

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