Historical Events In 1997
Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Sep 22 On this day in history bryan Woods, soldier/clerk, dies at 76
Sep 23 On this day in history "The Adventures of Pinocchio" becomes the first DVD to incorporate DVD video games
Sep 24 Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron, dies at 47 on this day in history.
Sep 29 Milner Connorton Gray, designer, dies at 97 on this day in history.
Sep 30 Male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65 on this day in history.
Oct 03 Alfred Leslie Rowse, historian, dies at 93 in the year 1997.
Oct 05 On this day in history andrew Keir, actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt), dies at 71
Oct 06 On this day in history johnny Vander Meer, pitched consecutive no-hitters, dies at 82
Oct 09 On this day in history arthur Tracy, radio personality (Street Singer), dies at 98
Oct 13 On this day in history adil Carcani, prime minister of Albania (1982-91), dies
Oct 14 In the year 1997 harold Robbins, salacious novelist, dies at 81
Oct 15 In the year 1997 near Coast of Central Chile a 7.3 quake resulted in five people killed at Pueblo Nuevo, one person killed at Coquimbo, one person killed at La Chimba and another died of a heart attack at Punitaqui. More than 300 people injured, 5,000 houses destroyed, 5,700 houses severely damaged, another 10,000 slightly damaged
Oct 15 The Cyprus-registered Evoikos and an empty Thai supertanker Orapin Global collide in the Singapore strait, causing the worst oil spill in the country's history on this day in history.
Oct 17 Paul Edwin Zimmer, sci-fi writer, dies of heart attack at 54 in the year 1997.
Oct 19 On this day in history glen Buxton, guitarist (Alice Cooper), dies of pneumonia at 49
Oct 21 In the year 1997 dolph Camilli, Bkln Dodger/MVP (1941), dies at 90
Oct 24 In the year 1997 don Messick, cartoon voice (Astro-Jetsons, Bamm Bamm), dies at 62
Oct 28 In the year 1997 toni Carabillo, writer (Feminist Chronicles), dies of lymphoma at 71
Oct 30 Sam Fuller, director/writer (Big Red One), dies at 86 on this day in history.
Nov 01 Tropical Storm Linda (1997) in Vietnam killing 3,123 people on this day in history.
Nov 02 G Harry Stine, writer, dies at 69 on this day in history.
Nov 04 George Chambers, PM of Trinidad & Tobago (1981-86), dies in the year 1997.
Nov 06 Phillipo Seed, social work academic, dies at 67 on this day in history.
Nov 10 William Alland, actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 81 in the year 1997.
Nov 11 Quebec Gatineau Railway takes over operation of the former CP Trois Rivieres and Lachute subdivisions between Quebec City and Hull on this day in history.
Nov 12 William Matthews, poet, dies at 55 on this day in history.
Nov 13 In the year 1997 william John Elwyn Davies, painter, dies at 80
Nov 15 Saul Chaplin, director (West Side Story), dies at 85 on this day in history.
Nov 16 On this day in history george Petrie, actor (Honeymooners), dies on 85th birthday
Nov 19 On this day in history christina Corrigan, obese girl (680 lbs), dies at 13
Nov 20 Gary Burris, murderer (Kenneth Chambers), executed in Indiana in the year 1997.
Nov 21 Ismail Fahmi, external minister of Egypt in (1973-77), dies on this day in history.
Nov 24 In the year 1997 in response to a 554.26 point free fall, New York Stock Exchange officials invoked the "circuit breake" rule and puts a halt to trading
Nov 24 RealNetworks, an Internet pioneer that developed streaming audio and video technology, launched a public offering on this day in 1997. The company, once co-owned by Microsoft and formerly called Progressive Networks, reaped more than $500 million on its first day of trading on this day in history.