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Historical Events In 1997

Monday, 21 September 2020

Sep 22   Bryan Woods, soldier/clerk, dies at 76 in the year 1997.  

Sep 23   On this day in history "The Adventures of Pinocchio" becomes the first DVD to incorporate DVD video games  

Sep 24   In the year 1997 jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron, dies at 47  

Sep 29   In the year 1997 milner Connorton Gray, designer, dies at 97  

Sep 30   Male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65 on this day in history.  

Oct 03   In the year 1997 alfred Leslie Rowse, historian, dies at 93  

Oct 05   On this day in history andrew Keir, actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt), dies at 71  

Oct 06   Johnny Vander Meer, pitched consecutive no-hitters, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Oct 09   On this day in history arthur Tracy, radio personality (Street Singer), dies at 98  

Oct 13   In the year 1997 adil Carcani, prime minister of Albania (1982-91), dies  

Oct 14   Harold Robbins, salacious novelist, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 19   In the year 1997 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   Don Messick, cartoon voice (Astro-Jetsons, Bamm Bamm), dies at 62 in the year 1997.  

Oct 28   On this day in history toni Carabillo, writer (Feminist Chronicles), dies of lymphoma at 71  

Oct 30   On this day in history sam Fuller, director/writer (Big Red One), dies at 86  

Nov 01   Tropical Storm Linda (1997) in Vietnam killing 3,123 people in the year 1997.  

Nov 02   G Harry Stine, writer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Nov 04   On this day in history george Chambers, PM of Trinidad & Tobago (1981-86), dies  

Nov 06   Phillipo Seed, social work academic, dies at 67 in the year 1997.  

Nov 10   William Alland, actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1997.  

Nov 13   On this day in history william John Elwyn Davies, painter, dies at 80  

Nov 15   In the year 1997 saul Chaplin, director (West Side Story), dies at 85  

Nov 16   George Petrie, actor (Honeymooners), dies on 85th birthday on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 21   On this day in history ismail Fahmi, external minister of Egypt in (1973-77), dies  

Nov 24   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 in the year 1997.  

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.  

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Famous Deaths In 1997

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1997 graham Kersey, cricket wicket keeper, dies in car crash  

Jan 02   On this day in history jim Rodger, sports writer, dies at 75  

Jan 03   In the year 1997 burton Lane, composer, dies at 84  

Jan 04   In the year 1997 harry B Helmsley, owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87  

Jan 05   Andre Franquin, cartoonist, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   Desmond Flower, publisher, dies at 89 on this day in history.  

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

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