Historical Events In 1997
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Sep 22 In the year 1997 bryan Woods, soldier/clerk, dies at 76
Sep 23 In the year 1997 "The Adventures of Pinocchio" becomes the first DVD to incorporate DVD video games
Sep 24 On this day in history jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron, dies at 47
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 Andrew Keir, actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt), dies at 71 in the year 1997.
Oct 06 Johnny Vander Meer, pitched consecutive no-hitters, dies at 82 in the year 1997.
Oct 09 On this day in history arthur Tracy, radio personality (Street Singer), dies at 98
Oct 13 Adil Carcani, prime minister of Albania (1982-91), dies in the year 1997.
Oct 14 On this day in history harold Robbins, salacious novelist, dies at 81
Oct 15 On this day in history 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 In the year 1997 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
Oct 17 Paul Edwin Zimmer, sci-fi writer, dies of heart attack at 54 on this day in history.
Oct 19 Glen Buxton, guitarist (Alice Cooper), dies of pneumonia at 49 in the year 1997.
Oct 21 Dolph Camilli, Bkln Dodger/MVP (1941), dies at 90 on this day in history.
Oct 24 In the year 1997 don Messick, cartoon voice (Astro-Jetsons, Bamm Bamm), dies at 62
Oct 28 Toni Carabillo, writer (Feminist Chronicles), dies of lymphoma at 71 on this day in history.
Oct 30 On this day in history sam Fuller, director/writer (Big Red One), dies at 86
Nov 01 In the year 1997 tropical Storm Linda (1997) in Vietnam killing 3,123 people
Nov 02 In the year 1997 g Harry Stine, writer, dies at 69
Nov 04 In the year 1997 george Chambers, PM of Trinidad & Tobago (1981-86), dies
Nov 06 In the year 1997 phillipo Seed, social work academic, dies at 67
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 William John Elwyn Davies, painter, dies at 80 on this day in history.
Nov 15 Saul Chaplin, director (West Side Story), dies at 85 in the year 1997.
Nov 16 George Petrie, actor (Honeymooners), dies on 85th birthday in the year 1997.
Nov 19 Christina Corrigan, obese girl (680 lbs), dies at 13 on this day in history.
Nov 20 In the year 1997 gary Burris, murderer (Kenneth Chambers), executed in Indiana
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 On this day in history 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.