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Historical Events In 1997

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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   Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron, dies at 47 in the year 1997.  

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

Sep 30   In the year 1997 male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65  

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

Oct 05   Andrew Keir, actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Oct 06   On this day in history johnny Vander Meer, pitched consecutive no-hitters, dies at 82  

Oct 09   Arthur Tracy, radio personality (Street Singer), dies at 98 in the year 1997.  

Oct 13   Adil Carcani, prime minister of Albania (1982-91), dies on this day in history.  

Oct 14   Harold Robbins, salacious novelist, dies at 81 in the year 1997.  

Oct 15   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 in the year 1997.  

Oct 15   On this day in history 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 in the year 1997.  

Oct 19   In the year 1997 glen Buxton, guitarist (Alice Cooper), dies of pneumonia at 49  

Oct 21   On this day in history 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   Toni Carabillo, writer (Feminist Chronicles), dies of lymphoma at 71 on this day in history.  

Oct 30   Sam Fuller, director/writer (Big Red One), dies at 86 in the year 1997.  

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 in the year 1997.  

Nov 04   George Chambers, PM of Trinidad & Tobago (1981-86), dies on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1997.  

Nov 12   In the year 1997 william Matthews, poet, dies at 55  

Nov 13   William John Elwyn Davies, painter, dies at 80 in the year 1997.  

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 in the year 1997.  

Nov 19   In the year 1997 christina Corrigan, obese girl (680 lbs), dies at 13  

Nov 20   On this day in history gary Burris, murderer (Kenneth Chambers), executed in Indiana  

Nov 21   Ismail Fahmi, external minister of Egypt in (1973-77), dies in the year 1997.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1997.  

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Famous Deaths In 1997

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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

Jan 02   In the year 1997 jim Rodger, sports writer, dies at 75  

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

Jan 04   Harry B Helmsley, owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87 in the year 1997.  

Jan 05   In the year 1997 andre Franquin, cartoonist, dies at 72  

Jan 06   On this day in history ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist, dies at 52  

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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