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Historical Events In 1997

Thursday, 09 December 2021

Nov 25   Charles Hallahan, actor (Hunter), dies of heart attack at 54 on this day in history.  

Nov 27   Buck Leonard, Hall of Famer in Negro League, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

Nov 28   Netscape disputes browser figures by countering Dataquest's estimates that said that Microsoft was gaining ground in the browser market on this day in history.  

Nov 28   Online music retailer CDNow filed for an IPO on this day in 1997 on this day in history.  

Nov 29   Coleman Young, 1st black mayor of a major city, dies at 79 in the year 1997.  

Nov 30   Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans, historian, dies at 37 on this day in history.  

Dec 03   Marian Kratochwil, artist, dies at 91 in the year 1997.  

Dec 04   David Abell Wood, priest, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Dec 05   In the year 1997 colin Franklin, doctor, dies at 67  

Dec 05   On this day in history high-speed modem makers and longtime rivals 3Com and Rockwell International tentatively agreed to end their bitter feud over technical standards  

Dec 06   In the year 1997 alan Mouncer, film director/producer, dies at 68  

Dec 08   In the year 1997 the Carlton Trail Railway (Omnitrax) takes over the operation of the following CN lines in north western Saskatchewan Warman Junction to just north of Prince Albert. Speers Junction to Meadow Lake.  

Dec 08   The Carlton Trail Railway (Omnitrax) takes over the operation of the following CN lines in north western Saskatchewan: Warman Junction to just north of Prince Albert. Speers Junction to Meadow Lake in the year 1997.  

Dec 09   On this day in history natalie Meadowcroft and Dan Meadowcroft are Married in Las Vegas, Nevada. "May their love last forever"  

Dec 09   Tamara Geva, dancer, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

Dec 11   On this day in history judge Thomas Penfield Jackson of federal district court issues preliminary injunction forcing Microsoft to stop, at least temporarily, requiring manufacturers to install its Internet Explorer on PCs.  

Dec 11   Kenneth WIlliam Gatland, aerospace scientist, dies at 73 in the year 1997.  

Dec 14   On this day in history owen Barfield, philosopher of language, dies at 99  

Dec 15   On this day in history lillian Disney, widow of Walt Disney, dies at 98  

Dec 17   In the year 1997 microsoft and Silicon Graphics Inc ended their conflict over the display of three-dimensional graphics online. The companies had engaged in a long battle over technical standards, which delayed development of graphics technology.  

Dec 17   Reginald Victor Jones, scientist, dies at 86 in the year 1997.  

Dec 18   Chris Farley, comedian (SNL, Tommy Boy), dies at 33 in the year 1997.  

Dec 19   On this day in history david Norman Schramm, physicist, dies at 52  

Dec 20   Dawn Steel, film maker (When Harry Met Sally), dies at 51 on this day in history.  

Dec 21   Bruce Woodcock, boxer, dies at 76 in the year 1997.  

Dec 22   In the year 1997 coca-Cola went Christmas shopping on this day and came home with a rather hefty present Orangina, the "sparkling" French beverage formerly owned by Pernod Richard  

Dec 22   On this day in history coca-Cola went Christmas shopping on this day and came home with a rather hefty present: Orangina, the "sparkling" French beverage formerly owned by Pernod Richard  

Dec 22   Dawn Steel, producer/pres (Col TriStar), dies of brain tumor at 51 in the year 1997.  

Dec 23   Austin Whitaker, schoolmaster classical scholar/archivist, dies at 90 in the year 1997.  

Dec 24   Alan Fluck, musical educationalist, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Dec 26   John Hinde, photographer/circus promoter, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Dec 27   In the year 1997 brendan Gill, journalist, dies at 83  

Dec 28   George Fleming, cyclist, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Dec 29   (Hanlon) Pat Clarke, cyclist, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 04   On this day in history harry B Helmsley, owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies at 68  

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