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Historical Events In 1997

Monday, 21 September 2020

Mar 11   Beatle Paul McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II on this day in history.  

Mar 11   In the year 1997 san Francisco Giant J T Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch  

Mar 14   On this day in history fred Zinnemann (director), dies of heart attack at 89  

Mar 14   Iranian military plane crashes, killing 80 in the year 1997.  

Mar 14   On this day in history president Clinton trips and tears up his knee requiring surgery  

Mar 15   In the year 1997 gail Davis, ( Annie Oakley), dies at 72  

Mar 16   Donna Andrews wins LPGA Welch's/Circle K Championship in the year 1997.  

Mar 17   CNN begins Spanish broadcasts in the year 1997.  

Mar 18   Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die on this day in history.  

Mar 18   Willem de Kooning (abstract artist), dead Alzheimer's at 92 in the year 1997.  

Mar 19   In the year 1997 major League Baseball announces 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi  

Mar 19   Police fired tear gas and warning shots in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, to quell a protest against the government's plan to use foreign mercenaries to crush a separatist rebellion in the year 1997.  

Mar 19   Supreme Court hears Internet indecency arguments on this day in history.  

Mar 19   Willem De Kooning, artists (Abstract), dies of Alzheimer at 92 in the year 1997.  

Mar 20   In the year 1997 tobacco company Liggett admits cigarettes are addictive  

Mar 21   World Ice Dance won by Oksana Grishuk & Evgeny Platov (Russia) on this day in history.  

Mar 22   In the year 1997 comet Hale-Bopp Closest Approach to Earth (1.315 AU)  

Mar 23   17th Golden Raspberry Awards Striptease wins on this day in history.  

Mar 23   17th Golden Raspberry Awards: Striptease wins in the year 1997.  

Mar 23   On this day in history wrestlemania XIII in Chicago, Undertaker beats Psycho Sid for title  

Mar 24   On this day in history 69th Academy Awards "The English Patient", Tom Cruise &Frances McDormand win  

Mar 24   In the year 1997 69th Academy Awards: "The English Patient", Tom Cruise &Frances McDormand win  

Mar 24   Australian parliament overturns world's first &only euthanasia law in the year 1997.  

Mar 25   Roberto Sanchez Vilella, governor of Puerto Rico in (1965-69), dies on this day in history.  

Mar 25   On this day in history the Australian Senate votes to overturn the Northern Territory's Rights of the Terminally Ill law, the world's only law allowing terminally ill patients to commit suicide with a doctor's help  

Mar 26   In the year 1997 nHL announce Might Ducks &Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 in Japan  

Mar 27   "Young Man From Atlanta", opens at Longacre NYC for 85 performances in the year 1997.  

Mar 27   39 cult members in California commit mass suicide (Hale-Bopp) on this day in history.  

Mar 27   Martin Luther King's son meets with James Earl Ray on this day in history.  

Mar 29   A boat carrying dozens of Albanians seeking refuge in Italy strikes an Italian navy ship and sinks in Adriatic waters, killing at least 52 people on this day in history.  

Mar 29   On this day in history eddie Ryder, actor (Slick Jones-General Hospital), dies at 74  

Mar 31   "Daytime to Remember" a series showing old soaps premieres on ABC-TV in the year 1997.  

Mar 31   Edwin Alberian, TV celebrity (Clarabell), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Mar 31   Pioneer 10, ends its mission in the year 1997.  

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Famous Deaths In 1997

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history graham Kersey, cricket wicket keeper, dies in car crash  

Jan 02   Jim Rodger, sports writer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Burton Lane, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   Andre Franquin, cartoonist, dies at 72 in the year 1997.  

Jan 06   Ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Desmond Flower, publisher, dies at 89 in the year 1997.  

Jan 08   Carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies at 68 in the year 1997.  

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