Historical Events In 1997
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Mar 11 Beatle Paul McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II on this day in history.
Mar 11 San Francisco Giant J T Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch in the year 1997.
Mar 14 Fred Zinnemann (director), dies of heart attack at 89 on this day in history.
Mar 14 Iranian military plane crashes, killing 80 in the year 1997.
Mar 14 President Clinton trips and tears up his knee requiring surgery in the year 1997.
Mar 15 Gail Davis, ( Annie Oakley), dies at 72 on this day in history.
Mar 16 Donna Andrews wins LPGA Welch's/Circle K Championship in the year 1997.
Mar 17 In the year 1997 cNN begins Spanish broadcasts
Mar 18 Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die in the year 1997.
Mar 18 Willem de Kooning (abstract artist), dead Alzheimer's at 92 on this day in history.
Mar 19 Major League Baseball announces 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Mar 19 Supreme Court hears Internet indecency arguments on this day in history.
Mar 19 On this day in history willem De Kooning, artists (Abstract), dies of Alzheimer at 92
Mar 20 Tobacco company Liggett admits cigarettes are addictive on this day in history.
Mar 21 In the year 1997 world Ice Dance won by Oksana Grishuk & Evgeny Platov (Russia)
Mar 22 In the year 1997 comet Hale-Bopp Closest Approach to Earth (1.315 AU)
Mar 23 On this day in history 17th Golden Raspberry Awards Striptease wins
Mar 23 In the year 1997 17th Golden Raspberry Awards: Striptease wins
Mar 23 In the year 1997 wrestlemania XIII in Chicago, Undertaker beats Psycho Sid for title
Mar 24 In the year 1997 69th Academy Awards "The English Patient", Tom Cruise &Frances McDormand win
Mar 24 69th Academy Awards: "The English Patient", Tom Cruise &Frances McDormand win on this day in history.
Mar 24 Australian parliament overturns world's first &only euthanasia law in the year 1997.
Mar 25 On this day in history roberto Sanchez Vilella, governor of Puerto Rico in (1965-69), dies
Mar 25 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 in the year 1997.
Mar 26 NHL announce Might Ducks &Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 in Japan in the year 1997.
Mar 27 In the year 1997 "Young Man From Atlanta", opens at Longacre NYC for 85 performances
Mar 27 39 cult members in California commit mass suicide (Hale-Bopp) in the year 1997.
Mar 27 Martin Luther King's son meets with James Earl Ray in the year 1997.
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 In the year 1997 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.