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Historical Events In 1997

Sunday, 09 May 2021

Mar 11   Beatle Paul McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II in the year 1997.  

Mar 11   San Francisco Giant J T Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch on this day in history.  

Mar 14   Fred Zinnemann (director), dies of heart attack at 89 in the year 1997.  

Mar 14   In the year 1997 iranian military plane crashes, killing 80  

Mar 14   President Clinton trips and tears up his knee requiring surgery on this day in history.  

Mar 15   Gail Davis, ( Annie Oakley), dies at 72 in the year 1997.  

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   In the year 1997 russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die  

Mar 18   In the year 1997 willem de Kooning (abstract artist), dead Alzheimer's at 92  

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 in the year 1997.  

Mar 19   Willem De Kooning, artists (Abstract), dies of Alzheimer at 92 on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1997 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 on this day in history.  

Mar 25   On this day in history roberto Sanchez Vilella, governor of Puerto Rico in (1965-69), dies  

Mar 25   In the year 1997 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   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 in the year 1997.  

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

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

Mar 31   In the year 1997 edwin Alberian, TV celebrity (Clarabell), dies at 76  

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   In the year 1997 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   On this day in history burton Lane, composer, dies at 84  

Jan 04   In the year 1997 harry B Helmsley, owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87  

Jan 05   Andre Franquin, cartoonist, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist, dies at 52 in the year 1997.  

Jan 07   In the year 1997 desmond Flower, publisher, dies at 89  

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

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