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Historical Events In 1997

Sunday, 28 February 2021

May 31   In the year 1997 rosie Will Monroe, WW II icon (Rosie the riveter), dies at 76  

Jun 04   In the year 1997 kurt Adler, therapist/writer, dies at 92  

Jun 05   On this day in history j Anthony Lukas, writer (Pulitizer, Common Ground), suicide at 64  

Jun 09   In the year 1997 british lease on New Territories in Hong Kong expires  

Jun 09   Reid Shelton, actor (Daddy Warbucks-Annie), dies of stroke at 71 on this day in history.  

Jun 14   Henry C Gordon, USAF/astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 71 in the year 1997.  

Jun 16   Corporation du chemin de fer de la Gaspésie takes over the former CN line between Chandler and Gaspé, Que. This is a non profit corporation owned by local municipalities. Operation of the line is sub-contracted to the Chemin de fer Baie des Chaleurs which commenced operation between Matapedia and Chandler, Que in December 1996 on this day in history.  

Jun 19   Bobby Helms, singer (Jingle Bell Rock), dies at 63 in the year 1997.  

Jun 20   Bobby Helms, composer (Jingle Bell Rock), dies at 61 in the year 1997.  

Jun 21   On this day in history art Prysock, jazz musician, dies at 68  

Jun 23   "Wino" Willie Forkner, biker (Wild One), dies of heart attack at 77 in the year 1997.  

Jun 24   On this day in history "Mars Attacks!" becomes the first DVD ever to incorporate sound with menus  

Jun 24   On this day in history brian Keith, actor (Family Affair), commits suicide at 75  

Jun 24   June 24 - Port Colborne Harbour Railway, a division of the Caledonia and Hamilton Southern Railway (Trillium Rail), starts operation between Welland and Port Colbourne on the following lines in Ontario CN Port Colbourne Spur (6.6 miles). Macy Spur (west of the Welland Canal). Government Spur (off Macy Spur). a new 1.1 mile connection between the Port Colbourne Spur and the Macy Spur in the year 1997.  

Jun 24   June 24 - Port Colborne Harbour Railway, a division of the Caledonia and Hamilton Southern Railway (Trillium Rail), starts operation between Welland and Port Colbourne on the following lines in Ontario: CN Port Colbourne Spur (6.6 miles). Macy Spur (west of the Welland Canal). Government Spur (off Macy Spur). a new 1.1 mile connection between the Port Colbourne Spur and the Macy Spur in the year 1997.  

Jun 25   In the year 1997 jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fren oceanographer, dies of heart attack at 87  

Jun 29   On this day in history william Hickey, actor (Prizzi's Honor), dies of emphysema at 68  

Jul 01   On this day in history china regains sovereignty of Hong Kong  

Jul 04   Web surfers viewed the first-ever photos of the surface of Mars, transmitted by the Sojourner, a roving robot deposited by the Mars Pathfinder, an unmanned spacecraft on this day in history.  

Jul 08   On this day in history charles Drake, geologist, dies of heart attack at 92  

Jul 09   On this day in history near Coast of Venezuela a 7.0 quaked killed at least 81 people, 522 injured, extensive damage and landslides in the Cariaco-Cumana area. At least 3,000 people were left homeless  

Jul 12   Waterloo - St. Jacobs Railway commences passenger service over the former CN Waterloo Spur between Waterloo and Elmira, Ont on this day in history.  

Jul 13   On this day in history a 12-year-old Canberra girl is killed by a chunk of flying metal when the implosion to level the old Royal Canberra Hospital goes wrong.  

Jul 13   In the year 1997 alexandra Danilova, ballet great, dies at 92  

Jul 18   In the year 1997 eugene Shoemaker, astronomer (Shoemaker-Levy comet), dies at 69  

Jul 23   In the year 1997 andrew Cunanan, serial killer (Gianni Versage), commits suicide  

Jul 24   Saw Maung, general/president of Myanmar (Burma) (1988-92), dies on this day in history.  

Jul 25   Ben Hogan, golfer (Masters, Brit Open, US Open-1953), dies at 84 in the year 1997.  

Jul 31   Beam Dai, head of South Vietnam (1949-55), dies on this day in history.  

Aug 01   On this day in history boeing buys out McDonnell-Douglas for $16.3 billion  

Aug 01   Ngiratkel Etpison, president of Palau (1989-92), dies in the year 1997.  

Aug 04   On this day in history jeanne Calment, world's oldest person (Feb 21 1875), dies at 122  

Aug 05   Don Steele, LA radio personality (KRTH), dies of cancer at 61 in the year 1997.  

Aug 06   In the year 1997 korean Airlines Flight 801 crashed on Guam  

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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   On this day in history jim Rodger, sports writer, dies at 75  

Jan 03   On this day in history burton Lane, composer, dies at 84  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history andre Franquin, cartoonist, dies at 72  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history desmond Flower, publisher, dies at 89  

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

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