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Historical Events In 1997

Thursday, 09 July 2020

May 31   Rosie Will Monroe, WW II icon (Rosie the riveter), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jun 04   Kurt Adler, therapist/writer, dies at 92 on this day in history.  

Jun 05   J Anthony Lukas, writer (Pulitizer, Common Ground), suicide at 64 in the year 1997.  

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   On this day in history 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.  

Jun 19   In the year 1997 bobby Helms, singer (Jingle Bell Rock), dies at 63  

Jun 20   Bobby Helms, composer (Jingle Bell Rock), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jun 24   Brian Keith, actor (Family Affair), commits suicide at 75 on this day in history.  

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   William Hickey, actor (Prizzi's Honor), dies of emphysema at 68 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1997.  

Jul 08   Charles Drake, geologist, dies of heart attack at 92 on this day in history.  

Jul 09   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jul 13   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 on this day in history.  

Jul 13   Alexandra Danilova, ballet great, dies at 92 in the year 1997.  

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

Jul 23   On this day in history 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   In the year 1997 ben Hogan, golfer (Masters, Brit Open, US Open-1953), dies at 84  

Jul 31   On this day in history beam Dai, head of South Vietnam (1949-55), dies  

Aug 01   In the year 1997 boeing buys out McDonnell-Douglas for $16.3 billion  

Aug 01   Ngiratkel Etpison, president of Palau (1989-92), dies on this day in history.  

Aug 04   In the year 1997 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 on this day in history.  

Aug 06   Korean Airlines Flight 801 crashed on Guam 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   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   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   On this day in history desmond Flower, publisher, dies at 89  

Jan 08   In the year 1997 carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies at 68  

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