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Historical Events In 1997

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

Jun 04   Kurt Adler, therapist/writer, dies at 92 in the year 1997.  

Jun 05   In the year 1997 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   On this day in history reid Shelton, actor (Daddy Warbucks-Annie), dies of stroke at 71  

Jun 14   Henry C Gordon, USAF/astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jun 16   In the year 1997 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   On this day in history bobby Helms, singer (Jingle Bell Rock), dies at 63  

Jun 20   In the year 1997 bobby Helms, composer (Jingle Bell Rock), dies at 61  

Jun 21   In the year 1997 art Prysock, jazz musician, dies at 68  

Jun 23   On this day in history "Wino" Willie Forkner, biker (Wild One), dies of heart attack at 77  

Jun 24   In the year 1997 "Mars Attacks!" becomes the first DVD ever to incorporate sound with menus  

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

Jun 24   In the year 1997 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.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 25   Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fren oceanographer, dies of heart attack at 87 in the year 1997.  

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

Jul 01   China regains sovereignty of Hong Kong in the year 1997.  

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 in the year 1997.  

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   In the year 1997 waterloo - St. Jacobs Railway commences passenger service over the former CN Waterloo Spur between Waterloo and Elmira, Ont.  

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

Jul 18   Eugene Shoemaker, astronomer (Shoemaker-Levy comet), dies at 69 in the year 1997.  

Jul 23   Andrew Cunanan, serial killer (Gianni Versage), commits suicide in the year 1997.  

Jul 24   In the year 1997 saw Maung, general/president of Myanmar (Burma) (1988-92), dies  

Jul 25   Ben Hogan, golfer (Masters, Brit Open, US Open-1953), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jul 31   In the year 1997 beam Dai, head of South Vietnam (1949-55), dies  

Aug 01   Boeing buys out McDonnell-Douglas for $16.3 billion on this day in history.  

Aug 01   On this day in history ngiratkel Etpison, president of Palau (1989-92), dies  

Aug 04   Jeanne Calment, world's oldest person (Feb 21 1875), dies at 122 in the year 1997.  

Aug 05   Don Steele, LA radio personality (KRTH), dies of cancer at 61 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1997.  

Jan 02   In the year 1997 jim Rodger, sports writer, dies at 75  

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 in the year 1997.  

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

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