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Historical Events In 1997

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

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

Jun 09   British lease on New Territories in Hong Kong expires on this day in history.  

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

Jun 14   On this day in history henry C Gordon, USAF/astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 71  

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

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

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 in the year 1997.  

Jun 24   On this day in history 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 in the year 1997.  

Jun 25   On this day in history jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fren oceanographer, dies of heart attack at 87  

Jun 29   William Hickey, actor (Prizzi's Honor), dies of emphysema at 68 in the year 1997.  

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

Jul 04   On this day in history 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  

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   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   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   On this day in history alexandra Danilova, ballet great, dies at 92  

Jul 18   On this day in history eugene Shoemaker, astronomer (Shoemaker-Levy comet), dies at 69  

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

Jul 24   Saw Maung, general/president of Myanmar (Burma) (1988-92), dies in the year 1997.  

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

Jul 31   In the year 1997 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 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1997 jim Rodger, sports writer, dies at 75  

Jan 03   Burton Lane, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history harry B Helmsley, owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87  

Jan 05   In the year 1997 andre Franquin, cartoonist, dies at 72  

Jan 06   In the year 1997 ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist, dies at 52  

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

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

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