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Historical Events In 1997

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Aug 07   On this day in history douglas Gray, archivist, dies at 74  

Aug 08   On this day in history duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74  

Aug 10   In the year 1997 jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola), dies in air crash at 43  

Aug 12   Luther Allison, blues performer (Motown), dies of cancer at 57 in the year 1997.  

Aug 12   On this day in history the birth of Erwin Schrodinger, Physicist  

Aug 20   Hudson Bay Railway, owned by Omnitrax of Denver, Colorado, takes over operation of former CN lines to Flin Flon, Lyn Lake and Churchill on this day in history.  

Aug 21   On this day in history death of Norris Bradbury, American physicist who led the team charged with assembling the components for the world's first atomic bomb explosion.  

Aug 21   Misael Pastrana Borrero, Pres of Colombia (1970-74), dies on this day in history.  

Aug 23   On this day in history eric Gairy, PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies  

Aug 24   Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90 in the year 1997.  

Aug 25   In the year 1997 clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies  

Aug 29   On this day in history dVD's outsell Laserdiscs in the U.S.  

Aug 29   The Japanese Supreme Court rules the government acted illegally when it deleted from a history textbook references to Japan's deadly experiments on Chinese during World War II in the year 1997.  

Aug 30   The world learns of the Paris car crash that killed England's Princess Diana, her husband and Harrod's owner Dodi Fayed, and their driver in the year 1997.  

Aug 31   Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36 on this day in history.  

Sep 02   On this day in history rudolf Bing, opera manager (NY Met Opera), dies at 95  

Sep 04   In the year 1997 belle Stewart, singer, dies at 91  

Sep 04   Huron Central Railway, owned by Genessee Rail-One, takes over operation of the former CP line between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, Ont on this day in history.  

Sep 04   In the year 1997 raiLink-Lakeland &Waterways takes over the former CN lines in northeastern Alberta from Boyle to Lynton, near Fort McMurray. Agreement was reached on 2 September, operation commenced on 4 September and formal transfer took place on November 24.  

Sep 05   On this day in history digital Theater Sound (DTS) announces its intentions to enter the DVD market  

Sep 05   In the year 1997 georg Solti, conductor, dead, dies at 84  

Sep 05   Humanitarian Mother Teresa dies of a heart attack in Calcutta, India, at age 87 in the year 1997.  

Sep 06   On this day in history philippe Rossillon, administrator, dies at 66  

Sep 06   The funeral for Diana, Princess of Wales, is held at London's Westminster Abbey on this day in history.  

Sep 07   On this day in history alex Macintosh, broadcaster/actor (Hell Fight), dies at 72  

Sep 10   Burgess Meredith, actor (Penguin-Batman, Rocky), dies at 88 in the year 1997.  

Sep 16   Antony Kearey, television producer, dies at 77 in the year 1997.  

Sep 17   Jan Peder Syse, PM of Norway (1989-90), dies in the year 1997.  

Sep 18   On this day in history harry Brian Boyne, journalist, dies at 87  

Sep 19   Clive Brain, educationalist, dies at 57 in the year 1997.  

Sep 20   Edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist/probation officer, dies at 59 in the year 1997.  

Sep 20   RaiLink Southern Ontario takes over the operation of the former CN Hagersville subdivision between Nanticoke and Brantford including the Burford Spur. On December 15 the company took over the former CN Northern and Northwestern Spur in the year 1997.  

Sep 21   On this day in history a volcanic avalanche buries Montserrat's airport and flows into the Atlantic Ocean 5.5km away.  

Sep 21   On this day in history tommy Cecil, ferryman, dies at 51  

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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   Jim Rodger, sports writer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1997 burton Lane, composer, dies at 84  

Jan 04   Harry B Helmsley, owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

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   Desmond Flower, publisher, dies at 89 on this day in history.  

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

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