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Historical Events In 1997

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Aug 07   Douglas Gray, archivist, dies at 74 in the year 1997.  

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

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

Aug 12   Luther Allison, blues performer (Motown), dies of cancer at 57 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1997.  

Aug 21   Death of Norris Bradbury, American physicist who led the team charged with assembling the components for the world's first atomic bomb explosion in the year 1997.  

Aug 21   On this day in history misael Pastrana Borrero, Pres of Colombia (1970-74), dies  

Aug 23   Eric Gairy, PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies in the year 1997.  

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

Aug 25   Clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 30   In the year 1997 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.  

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

Sep 02   In the year 1997 rudolf Bing, opera manager (NY Met Opera), dies at 95  

Sep 04   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1997 digital Theater Sound (DTS) announces its intentions to enter the DVD market  

Sep 05   Georg Solti, conductor, dead, dies at 84 in the year 1997.  

Sep 05   On this day in history humanitarian Mother Teresa dies of a heart attack in Calcutta, India, at age 87.  

Sep 06   Philippe Rossillon, administrator, dies at 66 in the year 1997.  

Sep 06   In the year 1997 the funeral for Diana, Princess of Wales, is held at London's Westminster Abbey.  

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

Sep 10   In the year 1997 burgess Meredith, actor (Penguin-Batman, Rocky), dies at 88  

Sep 16   In the year 1997 antony Kearey, television producer, dies at 77  

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

Sep 18   Harry Brian Boyne, journalist, dies at 87 in the year 1997.  

Sep 19   Clive Brain, educationalist, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Sep 20   On this day in history edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist/probation officer, dies at 59  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Sep 21   Tommy Cecil, ferryman, dies at 51 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   Burton Lane, composer, dies at 84 in the year 1997.  

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

Jan 05   Andre Franquin, cartoonist, dies at 72 in the year 1997.  

Jan 06   On this day in history ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist, dies at 52  

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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