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Historical Events In 1997

Sunday, 16 May 2021

Aug 07   Douglas Gray, archivist, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Aug 08   Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74 in the year 1997.  

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

Aug 12   In the year 1997 luther Allison, blues performer (Motown), dies of cancer at 57  

Aug 12   In the year 1997 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   On this day in history misael Pastrana Borrero, Pres of Colombia (1970-74), dies  

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

Aug 24   In the year 1997 phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90  

Aug 25   On this day in history clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies  

Aug 29   DVD's outsell Laserdiscs in the U.S on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36  

Sep 02   Rudolf Bing, opera manager (NY Met Opera), dies at 95 on this day in history.  

Sep 04   Belle Stewart, singer, dies at 91 in the year 1997.  

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

Sep 04   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 on this day in history.  

Sep 05   Digital Theater Sound (DTS) announces its intentions to enter the DVD market on this day in history.  

Sep 05   On this day in history 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   In the year 1997 alex Macintosh, broadcaster/actor (Hell Fight), dies at 72  

Sep 10   On this day in history burgess Meredith, actor (Penguin-Batman, Rocky), dies at 88  

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   In the year 1997 harry Brian Boyne, journalist, dies at 87  

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

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

Sep 20   In the year 1997 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.  

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   Tommy Cecil, ferryman, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

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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 in the year 1997.  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   In the year 1997 andre Franquin, cartoonist, dies at 72  

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

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