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.