Historical Events In 1997
Friday, 20 May 2022
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 on this day in history.
Aug 12 In the year 1997 luther Allison, blues performer (Motown), dies of cancer at 57
Aug 12 The birth of Erwin Schrodinger, Physicist in the year 1997.
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 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 In the year 1997 eric Gairy, PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies
Aug 24 On this day in history phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90
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 In the year 1997 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.
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 On this day in history diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36
Sep 02 In the year 1997 rudolf Bing, opera manager (NY Met Opera), dies at 95
Sep 04 Belle Stewart, singer, dies at 91 on this day in history.
Sep 04 In the year 1997 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 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 Digital Theater Sound (DTS) announces its intentions to enter the DVD market in the year 1997.
Sep 05 In the year 1997 georg Solti, conductor, dead, dies at 84
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 The funeral for Diana, Princess of Wales, is held at London's Westminster Abbey in the year 1997.
Sep 07 Alex Macintosh, broadcaster/actor (Hell Fight), dies at 72 in the year 1997.
Sep 10 On this day in history burgess Meredith, actor (Penguin-Batman, Rocky), dies at 88
Sep 16 On this day in history antony Kearey, television producer, dies at 77
Sep 17 In the year 1997 jan Peder Syse, PM of Norway (1989-90), dies
Sep 18 On this day in history harry Brian Boyne, journalist, dies at 87
Sep 19 On this day in history clive Brain, educationalist, dies at 57
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 in the year 1997.
Sep 21 Tommy Cecil, ferryman, dies at 51 on this day in history.