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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 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.  

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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   On this day in history burton Lane, composer, dies at 84  

Jan 04   On this day in history harry B Helmsley, owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87  

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

Jan 06   Ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist, dies at 52 in the year 1997.  

Jan 07   Desmond Flower, publisher, dies at 89 in the year 1997.  

Jan 08   On this day in history carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies at 68  

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