Historical Events In 1997
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Sep 22 Bryan Woods, soldier/clerk, dies at 76 on this day in history.
Sep 23 In the year 1997 "The Adventures of Pinocchio" becomes the first DVD to incorporate DVD video games
Sep 24 Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron, dies at 47 on this day in history.
Sep 29 Milner Connorton Gray, designer, dies at 97 in the year 1997.
Sep 30 Male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65 in the year 1997.
Oct 03 In the year 1997 alfred Leslie Rowse, historian, dies at 93
Oct 05 On this day in history andrew Keir, actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt), dies at 71
Oct 06 In the year 1997 johnny Vander Meer, pitched consecutive no-hitters, dies at 82
Oct 09 On this day in history arthur Tracy, radio personality (Street Singer), dies at 98
Oct 13 Adil Carcani, prime minister of Albania (1982-91), dies on this day in history.
Oct 14 Harold Robbins, salacious novelist, dies at 81 on this day in history.
Oct 15 In the year 1997 near Coast of Central Chile a 7.3 quake resulted in five people killed at Pueblo Nuevo, one person killed at Coquimbo, one person killed at La Chimba and another died of a heart attack at Punitaqui. More than 300 people injured, 5,000 houses destroyed, 5,700 houses severely damaged, another 10,000 slightly damaged
Oct 15 The Cyprus-registered Evoikos and an empty Thai supertanker Orapin Global collide in the Singapore strait, causing the worst oil spill in the country's history in the year 1997.
Oct 17 Paul Edwin Zimmer, sci-fi writer, dies of heart attack at 54 in the year 1997.
Oct 19 Glen Buxton, guitarist (Alice Cooper), dies of pneumonia at 49 in the year 1997.
Oct 21 In the year 1997 dolph Camilli, Bkln Dodger/MVP (1941), dies at 90
Oct 24 In the year 1997 don Messick, cartoon voice (Astro-Jetsons, Bamm Bamm), dies at 62
Oct 28 Toni Carabillo, writer (Feminist Chronicles), dies of lymphoma at 71 on this day in history.
Oct 30 On this day in history sam Fuller, director/writer (Big Red One), dies at 86
Nov 01 In the year 1997 tropical Storm Linda (1997) in Vietnam killing 3,123 people
Nov 02 On this day in history g Harry Stine, writer, dies at 69
Nov 04 George Chambers, PM of Trinidad & Tobago (1981-86), dies on this day in history.
Nov 06 In the year 1997 phillipo Seed, social work academic, dies at 67
Nov 10 William Alland, actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 81 on this day in history.
Nov 11 On this day in history quebec Gatineau Railway takes over operation of the former CP Trois Rivieres and Lachute subdivisions between Quebec City and Hull.
Nov 12 William Matthews, poet, dies at 55 in the year 1997.
Nov 13 William John Elwyn Davies, painter, dies at 80 in the year 1997.
Nov 15 Saul Chaplin, director (West Side Story), dies at 85 on this day in history.
Nov 16 On this day in history george Petrie, actor (Honeymooners), dies on 85th birthday
Nov 19 Christina Corrigan, obese girl (680 lbs), dies at 13 on this day in history.
Nov 20 Gary Burris, murderer (Kenneth Chambers), executed in Indiana in the year 1997.
Nov 21 On this day in history ismail Fahmi, external minister of Egypt in (1973-77), dies
Nov 24 On this day in history in response to a 554.26 point free fall, New York Stock Exchange officials invoked the "circuit breake" rule and puts a halt to trading
Nov 24 In the year 1997 realNetworks, an Internet pioneer that developed streaming audio and video technology, launched a public offering on this day in 1997. The company, once co-owned by Microsoft and formerly called Progressive Networks, reaped more than $500 million on its first day of trading.