Historical Events In 1997
Thursday, 21 October 2021
Sep 22 Bryan Woods, soldier/clerk, dies at 76 on this day in history.
Sep 23 "The Adventures of Pinocchio" becomes the first DVD to incorporate DVD video games on this day in history.
Sep 24 In the year 1997 jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron, dies at 47
Sep 29 In the year 1997 milner Connorton Gray, designer, dies at 97
Sep 30 Male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65 on this day in history.
Oct 03 Alfred Leslie Rowse, historian, dies at 93 in the year 1997.
Oct 05 In the year 1997 andrew Keir, actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt), dies at 71
Oct 06 Johnny Vander Meer, pitched consecutive no-hitters, dies at 82 in the year 1997.
Oct 09 Arthur Tracy, radio personality (Street Singer), dies at 98 on this day in history.
Oct 13 Adil Carcani, prime minister of Albania (1982-91), dies in the year 1997.
Oct 14 On this day in history harold Robbins, salacious novelist, dies at 81
Oct 15 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 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history glen Buxton, guitarist (Alice Cooper), dies of pneumonia at 49
Oct 21 Dolph Camilli, Bkln Dodger/MVP (1941), dies at 90 on this day in history.
Oct 24 On this day in history don Messick, cartoon voice (Astro-Jetsons, Bamm Bamm), dies at 62
Oct 28 Toni Carabillo, writer (Feminist Chronicles), dies of lymphoma at 71 in the year 1997.
Oct 30 In the year 1997 sam Fuller, director/writer (Big Red One), dies at 86
Nov 01 Tropical Storm Linda (1997) in Vietnam killing 3,123 people on this day in history.
Nov 02 G Harry Stine, writer, dies at 69 in the year 1997.
Nov 04 George Chambers, PM of Trinidad & Tobago (1981-86), dies in the year 1997.
Nov 06 Phillipo Seed, social work academic, dies at 67 in the year 1997.
Nov 10 William Alland, actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 81 on this day in history.
Nov 11 Quebec Gatineau Railway takes over operation of the former CP Trois Rivieres and Lachute subdivisions between Quebec City and Hull in the year 1997.
Nov 12 On this day in history william Matthews, poet, dies at 55
Nov 13 William John Elwyn Davies, painter, dies at 80 in the year 1997.
Nov 15 In the year 1997 saul Chaplin, director (West Side Story), dies at 85
Nov 16 In the year 1997 george Petrie, actor (Honeymooners), dies on 85th birthday
Nov 19 On this day in history christina Corrigan, obese girl (680 lbs), dies at 13
Nov 20 Gary Burris, murderer (Kenneth Chambers), executed in Indiana on this day in history.
Nov 21 In the year 1997 ismail Fahmi, external minister of Egypt in (1973-77), dies
Nov 24 In the year 1997 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.