Historical Events In 1997
Friday, 09 June 2023
Sep 22 Bryan Woods, soldier/clerk, dies at 76 in the year 1997.
Sep 23 In the year 1997 "The Adventures of Pinocchio" becomes the first DVD to incorporate DVD video games
Sep 24 In the year 1997 jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron, dies at 47
Sep 29 Milner Connorton Gray, designer, dies at 97 on this day in history.
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 Andrew Keir, actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt), dies at 71 in the year 1997.
Oct 06 Johnny Vander Meer, pitched consecutive no-hitters, dies at 82 in the year 1997.
Oct 09 In the year 1997 arthur Tracy, radio personality (Street Singer), dies at 98
Oct 13 Adil Carcani, prime minister of Albania (1982-91), dies in the year 1997.
Oct 14 In the year 1997 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 in the year 1997.
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 on this day in history.
Oct 17 Paul Edwin Zimmer, sci-fi writer, dies of heart attack at 54 on this day in history.
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 Don Messick, cartoon voice (Astro-Jetsons, Bamm Bamm), dies at 62 in the year 1997.
Oct 28 Toni Carabillo, writer (Feminist Chronicles), dies of lymphoma at 71 on this day in history.
Oct 30 Sam Fuller, director/writer (Big Red One), dies at 86 in the year 1997.
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 In the year 1997 phillipo Seed, social work academic, dies at 67
Nov 10 On this day in history william Alland, actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 81
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 In the year 1997 william John Elwyn Davies, painter, dies at 80
Nov 15 Saul Chaplin, director (West Side Story), dies at 85 in the year 1997.
Nov 16 George Petrie, actor (Honeymooners), dies on 85th birthday in the year 1997.
Nov 19 Christina Corrigan, obese girl (680 lbs), dies at 13 on this day in history.
Nov 20 On this day in history gary Burris, murderer (Kenneth Chambers), executed in Indiana
Nov 21 Ismail Fahmi, external minister of Egypt in (1973-77), dies in the year 1997.
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 On this day in history 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.
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