Historical Events In 1997
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Jan 20 Comet Hale-Bopp crosses Mars' orbit in the year 1997.
Jan 20 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans LA on KKND 106.7 FM in the year 1997.
Jan 20 On this day in history millionaire Steve Fossett landed in northern India after a record-setting bid to become the first person to circle the globe in a hot-air balloon.
Jan 20 Pakistan defeats West Indies 2-0 to win Australia one-day Series in the year 1997.
Jan 20 President Clinton was inaugurated for his second term in office in the year 1997.
Jan 21 In the year 1997 at least a dozen people are reported dead after a pair of earthquakes in China's westernmost province. The quakes in the Xinjiang region heavily damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes. The first quake had a magnitude of 6.4, the second a magnitude of 6.3.
Jan 21 In the face of continuing reports of legally dubious fund-raising practices, the Democratic National Committee announced it would no longer take donations from foreign nationals or from U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies in the year 1997.
Jan 21 On this day in history newt Gingrich is fined and reprimanded as the U.S. House of Representatives votes for first time in history to discipline the Speaker of the House for ethical misconduct.
Jan 21 On this day in history the full House voted 395-28 to reprimand Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., for violating House rules and misleading congressional investigators looking into his possible misuse of tax-exempt donations for political purposes.
Jan 22 In the year 1997 a weekend freeze cost Florida farmers at least 100 million dollars in crop losses. Winter vegetables in south Dade County and southwest Florida were hardest hit when temperatures dropped as much as 20 degrees in four hours Saturday night
Jan 22 In the year 1997 ian Arthur Hoyle Munro, medical journalist, dies at 73
Jan 22 The Senate confirms President Clinton's nomination of Madeleine Albright, making her the first female secretary of state in U.S. history in the year 1997.
Jan 23 Madeline Albright was sworn into office to become the first woman secretary of state in the year 1997.
Jan 24 Callum Alexander MacDonald, historian, dies at 49 on this day in history.
Jan 25 In the year 1997 71st Australian Women's Tennis Martina Hingis beat Mary Pierce (62 62)
Jan 25 A cyclone sweeps across the island nation of Madagascar, spawning floods that leave 100 people missing and thousands homeless in the year 1997.
Jan 25 On this day in history herbert Eugene Caen, columnist, dies at 80
Jan 26 Margaret Hesse, princess of Hesse/the Rhine, dies at 83 on this day in history.
Jan 27 In the year 1997 "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus," opens at Gershwin New York City NY
Jan 27 On this day in history 24th American Music Award Toni Braxton &Alanis Morissette win
Jan 27 In the year 1997 it's the worst snowstorms to hit northwest China in 30 years. An update today from Beijing says the storms have killed 39 people and caused more than 24 million dollars in losses.
Jan 27 In the year 1997 the weekend rescue of more than 300 anglers from the ice of Lake Simcoe could cost up to 500 000 dollars. The ice fishers were stranded after a 32 kilometre-long pressure crack openedup between them and shore.
Jan 28 Pasadena, Texas is cleaning up after a tornado touched down on the city's main drag in the year 1997.
Jan 28 The Monday afternoon rush hour turned into a demolition derby as freezing rain pelted streets from Vancouver to Hope. Hundreds of accidents were reported throughout the LowerMainland. The most spectacular was a 15 vehicle, after it lost control on the slippery hill on this day in history.
Jan 29 Eric Schneider, murderer of 2 teachers, executed in MO at 35 on this day in history.
Jan 30 Damage from recent floods in California is pushing the billion dollar mark and could climb higher once final figures are in on this day in history.
Jan 30 Minuteman III launches on this day in history.
Jan 30 The Maine Yankee nuclear station has been placed on a U.S. government watch list of plants needing increased regulatory attention. The plant has experienced more than a year ofsafety and maintenance problems in the year 1997.
Jan 31 On this day in history a state of emergency has been lifted in Durham, Ontario where flooding earlier this month forced the evacuation of 120 homes and businesses. The waters of the Saugeen River have finally stabilized. Damage is estimated at 1.1 million dollars, and 15 families are still unable to return home.
Jan 31 Eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park), dies at 84 in the year 1997.
Jan 31 In the year 1997 the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, a Nimitz class aircraft carrier with a flight deck the size of three football fields, is paying a courtesy visit to Victoria British Columbia today.
Feb 03 Anthony Cuthbert Baines, writer/curator, dies at 84 on this day in history.
Feb 03 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Detroit MI on WKRK 97.1 FM in the year 1997.
Feb 04 73 Israelis die when army copters collide on this day in history.