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Historical Events In 1997

Monday, 20 September 2021

May 31   Rosie Will Monroe, WW II icon (Rosie the riveter), dies at 76 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 04   Kurt Adler, therapist/writer, dies at 92 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 05   J Anthony Lukas, writer (Pulitizer, Common Ground), suicide at 64 in the year 1997.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 09   In the year 1997 british lease on New Territories in Hong Kong expires  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 09   Reid Shelton, actor (Daddy Warbucks-Annie), dies of stroke at 71 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 14   On this day in history henry C Gordon, USAF/astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 71  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 16   Corporation du chemin de fer de la Gaspésie takes over the former CN line between Chandler and Gaspé, Que. This is a non profit corporation owned by local municipalities. Operation of the line is sub-contracted to the Chemin de fer Baie des Chaleurs which commenced operation between Matapedia and Chandler, Que in December 1996 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 19   Bobby Helms, singer (Jingle Bell Rock), dies at 63 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 20   On this day in history bobby Helms, composer (Jingle Bell Rock), dies at 61  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 21   In the year 1997 art Prysock, jazz musician, dies at 68  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jun 23   In the year 1997 "Wino" Willie Forkner, biker (Wild One), dies of heart attack at 77  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 24   "Mars Attacks!" becomes the first DVD ever to incorporate sound with menus in the year 1997.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 24   Brian Keith, actor (Family Affair), commits suicide at 75 in the year 1997.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 24   June 24 - Port Colborne Harbour Railway, a division of the Caledonia and Hamilton Southern Railway (Trillium Rail), starts operation between Welland and Port Colbourne on the following lines in Ontario CN Port Colbourne Spur (6.6 miles). Macy Spur (west of the Welland Canal). Government Spur (off Macy Spur). a new 1.1 mile connection between the Port Colbourne Spur and the Macy Spur in the year 1997.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 24   June 24 - Port Colborne Harbour Railway, a division of the Caledonia and Hamilton Southern Railway (Trillium Rail), starts operation between Welland and Port Colbourne on the following lines in Ontario: CN Port Colbourne Spur (6.6 miles). Macy Spur (west of the Welland Canal). Government Spur (off Macy Spur). a new 1.1 mile connection between the Port Colbourne Spur and the Macy Spur in the year 1997.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 25   Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fren oceanographer, dies of heart attack at 87 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jun 29   In the year 1997 william Hickey, actor (Prizzi's Honor), dies of emphysema at 68  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 01   In the year 1997 china regains sovereignty of Hong Kong  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 04   In the year 1997 web surfers viewed the first-ever photos of the surface of Mars, transmitted by the Sojourner, a roving robot deposited by the Mars Pathfinder, an unmanned spacecraft  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 08   Charles Drake, geologist, dies of heart attack at 92 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 09   In the year 1997 near Coast of Venezuela a 7.0 quaked killed at least 81 people, 522 injured, extensive damage and landslides in the Cariaco-Cumana area. At least 3,000 people were left homeless  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 12   In the year 1997 waterloo - St. Jacobs Railway commences passenger service over the former CN Waterloo Spur between Waterloo and Elmira, Ont.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 13   A 12-year-old Canberra girl is killed by a chunk of flying metal when the implosion to level the old Royal Canberra Hospital goes wrong on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 13   Alexandra Danilova, ballet great, dies at 92 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 18   Eugene Shoemaker, astronomer (Shoemaker-Levy comet), dies at 69 in the year 1997.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 23   On this day in history andrew Cunanan, serial killer (Gianni Versage), commits suicide  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 24   Saw Maung, general/president of Myanmar (Burma) (1988-92), dies in the year 1997.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 25   In the year 1997 ben Hogan, golfer (Masters, Brit Open, US Open-1953), dies at 84  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 31   In the year 1997 beam Dai, head of South Vietnam (1949-55), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 01   Boeing buys out McDonnell-Douglas for $16.3 billion on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 01   Ngiratkel Etpison, president of Palau (1989-92), dies in the year 1997.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 04   In the year 1997 jeanne Calment, world's oldest person (Feb 21 1875), dies at 122  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 05   Don Steele, LA radio personality (KRTH), dies of cancer at 61 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 06   Korean Airlines Flight 801 crashed on Guam on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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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 in the year 1997.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 02   Jim Rodger, sports writer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   In the year 1997 burton Lane, composer, dies at 84  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Harry B Helmsley, owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Andre Franquin, cartoonist, dies at 72 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 06   Ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist, dies at 52 in the year 1997.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 07   Desmond Flower, publisher, dies at 89 in the year 1997.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 08   On this day in history carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies at 68  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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