Historical Events In 1997
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Aug 07 Douglas Gray, archivist, dies at 74 on this day in history.
Aug 08 Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74 on this day in history.
Aug 10 Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola), dies in air crash at 43 on this day in history.
Aug 12 Luther Allison, blues performer (Motown), dies of cancer at 57 on this day in history.
Aug 12 The birth of Erwin Schrodinger, Physicist in the year 1997.
Aug 20 In the year 1997 hudson Bay Railway, owned by Omnitrax of Denver, Colorado, takes over operation of former CN lines to Flin Flon, Lyn Lake and Churchill.
Aug 21 Death of Norris Bradbury, American physicist who led the team charged with assembling the components for the world's first atomic bomb explosion on this day in history.
Aug 21 In the year 1997 misael Pastrana Borrero, Pres of Colombia (1970-74), dies
Aug 23 Eric Gairy, PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies on this day in history.
Aug 24 Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90 on this day in history.
Aug 25 In the year 1997 clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies
Aug 29 DVD's outsell Laserdiscs in the U.S in the year 1997.
Aug 29 In the year 1997 the Japanese Supreme Court rules the government acted illegally when it deleted from a history textbook references to Japan's deadly experiments on Chinese during World War II.
Aug 30 The world learns of the Paris car crash that killed England's Princess Diana, her husband and Harrod's owner Dodi Fayed, and their driver in the year 1997.
Aug 31 Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36 on this day in history.
Sep 02 Rudolf Bing, opera manager (NY Met Opera), dies at 95 on this day in history.
Sep 04 Belle Stewart, singer, dies at 91 in the year 1997.
Sep 04 On this day in history huron Central Railway, owned by Genessee Rail-One, takes over operation of the former CP line between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, Ont.
Sep 04 On this day in history raiLink-Lakeland &Waterways takes over the former CN lines in northeastern Alberta from Boyle to Lynton, near Fort McMurray. Agreement was reached on 2 September, operation commenced on 4 September and formal transfer took place on November 24.
Sep 05 On this day in history digital Theater Sound (DTS) announces its intentions to enter the DVD market
Sep 05 In the year 1997 georg Solti, conductor, dead, dies at 84
Sep 05 Humanitarian Mother Teresa dies of a heart attack in Calcutta, India, at age 87 in the year 1997.
Sep 06 On this day in history philippe Rossillon, administrator, dies at 66
Sep 06 In the year 1997 the funeral for Diana, Princess of Wales, is held at London's Westminster Abbey.
Sep 07 Alex Macintosh, broadcaster/actor (Hell Fight), dies at 72 on this day in history.
Sep 10 In the year 1997 burgess Meredith, actor (Penguin-Batman, Rocky), dies at 88
Sep 16 In the year 1997 antony Kearey, television producer, dies at 77
Sep 17 Jan Peder Syse, PM of Norway (1989-90), dies on this day in history.
Sep 18 Harry Brian Boyne, journalist, dies at 87 in the year 1997.
Sep 19 On this day in history clive Brain, educationalist, dies at 57
Sep 20 Edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist/probation officer, dies at 59 on this day in history.
Sep 20 RaiLink Southern Ontario takes over the operation of the former CN Hagersville subdivision between Nanticoke and Brantford including the Burford Spur. On December 15 the company took over the former CN Northern and Northwestern Spur in the year 1997.
Sep 21 On this day in history a volcanic avalanche buries Montserrat's airport and flows into the Atlantic Ocean 5.5km away.
Sep 21 In the year 1997 tommy Cecil, ferryman, dies at 51