Historical Events In 1997
Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Aug 07 Douglas Gray, archivist, dies at 74 on this day in history.
Aug 08 In the year 1997 duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74
Aug 10 On this day in history jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola), dies in air crash at 43
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 on this day in history.
Aug 20 On this day in history 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 In the year 1997 death of Norris Bradbury, American physicist who led the team charged with assembling the components for the world's first atomic bomb explosion.
Aug 21 In the year 1997 misael Pastrana Borrero, Pres of Colombia (1970-74), dies
Aug 23 In the year 1997 eric Gairy, PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies
Aug 24 Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90 on this day in history.
Aug 25 Clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies on this day in history.
Aug 29 DVD's outsell Laserdiscs in the U.S in the year 1997.
Aug 29 On this day in history 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 In the year 1997 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.
Aug 31 On this day in history diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36
Sep 02 On this day in history rudolf Bing, opera manager (NY Met Opera), dies at 95
Sep 04 On this day in history belle Stewart, singer, dies at 91
Sep 04 Huron Central Railway, owned by Genessee Rail-One, takes over operation of the former CP line between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, Ont on this day in history.
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 Digital Theater Sound (DTS) announces its intentions to enter the DVD market on this day in history.
Sep 05 Georg Solti, conductor, dead, dies at 84 in the year 1997.
Sep 05 Humanitarian Mother Teresa dies of a heart attack in Calcutta, India, at age 87 on this day in history.
Sep 06 In the year 1997 philippe Rossillon, administrator, dies at 66
Sep 06 The funeral for Diana, Princess of Wales, is held at London's Westminster Abbey on this day in history.
Sep 07 On this day in history alex Macintosh, broadcaster/actor (Hell Fight), dies at 72
Sep 10 In the year 1997 burgess Meredith, actor (Penguin-Batman, Rocky), dies at 88
Sep 16 Antony Kearey, television producer, dies at 77 in the year 1997.
Sep 17 On this day in history jan Peder Syse, PM of Norway (1989-90), dies
Sep 18 Harry Brian Boyne, journalist, dies at 87 on this day in history.
Sep 19 Clive Brain, educationalist, dies at 57 on this day in history.
Sep 20 In the year 1997 edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist/probation officer, dies at 59
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 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history tommy Cecil, ferryman, dies at 51