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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1997.
The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1997: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1997?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1997 Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.
  • 03 Apr 1997 Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical, opens at Royale NYC for 109 performances
  • 04 Apr 1997 DMSP Titan 2 launched
  • 05 Apr 1997 Galileo, 3rd Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 7)
  • 06 Apr 1997 3 Sisters closes at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • 07 Apr 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft Myers Florida on WRXK 96.1 FM
  • 08 Apr 1997 STS 83 (Columbia 22), lands
  • 09 Apr 1997 Cleveland Indians closer Jose Mesa found guilty of rape
  • 11 Apr 1997 Fire breaks out in a pilgrim camp on the Plain of Mena, from Mecca 343 die.
  • 13 Apr 1997 American Daughter opens at Cort Theater NYC for 88 performances
  • 14 Apr 1997 Former S.S. Captain Erich Priebke is retried; on July 22 he is sentenced to 5 years in prison.
  • 15 Apr 1997 America On Line, begins service in Japan
  • 16 Apr 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Minneapolis / St. Paul on WRQC 100.3 FM
  • 17 Apr 1997 New Jersey Devils' goalie Martin Brodeur is second NHL goalie to score in a playoff game.
  • 18 Apr 1997 The Red River of the North breaks through dikes and floods Grand Forks, North Dakota, and East Grand Forks, Minnesota, causing US$2 billion in damage.
  • 19 Apr 1997 Renee Slaughter, crowned 14th Miss Hawaiian Tropic International
  • 20 Apr 1997 Gin Game, opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 144 performances
  • 21 Apr 1997 Ashes of Timothy Leary and Gene Roddenberry launched into orbit
  • 22 Apr 1997 Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria : 93 villagers killed.
  • 23 Apr 1997 Titanic, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, New York City
  • 24 Apr 1997 Steel Peer, opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 76 performances
  • 25 Apr 1997 Seattle Mariners' player Ken Griffey Jr hits his 250th homerun.
  • 26 Apr 1997 Life, opens at Barrymore Theater, New York City
  • 27 Apr 1997 Little Foxes, opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 56 performances
  • 28 Apr 1997 Jekyll & Hyde opens at Plymouth Theater, New York City
  • 29 Apr 1997 Candide, opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 103 performances
  • 30 Apr 1997 London Assurance, opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 72 performances

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Music charts

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Movies

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L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Country: United States of America

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Happy Together

Happy Together

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Kar-Wai Wong

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Chen Chang, Gregory Dayton

The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm

Country: United States of America

Taste of Cherry

Taste of Cherry

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami

Starring: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari, Safar Ali Moradi

Funny Games

Funny Games

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Michael Haneke

Starring: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering

Books

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The Gift Of Peace by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

The Gift Of Peace

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Joseph Cardinal Bernardin's gentle leadership throughout his life of ministerial service had made him an internationally beloved figure, but the words he left behind about his final journey would change the

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook

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Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book.

Mcnally'S Gamble by Lawrence Sanders

Mcnally'S Gamble

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A risky gamble might not pay off when Lawrence Sanders’s dilettante detective plunges into a quagmire of greed, passion, and murder At first, Archy McNally was unofficially enlisted to verify the bona

The Moral Intelligence Of Children by Robert Coles

The Moral Intelligence Of Children

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Child psychiatrist and Harvard professor Robert Coles has actively dedicated much of his life to exemplifying, teaching, and writing about the moral life.

Affair by Amanda Quick

Affair

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Charlotte Arkendale knew all there was to know about men. After all, she'd made a career out of steering marriage-minded women away from untrustworthy members of the opposite sex.Yet