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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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Movies

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City of God

City of God

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Country: United States of America

L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

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

Country: United States of America

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

Country: United States of America

Forbidden Games

Forbidden Games

Directed by: René Clément

Starring: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée, Laurence Badie

Country: United States of America

High Noon

High Noon

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States of America

Books

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Angela'S Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela'S Ashes

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A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

The English Patient

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With unsettling beauty and intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II.The

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy

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THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACEYou have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.In

Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch

Conversations With God

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Conversations with God Book 1 began a series that has been changing millions of lives for more than ten years. Finally, the bestselling series is now a movie, starring Henry Czerny

The Kiss by Kathryn Harrison

The Kiss

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In this acclaimed and groundbreaking memoir, Kathryn Harrison transforms into a work of art the darkest passage imaginable in a young woman’s life: an obsessive love affair between father and daughter