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

But much more happened on August 1997: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1997?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1997 Boeing and McDonnell Douglas complete their merger.
  • 03 Aug 1997 25th du Maurier Golf Classic: Colleen Walker wins
  • 04 Aug 1997 Keenan Ivory Wayan Show, premieres on Fox TV
  • 05 Aug 1997 Korean Air 747 with 331 aboard crashes in Guam, 29 survive
  • 06 Aug 1997 NHL Nashville Tenn names Barry Trotz as its 1st coach
  • 07 Aug 1997 STS 85 (Discovery 23) launches into orbit
  • 08 Aug 1997 Mariners Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Chicago White Sox
  • 09 Aug 1997 Security guard Abner Louima, attacked by NYC police
  • 10 Aug 1997 36th Walker Cup: US, 18-6
  • 11 Aug 1997 Benin legalizes Jan 10th as a voodoo holiday
  • 13 Aug 1997 Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the New York Yankees
  • 14 Aug 1997 1776, opens at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • 15 Aug 1997 Dan Wilson hits Seattle Mariners 3,000th HR
  • 16 Aug 1997 For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia)
  • 17 Aug 1997 79th PGA Championship: Davis Love III shoots a 269 at Winged Foot Golf Club
  • 19 Aug 1997 New York Yank 3rd baseman Wade Boggs pitches a scoreless inning vs. Anaheim
  • 20 Aug 1997 Shelly Moore, 18, of Tenn, crowned 15th Miss Teen USA
  • 21 Aug 1997 Typhoon Winnie kills 140, injures 3,000 in East China
  • 24 Aug 1997 97th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Joel Kribel
  • 25 Aug 1997 Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill policy at the Berlin Wall.
  • 26 Aug 1997 Beni-Ali massacre in Algeria; 60-100 people killed.
  • 28 Aug 1997 Belgian amusement park riders were stuck upside down for 90 minutes
  • 29 Aug 1997 At least 98 villagers are killed by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.
  • 30 Aug 1997 1st WNBA Championshion: Houston Comets beat the New York Liberty
  • 31 Aug 1997 Gin Game, closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 144 performances

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Movies

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Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

Country: United States of America

The Game

The Game

Release year: 1997

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn, James Rebhorn

Country: United States of America

Gattaca

Gattaca

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Andrew Niccol

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal

Country: United States of America

Deconstructing Harry

Deconstructing Harry

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephanie Roth Haberle

Cube

Cube

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Vincenzo Natali

Starring: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1997?
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Chasing Cezanne by Peter Mayle

Chasing Cezanne

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Hanky-panky on the international art scene is the source of the hilarity and fizz in Peter Mayle's new novel. He flies us back to the south of France (a region some

Songs in Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris

Songs in Ordinary Time

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It's the summer of 1960 in Atkinson, Vermont. Maria Fermoyle is a strong but vulnerable divorced woman whose loneliness and ambition for her children make her easy prey for dangerous con man Omar Duvall.

Just As I Am by Billy Graham

Just As I Am

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autobiography of Billy Graham

Apaches by Lorenzo Carcaterra

Apaches

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Remember these names: Boomer. Dead-Eye. Pins. Geronimo. Reverend Jim. Mrs. Columbo. They were great cops. The best cops. But they are cops no more. Now

Underboss by Peter Maas

Underboss

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Sammy the Bull Gravano is the highest-ranking member of the Mafia in America ever to defeat. In telling Gravano's story, Peter Maas brings us as never before into the innermost sanctums of the Cosa Nostra as if we were there …