February 1997 calendar

February 1997

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 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 February 1997: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1997?


  • 02 Feb 1997 Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus closes at Gershwin, New York City
  • 03 Feb 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Detroit MI on WKRK 97.1 FM
  • 04 Feb 1997 Sec of State Margaret Albright announces she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish
  • 05 Feb 1997 3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund
  • 06 Feb 1997 Diane Blood, 32, in England, won right to use her dead husbands sperm
  • 07 Feb 1997 US and Russia announce summit set for Helsinki, March 20-21
  • 09 Feb 1997 Fox cartoon series The Simpsons airs 167th episode in the USA, making it the longest-running animated series in cartoon history.
  • 10 Feb 1997 13th Soap Opera Digest Awards
  • 11 Feb 1997 STS 82 (Discovery 22) launches.
  • 12 Feb 1997 Fred Goldman says he will settle for a signed murder confession from O J Simpson in lieu of his $20.5 million judgement.
  • 13 Feb 1997 Three Sisters, opens at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • 15 Feb 1997 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tara Lipinski.
  • 16 Feb 1997 GTE Suncoast Senior Golf Classic
  • 17 Feb 1997 Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Pasadena, California
  • 19 Feb 1997 US Federal Communications Commission makes available 311 for non-emergency calls and 711 for hearing or speech-impaired emergency calls.
  • 20 Feb 1997 Stanley opens at Circle in the Square Theater, New York City
  • 21 Feb 1997 Empire Strikes Back, special edition, premieres
  • 22 Feb 1997 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open.
  • 23 Feb 1997 American Express Senior Golf Invitational
  • 24 Feb 1997 South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp.
  • 26 Feb 1997 39th Grammy Awards: Change the World Babyface, Beck and LeAnn Rimes win.
  • 27 Feb 1997 Last Night of Ballyhoo opens at Helen Hayes Theater, New York City
  • 28 Feb 1997 Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 1997?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Un-Break My Heartyoutube
  2. - Wannabe
  3. - Don't Let Go (Love)
  4. - I Believe I Can Fly
  5. - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)
  2. - Where Do You Go
  3. - 2 Become 1
  4. - Don't Speak
  5. - Don't Let Go (Love)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Donnie Brasco

Donnie Brasco

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Mike Newell

Starring: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby

Country: United States of America

Mother and Son

Mother and Son

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Aleksandr Sokurov

Starring: Aleksei Ananishnov, Gudrun Geyer



Release year: 1997

Directed by: John Singleton

Starring: Jon Voight, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Bruce McGill



Release year: 1997

Directed by: Michael Herbig

Still Breathing

Still Breathing

Release year: 1997

Directed by: James F. Robinson

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Joanna Going, Lou Rawls, Steven Lambert


Which were the most popular books released in February 1997?
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The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton

The Book of Ruth


This book won the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award as best first novel. It deals with real-life problems of violence and alienation. The author then creates a beautiful testament to humanity's capacity for compassion, mercy, and love.

The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman

The Fallen Man


The remains of a murder victim whose bones have remained undiscovered for over a decade lie on a ledge below Ship Rock mountain's peak. A sniper's bullet kills a harmless canyon guide who has traveled three hundred miles across the …

The Laws of Our Fathers by Scott Turow

The Laws of Our Fathers


A random drive-by shooting kills a woman in Kindle County. This woman is the ex-wife a prominent senator, and an old friend of Judge Sonia Klonsky on whose desk this case was filed.

Evening Class by Maeve Binchy

Evening Class


You had to be attentive to the quieter ones. They were the ones who found the true passion.

The Cat Who Tailed A Thief by Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Tailed A Thief


"Another winner" is the name of the delightful New York Times mystery series. (Austin American-Statesman)In this latest installment, prizewinning reporter Jim Qwilleran--along with his lovable Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum--solve a