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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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

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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

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 Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva

The Unlikely Spy


In wartime," Winston Churchill wrote, "truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies." For Britain's counterintelligence operations, this meant finding the unlikeliest agent imaginable-a

The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams

The Dilbert Principle


The creator of Dilbert, the fastest-growing comic strip in the nation (syndicated in nearly 1000 newspapers), takes a look at corporate America in all its glorious lunacy.

The Laws of Our Fathers by Scott Turow

The Laws of Our Fathers


In Kindle County, a woman is killed in an apparent random drive-by shooting. The woman turns out to be the ex-wife of a prominent state senator and an old acquaintance of Judge Sonia Klonsky, on whose desk the case lands.

Forever, Erma by Erma Bombeck

Forever, Erma


When Erma Bombeck died on April 22, 1996, she left behind something that few writers could hope to bequeath--a written legacy of more than 4,500 columns and twelve bestselling books and

Five Days In Paris by Danielle Steel

Five Days In Paris


As president of a major pharmaceutical empire, Peter Haskell has everything. Power, position, a career and a family, which mean everything to him, and for which he has sacrificed a great