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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1997?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1997 The Republic of Zaire officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Zaire.
  • 02 Jan 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Columbus OH on WBZX 99.7 FM
  • 03 Jan 1997 Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final Today show on NBC-TV
  • 05 Jan 1997 Juan Darien-Carnival Mass closes at Vivian Beaumont, New York City
  • 06 Jan 1997 In Detroit, Michigan, the North American International Auto Show is held, over ten days. Chevrolet unveils the 1997 Corvette, dubbed "C5". A new small-block V-8 engine is introduced, the LS1, with 345-hp, and 10:1 compression ratio.
  • 07 Jan 1997 Newt Gingrich narrowly re-elected speaker of the House of Representatives.
  • 08 Jan 1997 Intel releases the 166 MHz and 200 MHz Pentium processors with MMX multimedia extension instructions. Bus speed is 66 MHz. They incorporate 4.5 million transistors. Performance of the 200 MHz version is 350 MIPS. Code-name during development was P55C. MMX originally stood for "matrix-multiplication extensions".
  • 09 Jan 1997 Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital
  • 10 Jan 1997 Rehersal, closes at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • 11 Jan 1997 Telstar 401 Satellite Fails
  • 12 Jan 1997 17th United Negro College Fund raises
  • 15 Jan 1997 Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station
  • 16 Jan 1997 Ennis Cosby, the 29-year-old only son of actor Bill Cosby, is killed by a gunman while changing a flat tire in Los Angeles, California.
  • 17 Jan 1997 NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely, fines him $25,000 for kicking cameraman.
  • 18 Jan 1997 Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided.
  • 19 Jan 1997 54th Golden Globes: English Patient, Brenda Blethyn and Geoffrey Rush
  • 20 Jan 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans LA on KKND 106.7 FM
  • 21 Jan 1997 Newt Gingrich becomes the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives to be internally disciplined for ethical misconduct.
  • 22 Jan 1997 Space Shuttle Atlantis Returns to Earth, Successful
  • 23 Jan 1997 Mir Aimal Kasi receives the death sentence for a 1993 assault rifle attack outside US Central Intelligence Agency headquarters that killed two and wounded three others.
  • 25 Jan 1997 71st Australian Women's Tennis: Martina Hingis beat Mary Pierce (6-2, 6-2).
  • 26 Jan 1997 Ideal Husband closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • 27 Jan 1997 Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, opens at Gershwin, New York City
  • 30 Jan 1997 Minuteman III launches
  • 31 Jan 1997 Final Fantasy VII is released in Japan.

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Metropolis

Metropolis

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Country: United States of America

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Country: United States of America

Amar Prem

Amar Prem

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Bindu

Mother India

Mother India

Directed by: Mehboob Khan

Starring: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar

Country: United States of America

Freaks

Freaks

Directed by: Tod Browning

Starring: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Soul'S Code by James Hillman

The Soul'S Code

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Plato and the Greeks called it "daimon," the Romans "genius," the Christians "guardian angel." Today we use the terms heart, spirit, and soul.

Beware, the Snowman by R.L. Stine

Beware, the Snowman

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They're baa-ack! Make way for the bestselling children's series of all time! With a fresh new look, GOOSEBUMPS is set to scare a whole new generation of kids.

Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff

Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

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There are many ways to define a woman: daughter, mother, wife, professional, friend, student... We are each special and unique, yet we share a common connection.

Special Delivery by Danielle Steel

Special Delivery

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In a novel that explores the fun and challenge, and occasional absurdity, of new beginnings, Danielle Steel tells the story of two people who find love where and when they least expect it.At

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The Millionaire Next Door

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The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.