July 1997 calendar

July 1997

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1997?


  • 01 Jul 1997 Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson for biting Holyfield
  • 02 Jul 1997 Tom Walters Sr. of Meridian, Mississippi wins powerball of US$11 million.
  • 03 Jul 1997 Mississippi becomes 1st state to settle tobacco suit
  • 04 Jul 1997 US space probe Pathfinder lands on Ares Vallis Mars
  • 05 Jul 1997 104th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Jana Novotna
  • 06 Jul 1997 Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical, closes at Royale NYC after 109 performances
  • 07 Jul 1997 The Great Flood begins in southern Poland.
  • 08 Jul 1997 68th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Jacobs Field, Cleveland
  • 10 Jul 1997 Hideki Irabu makes his debut as a New York Yankee, he beats Tigers 10-3
  • 12 Jul 1997 Cubs play in their 5,000th consecutive gane with out being no-hit
  • 13 Jul 1997 15th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Larry Gilbert
  • 14 Jul 1997 Bomb in Algiers kills 21 andwounds 40
  • 15 Jul 1997 In Miami, Florida, serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan guns down Gianni Versace outside his home.
  • 16 Jul 1997 Jerold Mackenzie awarded $266M for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harrassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co worker
  • 17 Jul 1997 STS 94 (Columbia 23), lands
  • 20 Jul 1997 126th British Golf Open: Billy Ray Brown shoots a 271 at Royal Troon
  • 21 Jul 1997 200-year-old USS Constitution sails under its own power
  • 22 Jul 1997 Fire breaks out at Palais de Chaillot in Paris
  • 23 Jul 1997 Dallas TV Station KXAS settle with Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin and Erik Williams for reporting false sex assault allegations against them
  • 24 Jul 1997 Spree killer Andrew Cunanan commits suicide in a Miami houseboat.
  • 25 Jul 1997 Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby
  • 26 Jul 1997 Apple Computer releases Mac OS 8.0 for US$99. Code-name during development was Tempo.
  • 27 Jul 1997 Candide, closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • 28 Jul 1997 Mark Messier signs with Vancouver Canucks
  • 29 Jul 1997 US Senior Golf Open ends at Olympia Fields Golf Club - Illinois
  • 30 Jul 1997 Terrorist double suicide bombing in Jerusalem, kills 14
  • 01 Jul 1997 China resumes sovereignty over the city-state of Hong Kong, ending 156 years of British colonial rule. The handover ceremony is attended by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Charles, Prince of Wales, Chinese President Jiang Zemin and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
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Music charts

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

  1. - I'll Be Missing You
  2. - MMMbop
  3. - Bitch
  4. - Return Of The Mack
  5. - Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Mmm Bop
  2. - I'll Be Missing You
  3. - I Wanna Be The Only One
  4. - Ecuador
  5. - Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1997?

Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon

Mason & Dixon


Charles Mason (1728-1786), and Jeremiah Dixon (1733-1779), were two of the most famous British surveyors for establishing the boundary between Pennsylvania, Maryland that we now know as the Mason-Dixon Line.

If This World Were Mine by E. Lynn Harris

If This World Were Mine


A close group of friends. A sexy stranger. What are the bonds that bind friendship? E. spent nine weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Fatal Terrain by Dale Brown

Fatal Terrain


Dale Brown, the bestselling author of Dale Brown’s Dreamland & Warrior Class is a thrill-seeker with his terrifyingly real descriptions of high-tech warfare.

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go!


Dr. Seuss's brilliantly wise Oh, The Places You'll go! This is the perfect way to send off grads from high school, college and nursery school. Dr.

The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou

The Heart of a Woman


Maya Angelou, along with Guy, leaves California to move to New York in The Heart of a Woman. She enters the world and society of black writers and artists, reads her writing at the Harlem Writers Guild and takes part …