June 1997 calendar

June 1997

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1997?


  • 01 Jun 1997 1st New York Women Film Festival opens
  • 02 Jun 1997 Liberals beat Conservatives in France
  • 06 Jun 1997 In Lacey Township, New Jersey, high school senior Melissa Drexler kills her newborn baby in a toilet.
  • 07 Jun 1997 129th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Touch Gold wins in 2:28.8
  • 08 Jun 1997 Young Man From Atlanta closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 85 performances
  • 09 Jun 1997 Detroit Tigers bat out of order against Oakland Athletics in 1st inning
  • 10 Jun 1997 Feng Yun-2B Long March 3 Launch (China), Successful
  • 11 Jun 1997 In the United Kingdom, the House of Commons votes for a total ban on handguns.
  • 12 Jun 1997 1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3
  • 13 Jun 1997 51st NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4, games to 2
  • 15 Jun 1997 Little Foxes, closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 16 Jun 1997 31st Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson and LeAnn Rimes
  • 17 Jun 1997 NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 and Minneapolis-St Paul and Columbus, Ohio in 2000
  • 19 Jun 1997 Forever Tango!, opens at Walter Kerr Theater, New York City
  • 20 Jun 1997 Negotiators announce agreement in principle with tobacco industry
  • 21 Jun 1997 Defending the Caveman, closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 671 performances
  • 22 Jun 1997 Nationwide Senior Golf Championship
  • 23 Jun 1997 Dow Jones drops 192.25 pts
  • 24 Jun 1997 4-1, Mark McGwire his a 538 foot HR
  • 25 Jun 1997 Galileo, 2nd Callisto Flyby
  • 26 Jun 1997 Galileo, Ganymede Observations
  • 27 Jun 1997 Walt Disney Feature Animation's thirty-fifth animated feature Hercules is released.
  • 28 Jun 1997 Master Class, closes at Golden Theater NYC after 601 performances
  • 29 Jun 1997 American Daughter closes at Cort Theater NYC after 88 performances
  • 30 Jun 1997 Leap Second to synchronize atomic clocks
  • 02 Jun 1997 In Denver, Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, in which 168 people died. He was executed four years later.
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Music charts

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

  1. - MMMbop
  2. - I'll Be Missing You
  3. - Hypnotizeyoutube
  4. - Return Of The Mack
  5. - Say You'll Be There

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Lovefool
  2. - Mmm Bop
  3. - You're Not Alone
  4. - I Wanna Be The Only One
  5. - I Believe I Can Fly


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1997?

End Of The Drive by Louis L'Amour

End Of The Drive


BEST OF THE WEST: A veteran trail driver who has seen thundering stampedes as well as Comanche raids discovers that there is nothing more dangerous than courting a beautiful lady.

Secrecy by Belva Plain



Then came the sin. Then came the lies. He was charming, charming, irresistible, and an 18-year-old lady-killer. His uncle Cliff's stepson Ted, was also his charm. He would destroy the fourteen-year-old Charlotte's life in one horrible night.

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air


National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest saw nothing that suggested that a deadly storm was coming down.

Just As I Am by Billy Graham

Just As I Am


Autobiography of Billy Graham

Los Alamos by Joseph Kanon

Los Alamos


The world's most innovative minds have gathered in a remote, dusty community of carefully constructed buildings. Their mission was to destroy an atom and end war.