March 1997 calendar

March 1997

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1997?


  • 01 Mar 1997 Mandy Patinkin in Concert, opens at Lyceum Theater, New York City
  • 02 Mar 1997 Soyuz TM-24 returns to Earth (Russia).
  • 03 Mar 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fayetteville NC on WRCQ 103.5 FM
  • 04 Mar 1997 Comet Hale-Bopp directly above the Sun (1.04 AU).
  • 05 Mar 1997 Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox, and Willie Wells selected for American Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 07 Mar 1997 11th Soul Train Music Awards
  • 09 Mar 1997 Senior Golf Slam
  • 11 Mar 1997 3rd Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
  • 12 Mar 1997 Mikail Markhasev is arrested in Los Angeles, California and charged with shooting Bill Cosby's 27-year-old son, Ennis Cosby.
  • 13 Mar 1997 The Phoenix lights are seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television.
  • 14 Mar 1997 President Bill Clinton trips and tears up his knee requiring surgery.
  • 16 Mar 1997 Toshiba Senior Golf Classic
  • 17 Mar 1997 The Dow Jones Industrial Average removes Westinghouse Electric, Texaco Incorporated, Bethlehem Steel, and Woolworth from its index, replacing them with Travelers Group, Hewlett-Packard Company, Johnson & Johnson, and Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated.
  • 18 Mar 1997 Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die
  • 19 Mar 1997 Ice Pairs won by Mandy Woetzel and Ingo Steuer
  • 20 Mar 1997 Play On!, opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • 21 Mar 1997 Ice Dance won by Oksana Grishuk and Evgeny Platov
  • 22 Mar 1997 Sunset Boulevard, closes at Minskoff NYC after 977 performances
  • 23 Mar 1997 Mandy Patinkin in Concert, closes at Lyceum Theater, New York City
  • 24 Mar 1997 69th Academy Awards: The English Patient, Tom Cruise and Frances McDormand win.
  • 25 Mar 1997 Barrymore, opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 240 performances
  • 26 Mar 1997 Annie, opens at Martin Beck Theater, New York City
  • 27 Mar 1997 Young Man From Atlanta, opens at Longacre NYC for 85 performances
  • 29 Mar 1997 Actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Lisa Rinna
  • 30 Mar 1997 Southwestern Bell Dominion Senior Golf
  • 31 Mar 1997 Daytime to Remember a series showing old soaps premieres on ABC-TV
  • 26 Mar 1997 Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven's Gate mass suicides.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Wannabe
  2. - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down
  3. - Un-Break My Heartyoutube
  4. - You Were Meant For Me
  5. - I Believe I Can Fly

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Where Do You Go
  2. - Don't Speak
  3. - Mama / Who Do You Think You Are?
  4. - Don't Let Go (Love)
  5. - Encore Une Fois


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1997?

Murder in Brentwood by Mark Fuhrman

Murder in Brentwood


The People v. O.J. is a popular FX television series. Simpson: American Crime Story is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s The Run of His Life. It stars Cuba Gooding Jr.

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy


The #1 International Phenomenon Bestseller - NEW PREFACE

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


In the early morning hours of May 2, 1981, shots rang out from Savannah's grandest mansion. Is it murder? Or self-defense? The shooting and its aftermath were heard throughout the hauntingly beautiful city of shaded squares and moss-hung oaks for …

The Arthritis Cure by Jason Theodosakis, Brenda Adderly, Barry Fox

The Arthritis Cure


The Arthritis Cure is a national phenomenon that provides amazing relief to millions of people suffering from chronic arthritis pain. By outlining a nine-point program that includes a combination of two over-the-counter nutritional supplements--glucosamine, to thelp the body rebuild cartilage, …

Total Control by David Baldacci

Total Control


Total Heat Sidney Archer is the best in the world. She loves her husband. She is a skilled worker and has a wonderful young daughter.