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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1997?


Events

  • 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 (GER)
  • 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 (Rus)
  • 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

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Music charts

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Movies

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The Godfather

The Godfather

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Country: United States of America

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Country: United States of America

Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain

Directed by: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Country: United States of America

Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis

Country: United States of America

Annie Hall

Annie Hall

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 1997?
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Hornet'S Nest by Patricia Cornwell

Hornet'S Nest

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Patricia Cornwell turns from forensics to police procedures in her latest novel, Hornet's Nest. This book is less a thriller than a character study of the main characters: Judy Hammer, chief of police in Charlotte, North Carolina; Hammer's deputy, Virginia …

Evening Class by Maeve Binchy

Evening Class

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It was the quiet ones you had to watch. That's where the real passion was lurking.They came together at Mountainview College, a down-at-the-heels secondary school on the seamy side of Dublin,

The Runaway Jury by John Grisham

The Runaway Jury

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThey are at the center of a multimillion-dollar legal hurricane: twelve men and women who have been investigated, watched, manipulated, and harassed by high-priced lawyers and consultants who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict.

The Partner by John Grisham

The Partner

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROnce he was a well-liked, well-paid young partner in a thriving Mississippi law firm. Then Patrick Lanigan stole ninety million dollars from his own firm—and ran for his life.

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes

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A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.