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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1997?


Events

  • 01 May 1997 Toni Blair elected Prime Minister of the UK
  • 02 May 1997 Police arrest transsexual hooker Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy
  • 03 May 1997 123rd Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 2:02.3.
  • 04 May 1997 Sprint Titleholders LPGA Championship
  • 05 May 1997 Married With Children final episode on Fox TV
  • 06 May 1997 Army Staff Sgt Delmar Simpson gets 25-year sentence for rape
  • 07 May 1997 Expos scores 13 in 6th at Giants
  • 08 May 1997 Tea Leoni and David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village
  • 09 May 1997 First US ambassador since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam.
  • 10 May 1997 Chicago Cubs turn baseball's 68th triple play (vs San Francisco Giants).
  • 11 May 1997 Play On! closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • 12 May 1997 Angels scores 13 in 7th vs. White Sox
  • 13 May 1997 Eddie Murray is sixth baseball player to play in 3,000 games.
  • 14 May 1997 The Star Alliance is formed between Air Canada, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines System, Thai Airways International and United Airlines.
  • 15 May 1997 STS 84 (Atlantis 19), launches, 6th Shuttle-Mir Mission.
  • 16 May 1997 Brandi Sherwood, (Idaho) replaces Brook Lee (Miss Universe) as Miss USA.
  • 17 May 1997 Sylvester Stallone weds Jennifer Flavin in London
  • 18 May 1997 King David, opens at New Amsterdam Theater, New York City
  • 19 May 1997 Millie, dog of President Bush, dies at age 12.
  • 20 May 1997 Thor-2A Delta 2 Launch (Norway / USA), Successful
  • 21 May 1997 Emmy 24th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 17th time
  • 23 May 1997 King David, closes at New Amsterdam Theater, New York City
  • 24 May 1997 STS 84 (Atlantis 19), lands
  • 25 May 1997 Bell Atlantic Senior Golf Classic
  • 26 May 1997 Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) and Tony Womack (Pittsburgh Pirates) hit inside the park homeruns.
  • 27 May 1997 Arie Luyendyk wins his 2nd Indianapolis 500
  • 28 May 1997 Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis
  • 29 May 1997 Jesse Timmedequas, found guilty of rape / murder of Megan Kanka, 7
  • 30 May 1997 Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, set afire by 12-year-old grandson.
  • 31 May 1997 Once Upon a Matress, closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 187 performances

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Country: United States of America

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Annamayya

Annamayya

Release year: 1997

Directed by: K. Raghavendra Rao

Starring: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Suman, Bhanupriya, Mohan Babu

Happy Together

Happy Together

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Kar-Wai Wong

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Chen Chang, Gregory Dayton

Taste of Cherry

Taste of Cherry

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami

Starring: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari, Safar Ali Moradi

Funny Games

Funny Games

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Michael Haneke

Starring: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1997?
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Underboss by Peter Maas

Underboss

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Sammy the Bull Gravano is the highest-ranking member of the Mafia in America ever to defeat. In telling Gravano's story, Peter Maas brings us as never before into the innermost sanctums of the Cosa Nostra as if we were there …

The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou

The Heart of a Woman

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In The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou leaves California with her son, Guy, to move to New York. There she enters the society and world of black artists and writers, reads her work at the Harlem Writers Guild, and …

The Gift Of Peace by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

The Gift Of Peace

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Joseph Cardinal Bernardin's gentle leadership throughout his life of ministerial service had made him an internationally beloved figure, but the words he left behind about his final journey would change the

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook

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Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book.

End Of The Drive by Louis L'Amour

End Of The Drive

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BEST OF THE WEST A veteran trail driver, who has survived thundering stampedes and Comanche raids, discovers there’s nothing so dangerous as courting a beautiful woman.