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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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City of God

City of God

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Country: United States of America

The Pianist

The Pianist

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Country: United States of America

L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

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

Country: United States of America

A Face in the Crowd

A Face in the Crowd

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Country: United States of America

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Directed by: Mansoor Khan

Starring: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1997?
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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

Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon

Mason & Dixon

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Charles Mason (1728-1786) and Jeremiah Dixon (1733-1779) were the British surveyors best remembered for running the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland that we know today as the Mason-Dixon Line.

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air

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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 murderous storm was bearing down."

Murder In Brentwood by Mark Fuhrman

Murder In Brentwood

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People know Mark Fuhrman as the most pivotal witness of the O.J. Simpson trial. Now, readers can meet the real Mark Fuhrman, as he sets the record straight on the infamous

Personal History by Katharine Graham

Personal History

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Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for BiographyAn extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women, Personal History is, as its title suggests, a