November 1997 calendar

November 1997

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1997?


  • 02 Nov 1997 Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam
  • 03 Nov 1997 Boston shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is 6th unanimous AL Rookie of Year
  • 05 Nov 1997 2 hours after Davey Johnson resigns, he is named AL Manager of Year
  • 06 Nov 1997 Proposals, opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances
  • 07 Nov 1997 Bean opens in US
  • 08 Nov 1997 Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
  • 09 Nov 1997 Cherry Orchard, closes at Martin Beck Theater, New York City
  • 10 Nov 1997 Jackie - An American Life, opens at Belasco Theater, New York City
  • 11 Nov 1997 CBS News anchor Dan Rather has renewed his contract to 2002
  • 12 Nov 1997 Dick Vitale signs with ESPN through year 2004
  • 13 Nov 1997 Lion King, opens at New Amsterdam Theater, New York City
  • 14 Nov 1997 Colorado Rockie Larry Walker wins NL MVP
  • 15 Nov 1997 19th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 32 awards
  • 16 Nov 1997 1776, closes at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • 17 Nov 1997 Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame
  • 18 Nov 1997 Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
  • 19 Nov 1997 Eugene Onegin, opens at Martin Beck Theater, New York City
  • 20 Nov 1997 Ivanov, opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 51 performances
  • 23 Nov 1997 Annika Sorenstam wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship
  • 24 Nov 1997 Street Corner Symphony, opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 79 performances
  • 25 Nov 1997 US telephone tech Richard Bliss, arrested for spying in Russia
  • 27 Nov 1997 Twenty-five people are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
  • 28 Nov 1997 Final episode of Beavis & Butt-head, on MTV
  • 29 Nov 1997 USAir Arena closes, hosting Washington Wizards
  • 30 Nov 1997 Eugene Onegin, closes at Martin Beck Theater, New York City
  • 02 Nov 1997 Tropical Storm Linda makes landfall in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, causing more than 3,000 deaths.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Candle In The Wind 1997
  2. - Something About The Way You Look Tonight
  3. - You Make Me Wanna..
  4. - How Do I Live
  5. - 4 Seasons Of Loneliness

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Something About The Way You Look / Candle In The Wind
  2. - Barbie Girl
  3. - Sunchyme
  4. - Torn
  5. - Tubthumping


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1997?

Lucky You by Carl Hiaasen

Lucky You


Florida woman who wins the lottery millions only to have her ticket stolen

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook


Sometimes a love story captures our hearts so much that it becomes more than just a story. It becomes an experience we will never forget. The Notebook is one such book.

The Celestine Vision by James Redfield

The Celestine Vision


The Celestine Prophecy is a Wonderful New Addition to the Vision. James Redfield created a new vision of spirituality when he wrote The Celestine Prophecy, and The Tenth Insight.

Diana, Princess Of Wales by Michael O'Mara

Diana, Princess Of Wales


Diana, Princess Of Wales, was undoubtedly one of the most photographed women ever; her father's passion for amateur photography even during her childhood saw her often photographed.

Flood Tide by Clive Cussler

Flood Tide


AN UNDERWATER GRAVEYARD in THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST...A MYSTERIOUS SEAPORT INSIDE THE LOUISIANA BAYOUS...A DIABOLICAL PLAT TO DESTROY AMERICA DIRK PITTA(r), a NUMA agent, rescues a beautiful, undercover agent from an arduous underwater operation at Orion Lake just north of Seattle. …