September 1997 calendar

September 1997

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1997?


  • 01 Sep 1997 Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan
  • 02 Sep 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toronto Canada on CILQ 107.1 FM
  • 03 Sep 1997 Arizona Governor Fife Symington is convicted for various crimes tied to his real estate business, effectively forcing him out of office.
  • 04 Sep 1997 14th MTV Awards
  • 05 Sep 1997 Larry King weds Shawn Southwick
  • 06 Sep 1997 The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Well over a million people line the streets and 2 billion watch around the world on television.
  • 07 Sep 1997 111th US Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Venus Williams
  • 09 Sep 1997 Sinn Fein accepts Mitchell Principles on para-military disarmament
  • 10 Sep 1997 36th Walker Cup
  • 11 Sep 1997 NASA's Mars Global Surveyor reaches Mars.
  • 12 Sep 1997 New York Met John Olerud hits for the cycle
  • 13 Sep 1997 Katherine Shindle (Ill), 24, crowned 71st Miss America 1998
  • 14 Sep 1997 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
  • 15 Sep 1997 Edison International purchases Anaheim Stadium naming rights for $50M
  • 16 Sep 1997 ABL MVP Nikki McCray signs with WNBA
  • 18 Sep 1997 Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame
  • 19 Sep 1997 The Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria kills 53 people.
  • 20 Sep 1997 Yanks clinch 37th appearance in post season, 3rd consecutive
  • 21 Sep 1997 Brickyard Crossing Senior Golf Championhsip
  • 22 Sep 1997 Elton John releases Diana tribute Candle in the Wind 1997
  • 23 Sep 1997 Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year
  • 24 Sep 1997 31st Country Music Association Award
  • 25 Sep 1997 ER is performed live on TV
  • 26 Sep 1997 Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 56th HR of 1997
  • 27 Sep 1997 Communications are suddenly lost with the Mars Pathfinder space probe.
  • 28 Sep 1997 Emerald Coast Senior Golf Classic
  • 29 Sep 1997 Jury selection in Terry Nichols Okla bombing trial begins
  • 30 Sep 1997 Hooters agrees to pay $2 million in discrimination suits
  • 06 Sep 1997 Royal Brunei Airlines Flight 238 crashes in the Lambir Hills National Park while on approach to Miri Airport in Malaysia, killing 10.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Mo Money, Mo Problems
  2. - Honeyyoutube
  3. - Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)
  4. - 4 Seasons Of Loneliness
  5. - I'll Be Missing You

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The Drugs Don't Work
  2. - Men In Black
  3. - Something About The Way You Look / Candle In The Wind
  4. - Tubthumping
  5. - Where's The Love


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1997?

Billions And Billions by Carl Sagan

Billions And Billions


Carl Sagan's final book is a brilliant examination of the burning questions in our lives, the world and the universe.

Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell

Cause of Death


Dr. Kay Scarpetta dives into the murky depths a ship graveyard in search of Ted Eddings's remains, an investigative reporter. Scarpetta, her niece Lucy, and Pete Marino (police captain) will be following the scents and violence of death and violence …

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air


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 deadly storm was coming down.

Even The Stars Look Lonesome by Maya Angelou

Even The Stars Look Lonesome


I have written about the black American experience which I am familiar with. I speak about the human condition generally and society in particular.

Unnatural Exposure by Patricia Cornwell

Unnatural Exposure


Kay Scarpetta is a psychopath who has an intimate knowledge about death. She also has many plans to kill Kay Scarpetta.