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 Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Over a million people lined the streets and 2.5 billion watched around the world on television.
  • 07 Sep 1997 111th US Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Venus Williams (60 64)
  • 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 Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria; 53 killed.
  • 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 (258)
  • 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

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Live Flesh

Live Flesh

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Liberto Rabal, Francesca Neri, Javier Bardem, Ángela Molina



Release year: 1997

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella

Country: United States of America

Photographing Fairies

Photographing Fairies

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Nick Willing

Starring: Toby Stephens, Emily Woof, Ben Kingsley, Frances Barber

Gang Related

Gang Related

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Jim Kouf

Starring: Jim Belushi, Tupac Shakur, Lela Rochon, Dennis Quaid


Which were the most popular books released in September 1997?
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Up Island by Anne Rivers Siddons

Up Island


From childhood, Molly Bell Redwine was taught by her charismatic, domineering mother that "family is everything." But no one warned Molly that family can change unexpectedly.

Dead In The Water by Stuart Woods

Dead In The Water


Stone Barrington only wants a winter getaway from the chill of New York in the beautiful, tropical Caribbean paradise of St.

Plum Island by Nelson DeMille

Plum Island


CELEBRATING THE 20th ANNIVERSARY WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR The hair-raising suspense of The General's Daughter... the wry wit of The Gold Coast...this is vintage Nelson DeMille at the peak of his originality and the height of his …

Diana: Her New Life by Andrew Morton

Diana: Her New Life


Offers a behind-the-scenes look at the real life of Princess Diana, featuring previously unpublished photographs and new facets of Diana's social and private life

If This World Were Mine by E. Lynn Harris

If This World Were Mine


A close circle of friends. A sexy stranger. How strong are the bonds of friendship?With a nine-week stay on the New York Times bestseller list, E.