1997: On This Year

1997

1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1997th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1997 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1997 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1997, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1997, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1997, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1997, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1997.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1997 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.

history

What was 1997 known for ?

  • With the 20th Century coming to a close and a new century on the horizon, the year 1997 was full of notable events.
  • There was one highly notable event in the field of literature this year – J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published in the United Kingdom. It was Rowling’s debut novel and it was the first book in the famous Harry Potter series. This fantasy series of seven books became a global phenomenon, launching a massively popular franchise of film adaptations, prequels, and even theme park attractions.
  • In the field of television, The Simpsons aired its 167th episode, making it the longest running animated series in history. This was the year that Australian animal expert Steve Irwin’s show, The Crocodile Hunter, premiered. 1997 was also the year that the famous animated series, South Park, created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, made its debut on Comedy Central. The show quickly became a national, and international, sensation and steadily developed into a great medium of social satire and commentary on life in America.
  • There was a very important scientific advancement made this year as well. Scientists in Scotland announced the first cloned mammal, cloned from an adult cell: a sheep called Dolly. While the announcement sparked intense debate on the ethical limits of science in general, and on cloning in particular, the significance of the achievement is undeniable.
  • While there were many noteworthy events this year, 1997 will no doubt always be remembered, in part, due to two major deaths that shook the world. This was the year that Diana, Princess of Wales, and wife of Charles, Prince of Wales (Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest child and heir apparent) died tragically in an automobile crash. Diana had captured the imagination of the world with her beauty, grace, and her prolific charity work. Another passing also shook the world. This was the year that Mother Teresa of Calcutta died after struggling with heart problems for many years. Mother Teresa was known around the world for her piety and especially for her charity work in some of the most impoverished corners of the world. The Roman Catholic Church canonized her as a saint in 2016, and she officially became Saint Teresa of Calcutta.

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Oscar

1997: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1997, during the 70th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 23/03/1998 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 1997:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1997?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to Titanic, directed by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1997?

The Oscar for Best Director went to James Cameron, for the movie Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1997?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to Jack Nicholson, for the movie As Good as It Gets, starring Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr. produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1997?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Helen Hunt, for the movie As Good as It Gets, starring Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr. produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1997?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Robin Williams, for the movie Good Will Hunting, starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1997?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Kim Basinger, for the movie L.A. Confidential, starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger produced in the United States of America.
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1997: Who was Time's Person of the Year?


Andrew Grove
In 1997, Andrew Grove was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. In 1997, Grove was Chairman and CEO of Intel, recognized as a pioneer in the semiconductor industry.

1997: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1997 were:

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

Lord Jim

By:

Jim, a young British seaman, abandons a ship full of pilgrims, but the passengers are later saved, leading to his public censure. Joseph Conrad, a Polish author who wrote in English, is regarded as one of the greatest novelists of …

The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal

By:

THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FOSTER"The Day of the Jackal makes comparable books like The Manchurian Candidate or The Spy Who Came in From the Cold look like Hardy Boy mysteries The

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being by Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being

By:

Milan Kundera's The Unbearable lightness of Being tells the story about a young woman who falls in love with a man who is unable to choose between his love for her or his incorrigible womanizing.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Secret History

By:

Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize 2014 for her novel The Goldfinch. She established herself as an important talent with The Secret History which is now a modern classic.

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

The Dead Zone

By:

Johnny

Ox chinese zodiac sign

1997: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1997?


According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1997 was the Year of the Ox.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Ox sign.

Nobel Prize

1997: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year


1997: Who won the Nobel Prize in Literature ?

In 1997 the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to:
  • Dario Fo

1997: Who won the Nobel Peace Prize ?

In 1997 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to:
  • International Campaign to Ban Landmines
  • Jody Williams

1997: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physics ?

In 1997 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to:
  • Steven Chu
  • Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
  • William Daniel Phillips

1997: Who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences ?

In 1997 the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to:
  • Robert C. Merton
  • Myron Scholes

1997: Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry ?

In 1997 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to:
  • John E. Walker

1997: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ?

In 1997 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to:
  • Stanley B. Prusiner
world population

1997: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1997 were Michael, Jacob and Matthew for boys and Emily, Jessica and Ashley for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1997: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1997 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Michael
  • Jacob
  • Matthew
  • Christopher
  • Joshua
  • Nicholas
  • Brandon
  • Andrew
  • Austin
  • Tyler

1997: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1997 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Emily
  • Jessica
  • Ashley
  • Sarah
  • Hannah
  • Samantha
  • Taylor
  • Alexis
  • Elizabeth
  • Madison

vinyl songs

1997: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1997, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was How Do I Live by LeAnn Rimes

1997: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1997 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. How Do I Live by LeAnn Rimes
  2. You Were Meant For Me by Jewel
  3. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) by The Backstreet Boys
  4. You Make Me Wanna.. by Usher
  5. I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans
  6. Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton
  7. Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy
  8. Wannabe by The Spice Girls
  9. Return Of The Mack by Mark Morrison
  10. Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind

1997: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 1997, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans

1997: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 1997 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans
  2. Don't Speak by No Doubt
  3. Something About The Way You Look / Candle In The Wind by Elton John
  4. Perfect Day by Various Artists
  5. Men In Black by Will Smith
  6. Where Do You Go by No Mercy
  7. Mama / Who Do You Think You Are? by The Spice Girls
  8. Barbie Girl by Aqua
  9. Tubthumping by Chumbawamba
  10. Your Woman by White Town

1997: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1997 were:

Titanic

Release year: 1997

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Country: United States of America

The Fifth Element

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm

Country: United States of America

As Good as It Gets

Release year: 1997

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Country: United States of America

Men in Black

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

Country: United States of America

Liar Liar

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

Starring: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Amanda Donohoe, Jennifer Tilly

Country: United States of America

world population

1997: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 1997 was 5,905,045,788 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 46.0% of the total population, which is roughly 2.7 billion individuals.The annual population change in 1997 was an increase of +80.4 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.38% over the previous year.The average population density in 1997 was 25 persons per square mile (or 40 persons per square kilometer).

history

What happened in 1997?

Here's what happened in 1997:

  • Jan 1, 1997: The Republic of Zaire officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Zaire.
  • Jan 2, 1997: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Columbus OH on WBZX 99.7 FM
  • Jan 3, 1997: Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final Today show on NBC-TV
  • Jan 5, 1997: Juan Darien-Carnival Mass closes at Vivian Beaumont, New York City
  • Jan 6, 1997: In Detroit, Michigan, the North American International Auto Show is held, over ten days. Chevrolet unveils the 1997 Corvette, dubbed "C5". A new small-block V-8 engine is introduced, the LS1, with 345-hp, and 10:1 compression ratio.
  • Jan 7, 1997: Newt Gingrich narrowly re-elected speaker of the House of Representatives.
  • Jan 8, 1997: Intel releases the 166 MHz and 200 MHz Pentium processors with MMX multimedia extension instructions. Bus speed is 66 MHz. They incorporate 4.5 million transistors. Performance of the 200 MHz version is 350 MIPS. Code-name during development was P55C. MMX originally stood for "matrix-multiplication extensions".
  • Jan 9, 1997: Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital
  • Jan 10, 1997: Rehersal, closes at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • Jan 11, 1997: Telstar 401 Satellite Fails
  • Jan 12, 1997: 17th United Negro College Fund raises
  • Jan 15, 1997: Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station
  • Jan 16, 1997: Ennis Cosby, the 29-year-old only son of actor Bill Cosby, is killed by a gunman while changing a flat tire in Los Angeles, California.
  • Jan 17, 1997: NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely, fines him $25,000 for kicking cameraman.
  • Jan 18, 1997: Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided.
  • Jan 19, 1997: 54th Golden Globes: English Patient, Brenda Blethyn and Geoffrey Rush
  • Jan 20, 1997: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans LA on KKND 106.7 FM
  • Jan 21, 1997: Newt Gingrich becomes the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives to be internally disciplined for ethical misconduct.
  • Jan 22, 1997: Space Shuttle Atlantis Returns to Earth, Successful
  • Jan 23, 1997: Mir Aimal Kasi receives the death sentence for a 1993 assault rifle attack outside US Central Intelligence Agency headquarters that killed two and wounded three others.
  • Jan 25, 1997: 71st Australian Women's Tennis: Martina Hingis beat Mary Pierce (6-2, 6-2).
  • Jan 26, 1997: Ideal Husband closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • Jan 27, 1997: Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, opens at Gershwin, New York City
  • Jan 30, 1997: Minuteman III launches
  • Jan 31, 1997: Final Fantasy VII is released in Japan.
  • Feb 2, 1997: Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus closes at Gershwin, New York City
  • Feb 3, 1997: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Detroit MI on WKRK 97.1 FM
  • Feb 4, 1997: Sec of State Margaret Albright announces she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish
  • Feb 5, 1997: 3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund
  • Feb 6, 1997: Diane Blood, 32, in England, won right to use her dead husbands sperm
  • Feb 7, 1997: US and Russia announce summit set for Helsinki, March 20-21
  • Feb 9, 1997: Fox cartoon series The Simpsons airs 167th episode in the USA, making it the longest-running animated series in cartoon history.
  • Feb 10, 1997: 13th Soap Opera Digest Awards
  • Feb 11, 1997: STS 82 (Discovery 22) launches.
  • Feb 12, 1997: Fred Goldman says he will settle for a signed murder confession from O J Simpson in lieu of his $20.5 million judgement.
  • Feb 13, 1997: Three Sisters, opens at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • Feb 15, 1997: US female Figure Skating championship won by Tara Lipinski.
  • Feb 16, 1997: GTE Suncoast Senior Golf Classic
  • Feb 17, 1997: Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Pasadena, California
  • Feb 19, 1997: US Federal Communications Commission makes available 311 for non-emergency calls and 711 for hearing or speech-impaired emergency calls.
  • Feb 20, 1997: Stanley opens at Circle in the Square Theater, New York City
  • Feb 21, 1997: Empire Strikes Back, special edition, premieres
  • Feb 22, 1997: Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open.
  • Feb 23, 1997: American Express Senior Golf Invitational
  • Feb 24, 1997: South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp.
  • Feb 26, 1997: 39th Grammy Awards: Change the World Babyface, Beck and LeAnn Rimes win.
  • Feb 27, 1997: Last Night of Ballyhoo opens at Helen Hayes Theater, New York City
  • Feb 28, 1997: Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45
  • Mar 1, 1997: Mandy Patinkin in Concert, opens at Lyceum Theater, New York City
  • Mar 2, 1997: Soyuz TM-24 returns to Earth (Russia).
  • Mar 3, 1997: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fayetteville NC on WRCQ 103.5 FM
  • Mar 4, 1997: Comet Hale-Bopp directly above the Sun (1.04 AU).
  • Mar 5, 1997: Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox, and Willie Wells selected for American Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Mar 7, 1997: 11th Soul Train Music Awards
  • Mar 9, 1997: Senior Golf Slam
  • Mar 11, 1997: 3rd Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
  • Mar 12, 1997: Mikail Markhasev is arrested in Los Angeles, California and charged with shooting Bill Cosby's 27-year-old son, Ennis Cosby.
  • Mar 13, 1997: The Phoenix lights are seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television.
  • Mar 14, 1997: President Bill Clinton trips and tears up his knee requiring surgery.
  • Mar 16, 1997: Toshiba Senior Golf Classic
  • Mar 17, 1997: The Dow Jones Industrial Average removes Westinghouse Electric, Texaco Incorporated, Bethlehem Steel, and Woolworth from its index, replacing them with Travelers Group, Hewlett-Packard Company, Johnson & Johnson, and Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated.
  • Mar 18, 1997: Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die
  • Mar 19, 1997: Ice Pairs won by Mandy Woetzel and Ingo Steuer
  • Mar 20, 1997: Play On!, opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • Mar 21, 1997: Ice Dance won by Oksana Grishuk and Evgeny Platov
  • Mar 22, 1997: Sunset Boulevard, closes at Minskoff NYC after 977 performances
  • Mar 23, 1997: Mandy Patinkin in Concert, closes at Lyceum Theater, New York City
  • Mar 24, 1997: 69th Academy Awards: The English Patient, Tom Cruise and Frances McDormand win.
  • Mar 25, 1997: Barrymore, opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 240 performances
  • Mar 26, 1997: Annie, opens at Martin Beck Theater, New York City
  • Mar 27, 1997: Young Man From Atlanta, opens at Longacre NYC for 85 performances
  • Mar 29, 1997: Actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Lisa Rinna
  • Mar 30, 1997: Southwestern Bell Dominion Senior Golf
  • Mar 31, 1997: Daytime to Remember a series showing old soaps premieres on ABC-TV
  • Apr 1, 1997: Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.
  • Apr 3, 1997: Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical, opens at Royale NYC for 109 performances
  • Apr 4, 1997: DMSP Titan 2 launched
  • Apr 5, 1997: Galileo, 3rd Ganymede Flyby
  • Apr 6, 1997: 3 Sisters closes at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • Apr 7, 1997: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft Myers Florida on WRXK 96.1 FM
  • Apr 8, 1997: STS 83 (Columbia 22), lands
  • Apr 9, 1997: Cleveland Indians closer Jose Mesa found guilty of rape
  • Apr 11, 1997: Fire breaks out in a pilgrim camp on the Plain of Mena, from Mecca 343 die.
  • Apr 13, 1997: American Daughter opens at Cort Theater NYC for 88 performances
  • Apr 14, 1997: Former S.S. Captain Erich Priebke is retried; on July 22 he is sentenced to 5 years in prison.
  • Apr 15, 1997: America On Line, begins service in Japan
  • Apr 16, 1997: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Minneapolis / St. Paul on WRQC 100.3 FM
  • Apr 17, 1997: New Jersey Devils' goalie Martin Brodeur is second NHL goalie to score in a playoff game.
  • Apr 18, 1997: The Red River of the North breaks through dikes and floods Grand Forks, North Dakota, and East Grand Forks, Minnesota, causing US$2 billion in damage.
  • Apr 19, 1997: Renee Slaughter, crowned 14th Miss Hawaiian Tropic International
  • Apr 20, 1997: Gin Game, opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 144 performances
  • Apr 21, 1997: Ashes of Timothy Leary and Gene Roddenberry launched into orbit
  • Apr 22, 1997: Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria : 93 villagers killed.
  • Apr 23, 1997: Titanic, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, New York City
  • Apr 24, 1997: Steel Peer, opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 76 performances
  • Apr 25, 1997: Seattle Mariners' player Ken Griffey Jr hits his 250th homerun.
  • Apr 26, 1997: Life, opens at Barrymore Theater, New York City
  • Apr 27, 1997: Little Foxes, opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 56 performances
  • Apr 28, 1997: Jekyll & Hyde opens at Plymouth Theater, New York City
  • Apr 29, 1997: Candide, opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 103 performances
  • Apr 30, 1997: London Assurance, opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • May 1, 1997: Toni Blair elected Prime Minister of the UK
  • May 2, 1997: Police arrest transsexual hooker Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy
  • May 3, 1997: 123rd Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 2:02.3.
  • May 4, 1997: Sprint Titleholders LPGA Championship
  • May 5, 1997: Married With Children final episode on Fox TV
  • May 6, 1997: Army Staff Sgt Delmar Simpson gets 25-year sentence for rape
  • May 7, 1997: Expos scores 13 in 6th at Giants
  • May 8, 1997: Tea Leoni and David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village
  • May 9, 1997: First US ambassador since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam.
  • May 10, 1997: Chicago Cubs turn baseball's 68th triple play (vs San Francisco Giants).
  • May 11, 1997: Play On! closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • May 12, 1997: Angels scores 13 in 7th vs. White Sox
  • May 13, 1997: Eddie Murray is sixth baseball player to play in 3,000 games.
  • May 14, 1997: The Star Alliance is formed between Air Canada, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines System, Thai Airways International and United Airlines.
  • May 15, 1997: STS 84 (Atlantis 19), launches, 6th Shuttle-Mir Mission.
  • May 16, 1997: Brandi Sherwood, (Idaho) replaces Brook Lee (Miss Universe) as Miss USA.
  • May 17, 1997: Sylvester Stallone weds Jennifer Flavin in London
  • May 18, 1997: King David, opens at New Amsterdam Theater, New York City
  • May 19, 1997: Millie, dog of President Bush, dies at age 12.
  • May 20, 1997: Thor-2A Delta 2 Launch (Norway / USA), Successful
  • May 21, 1997: Emmy 24th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 17th time
  • May 23, 1997: King David, closes at New Amsterdam Theater, New York City
  • May 24, 1997: STS 84 (Atlantis 19), lands
  • May 25, 1997: Bell Atlantic Senior Golf Classic
  • May 26, 1997: Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) and Tony Womack (Pittsburgh Pirates) hit inside the park homeruns.
  • May 27, 1997: Arie Luyendyk wins his 2nd Indianapolis 500
  • May 28, 1997: Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis
  • May 29, 1997: Jesse Timmedequas, found guilty of rape / murder of Megan Kanka, 7
  • May 30, 1997: Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, set afire by 12-year-old grandson.
  • May 31, 1997: Once Upon a Matress, closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 187 performances
  • Jun 1, 1997: 1st New York Women Film Festival opens
  • Jun 2, 1997: Liberals beat Conservatives in France
  • Jun 6, 1997: In Lacey Township, New Jersey, high school senior Melissa Drexler kills her newborn baby in a toilet.
  • Jun 7, 1997: 129th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Touch Gold wins in 2:28.8
  • Jun 8, 1997: Young Man From Atlanta closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 85 performances
  • Jun 9, 1997: Detroit Tigers bat out of order against Oakland Athletics in 1st inning
  • Jun 10, 1997: Feng Yun-2B Long March 3 Launch (China), Successful
  • Jun 11, 1997: In the United Kingdom, the House of Commons votes for a total ban on handguns.
  • Jun 12, 1997: 1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3
  • Jun 13, 1997: 51st NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4, games to 2
  • Jun 15, 1997: Little Foxes, closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Jun 16, 1997: 31st Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson and LeAnn Rimes
  • Jun 17, 1997: NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 and Minneapolis-St Paul and Columbus, Ohio in 2000
  • Jun 19, 1997: Forever Tango!, opens at Walter Kerr Theater, New York City
  • Jun 20, 1997: Negotiators announce agreement in principle with tobacco industry
  • Jun 21, 1997: Defending the Caveman, closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 671 performances
  • Jun 22, 1997: Nationwide Senior Golf Championship
  • Jun 23, 1997: Dow Jones drops 192.25 pts
  • Jun 24, 1997: 4-1, Mark McGwire his a 538 foot HR
  • Jun 25, 1997: Galileo, 2nd Callisto Flyby
  • Jun 26, 1997: Galileo, Ganymede Observations
  • Jun 27, 1997: Walt Disney Feature Animation's thirty-fifth animated feature Hercules is released.
  • Jun 28, 1997: Master Class, closes at Golden Theater NYC after 601 performances
  • Jun 29, 1997: American Daughter closes at Cort Theater NYC after 88 performances
  • Jun 30, 1997: Leap Second to synchronize atomic clocks
  • Jul 1, 1997: Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson for biting Holyfield
  • Jul 2, 1997: Tom Walters Sr. of Meridian, Mississippi wins powerball of US$11 million.
  • Jul 3, 1997: Mississippi becomes 1st state to settle tobacco suit
  • Jul 4, 1997: US space probe Pathfinder lands on Ares Vallis Mars
  • Jul 5, 1997: 104th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Jana Novotna
  • Jul 6, 1997: Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical, closes at Royale NYC after 109 performances
  • Jul 7, 1997: The Great Flood begins in southern Poland.
  • Jul 8, 1997: 68th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Jacobs Field, Cleveland
  • Jul 10, 1997: Hideki Irabu makes his debut as a New York Yankee, he beats Tigers 10-3
  • Jul 12, 1997: Cubs play in their 5,000th consecutive gane with out being no-hit
  • Jul 13, 1997: 15th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Larry Gilbert
  • Jul 14, 1997: Bomb in Algiers kills 21 andwounds 40
  • Jul 15, 1997: In Miami, Florida, serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan guns down Gianni Versace outside his home.
  • Jul 16, 1997: Jerold Mackenzie awarded $266M for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harrassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co worker
  • Jul 17, 1997: STS 94 (Columbia 23), lands
  • Jul 20, 1997: 126th British Golf Open: Billy Ray Brown shoots a 271 at Royal Troon
  • Jul 21, 1997: 200-year-old USS Constitution sails under its own power
  • Jul 22, 1997: Fire breaks out at Palais de Chaillot in Paris
  • Jul 23, 1997: Dallas TV Station KXAS settle with Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin and Erik Williams for reporting false sex assault allegations against them
  • Jul 24, 1997: Spree killer Andrew Cunanan commits suicide in a Miami houseboat.
  • Jul 25, 1997: Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby
  • Jul 26, 1997: Apple Computer releases Mac OS 8.0 for US$99. Code-name during development was Tempo.
  • Jul 27, 1997: Candide, closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • Jul 28, 1997: Mark Messier signs with Vancouver Canucks
  • Jul 29, 1997: US Senior Golf Open ends at Olympia Fields Golf Club - Illinois
  • Jul 30, 1997: Terrorist double suicide bombing in Jerusalem, kills 14
  • Aug 1, 1997: Boeing and McDonnell Douglas complete their merger.
  • Aug 3, 1997: 25th du Maurier Golf Classic: Colleen Walker wins
  • Aug 4, 1997: Keenan Ivory Wayan Show, premieres on Fox TV
  • Aug 5, 1997: Korean Air 747 with 331 aboard crashes in Guam, 29 survive
  • Aug 6, 1997: NHL Nashville Tenn names Barry Trotz as its 1st coach
  • Aug 7, 1997: STS 85 (Discovery 23) launches into orbit
  • Aug 8, 1997: Mariners Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Chicago White Sox
  • Aug 9, 1997: Security guard Abner Louima, attacked by NYC police
  • Aug 10, 1997: 36th Walker Cup: US, 18-6
  • Aug 11, 1997: Benin legalizes Jan 10th as a voodoo holiday
  • Aug 13, 1997: Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the New York Yankees
  • Aug 14, 1997: 1776, opens at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • Aug 15, 1997: Dan Wilson hits Seattle Mariners 3,000th HR
  • Aug 16, 1997: For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America
  • Aug 17, 1997: 79th PGA Championship: Davis Love III shoots a 269 at Winged Foot Golf Club
  • Aug 19, 1997: New York Yank 3rd baseman Wade Boggs pitches a scoreless inning vs. Anaheim
  • Aug 20, 1997: Shelly Moore, 18, of Tenn, crowned 15th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 21, 1997: Typhoon Winnie kills 140, injures 3,000 in East China
  • Aug 24, 1997: 97th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Joel Kribel
  • Aug 25, 1997: Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill policy at the Berlin Wall.
  • Aug 26, 1997: Beni-Ali massacre in Algeria; 60-100 people killed.
  • Aug 28, 1997: Belgian amusement park riders were stuck upside down for 90 minutes
  • Aug 29, 1997: At least 98 villagers are killed by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.
  • Aug 30, 1997: 1st WNBA Championshion: Houston Comets beat the New York Liberty
  • Aug 31, 1997: Gin Game, closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 144 performances
  • Sep 1, 1997: Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan
  • Sep 2, 1997: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toronto Canada on CILQ 107.1 FM
  • Sep 3, 1997: Arizona Governor Fife Symington is convicted for various crimes tied to his real estate business, effectively forcing him out of office.
  • Sep 4, 1997: 14th MTV Awards
  • Sep 5, 1997: Larry King weds Shawn Southwick
  • Sep 6, 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.
  • Sep 7, 1997: 111th US Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Venus Williams
  • Sep 9, 1997: Sinn Fein accepts Mitchell Principles on para-military disarmament
  • Sep 10, 1997: 36th Walker Cup
  • Sep 11, 1997: NASA's Mars Global Surveyor reaches Mars.
  • Sep 12, 1997: New York Met John Olerud hits for the cycle
  • Sep 13, 1997: Katherine Shindle (Ill), 24, crowned 71st Miss America 1998
  • Sep 14, 1997: 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Sep 15, 1997: Edison International purchases Anaheim Stadium naming rights for $50M
  • Sep 16, 1997: ABL MVP Nikki McCray signs with WNBA
  • Sep 18, 1997: Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame
  • Sep 19, 1997: The Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria kills 53 people.
  • Sep 20, 1997: Yanks clinch 37th appearance in post season, 3rd consecutive
  • Sep 21, 1997: Brickyard Crossing Senior Golf Championhsip
  • Sep 22, 1997: Elton John releases Diana tribute Candle in the Wind 1997
  • Sep 23, 1997: Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year
  • Sep 24, 1997: 31st Country Music Association Award
  • Sep 25, 1997: ER is performed live on TV
  • Sep 26, 1997: Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 56th HR of 1997
  • Sep 27, 1997: Communications are suddenly lost with the Mars Pathfinder space probe.
  • Sep 28, 1997: Emerald Coast Senior Golf Classic
  • Sep 29, 1997: Jury selection in Terry Nichols Okla bombing trial begins
  • Sep 30, 1997: Hooters agrees to pay $2 million in discrimination suits
  • Oct 1, 1997: Carolina Hurricanes 1st game vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Oct 2, 1997: One million men gather for Promise Keepers' ampquotStand in the Gapampquot event in Washington, DC.
  • Oct 3, 1997: Carolina Hurricanes 1st home game vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Oct 4, 1997: Farm Aid 10 concert cancelled due to weak ticket sales
  • Oct 5, 1997: 35th Tennis Federation Cup: France beats Netherlands 4-1 in Den Bosch (Netherlands)
  • Oct 9, 1997: ABL players allowed to own stock in the league
  • Oct 10, 1997: An Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74.
  • Oct 11, 1997: Dennis Rodman returns from 2nd longest NBA suspension (11 games)
  • Oct 12, 1997: David Duval wins Michelob Championship at Kingsmill Golf Club
  • Oct 14, 1997: Florida Marlins beat Atlanta Braves 4 games to 1 in NLCS
  • Oct 15, 1997: Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore Orioles 4 games to 2 in ALCS
  • Oct 16, 1997: Side Show, opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 91 performances
  • Oct 19, 1997: Annie, closes at Martin Beck Theater, New York City
  • Oct 20, 1997: Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty
  • Oct 21, 1997: Cleveland Marquis Grissom hit in his 15th straight World Series game
  • Oct 22, 1997: 2nd longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins and Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11
  • Oct 23, 1997: Triumph of Love, opens at Royale Theater, New York City
  • Oct 24, 1997: Marv Albert sentenced in assault case
  • Oct 25, 1997: After a brief civil war which has driven President Pascal Lissouba out of Brazzaville, Denis Sassou-Nguesso proclaims himself the President of the Republic of the Congo.
  • Oct 26, 1997: Bill Glasson wins Las Vegas Golf Invitational
  • Oct 27, 1997: Dow Jones crashes record 554 pts to 7161
  • Oct 28, 1997: NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league
  • Oct 30, 1997: Cherry Orchard, opens at Martin Beck Theater, New York City
  • Oct 31, 1997: 19-year-old British au pair Louise Woodward, convicted by a Cambridge, Massachusetts, jury of second-degree murder the day before, is sentenced to life in prison.
  • Nov 2, 1997: Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam
  • Nov 3, 1997: Boston shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is 6th unanimous AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 5, 1997: 2 hours after Davey Johnson resigns, he is named AL Manager of Year
  • Nov 6, 1997: Proposals, opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances
  • Nov 7, 1997: Bean opens in US
  • Nov 8, 1997: Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
  • Nov 9, 1997: Cherry Orchard, closes at Martin Beck Theater, New York City
  • Nov 10, 1997: Jackie - An American Life, opens at Belasco Theater, New York City
  • Nov 11, 1997: CBS News anchor Dan Rather has renewed his contract to 2002
  • Nov 12, 1997: Dick Vitale signs with ESPN through year 2004
  • Nov 13, 1997: Lion King, opens at New Amsterdam Theater, New York City
  • Nov 14, 1997: Colorado Rockie Larry Walker wins NL MVP
  • Nov 15, 1997: 19th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 32 awards
  • Nov 16, 1997: 1776, closes at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • Nov 17, 1997: Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame
  • Nov 18, 1997: Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
  • Nov 19, 1997: Eugene Onegin, opens at Martin Beck Theater, New York City
  • Nov 20, 1997: Ivanov, opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 51 performances
  • Nov 23, 1997: Annika Sorenstam wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship
  • Nov 24, 1997: Street Corner Symphony, opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 79 performances
  • Nov 25, 1997: US telephone tech Richard Bliss, arrested for spying in Russia
  • Nov 27, 1997: Twenty-five people are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
  • Nov 28, 1997: Final episode of Beavis & Butt-head, on MTV
  • Nov 29, 1997: USAir Arena closes, hosting Washington Wizards
  • Nov 30, 1997: Eugene Onegin, closes at Martin Beck Theater, New York City
  • Dec 1, 1997: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Davenport IA on KORB 93.5 FM
  • Dec 2, 1997: MCI Center opens in Washington DC, as Washington Wizards play the Seattle SuperSonics.
  • Dec 3, 1997: 1776, opens at Gershwin Theater, New York City
  • Dec 4, 1997: Diary of Anne Frank, opens at Music Box Theater, New York City
  • Dec 5, 1997: STS 87 (Columbia 24) lands
  • Dec 7, 1997: Amy Fruhwirth and Clarence Rose win LPGA J C Penney Classic.
  • Dec 8, 1997: 8th Billboard Music Awards: LeAnn Rimes and Spice Girls win.
  • Dec 9, 1997: The Pokémon Trading Card Game is blessed by the Vatican for its love-thy-neighbor notion of quotintense friendship,quot for being quotfull of inventive imagination,quot and its lack of quotharmful moral side effects.quot
  • Dec 10, 1997: The capital of Kazakhstan is moved from Almaty to Astana.
  • Dec 11, 1997: Sunshine Boys, opens at Lyceum Theater, New York City
  • Dec 12, 1997: TWA 800 hearings end
  • Dec 13, 1997: 63rd Heisman Trophy Award: Charles Woodson, Michigan (CB).
  • Dec 14, 1997: View From the Bridge, opens at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • Dec 15, 1997: The Treaty of Bangkok is signed allowing the transformation of Southeast Asia into a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone.
  • Dec 16, 1997: President Clinton names his Labrador retriever, Buddy
  • Dec 17, 1997: The United Kingdom commences its Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997, which extends the state's gun ban to include all handguns--with the exception of antique and show weapons.
  • Dec 18, 1997: HTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium.
  • Dec 19, 1997: MTV drops video Smack My Bitch Up by Prodigy
  • Dec 21, 1997: Lexus Senior Golf Challenge
  • Dec 22, 1997: Hunter Tylo awarded $4 million in Melrose Place breach of contract
  • Dec 23, 1997: Woody Allen, 62 weds Soon-Yi Previn 27, adopted Daughter of Mia Farrow
  • Dec 24, 1997: The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people.
  • Dec 25, 1997: Jerry Seinfeld says this is the final season of his TV show
  • Dec 26, 1997: The Soufriere Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat explodes, creating a small tsunami offshore.
  • Dec 27, 1997: 54-car pileup on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA, due to dense fog. One death, 30 injuries.
  • Dec 28, 1997: Sting beats Hollywood Hogan for WCW Championship.
  • Dec 29, 1997: Orville Lynn Majors, 36, arrested for many deaths under his care
  • Dec 30, 1997: The Toyota Prius, the first hybrid vehicle to go into full production, is unveiled in Japan on October 24, and goes on sale in Japan on December 9. It comes to U.S. showrooms on July 11, 2000.
  • Dec 31, 1997: Intel cuts price of Pentium II-233 MHz from $401 to $268
  • Jan 9, 1997: Comair Flight 3272 crashes in Raisinville Township in Monroe County, Michigan, killing 29 people.

history

What does the year 1997 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1997 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 98th year of the 20th century and the 7th year of the 1990s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1996 and precedes 1998.

calendars for year 1997

Can you show me the calendar for the year 1997?

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