Today in History for Year 1997 (Part 4)

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Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 839

May 9th - 1st US ambassador since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam
May 9th - San Diego Padres retire #35 worn by pitcher Randy Jones
May 10th - Chicago Cubs turn baseballs 68th triple play (vs SF Giants)
May 11th - "Play On!" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 61 performances
May 11th - NY Mets C Everett & Butch Huskey are 9th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
May 11th - Scott McCarron wins Bellsouth Golf Classic
May 11th - Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Sara Lee Classic
May 11th - Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov 3.5-2.5 in chess
May 12th - 14 North Koreans defect to South Korea
May 12th - Angels scores 13 in 7th vs White Sox
May 12th - Russia & Chechnya sign peace deal after 400 years of conflict
May 12th - Susie Maroney, 22, of Australia, is 1st to swim from Cuba to Florida
May 12th - Tornado narrowly misses downtown Miami
May 13th - Eddie Murray is 6th baseball player to play in 3,000 games
May 14th - Baseball's Executive Council suspends NY Yank owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner George SteinbrennerNew York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner May 14th - FC Barcelona of Spain win 37th European Cup Winner's Cup against Paris Saint-Germain of France 1-0 in Rotterdam
May 15th - ABC News & Starwave Corp launch
May 15th - STS 84 (Atlantis 19), launches, 6th Shuttle-Mir Mission
May 16th - Atlanta Braves beat St Louis Cardinals, 1-0 in 13 innings
May 16th - Brandi Sherwood (Idaho) replaces Brook Lee (Miss Univ) as Miss USA
May 16th - Brook Mehealani Lee, 26, of US crowned 46th Miss Universe
May 16th - Expos trailing SF Giants by 9 runs comeback to win 14-13
May 16th - St Louis Cards Gary Gaetti records his 2,000th hits
May 16th - A final agreement creating the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) is signed by project participants, inc. Russia, Kazakhstan, Chevron Corp and others
May 17th - 122nd Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 1:54
May 17th - WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Jo Shiery-Odom
May 17th - Troops of Laurent Kabila march into Kinshasa.
May 18th - "King David" opens at New Amsterdam Theater NYC
LPGA Golfer Christa JohnsonLPGA Golfer Christa Johnson May 18th - 43rd LPGA Championship won by Christa Johnson
May 18th - Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic
May 18th - 50th Cannes Film Festival: "Taste of Cherry" directed by Abbas Kiarostami and "Unagi" directed by Shohei Imamura jointly awarded the Palme d'Or
May 19th - "The Lost World: Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore, premieres in the US
May 20th - Cosmos Zenit-2 Launch (Russia), Failed
May 20th - Thor-2A Delta 2 Launch (Norway/USA), Successful
May 20th - White Sox Frank Thomas reaches base safely for 15th straight time
May 20th - US President Clinton signs an executive order barring new US investment in Burma (also known as Myanmar), effective May 21 and renewable annually
May 21st - Emmy 24th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 17th time
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton May 22nd - Kelly Flinn, US Air Force's first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepts a general discharge in order to avoid a court martial.
May 23rd - "King David" closes at New Amsterdam Theater NYC
May 23rd - Mel Karmazin replaces Peter Lund as CEO of CBS TV
May 24th - Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Mich
May 24th - STS 84 (Atlantis 19), lands
May 24th - Telstar-5 Proton Launch, Successful
May 25th - David Frost wins Golf's Colonial Final in Fort Worth Texas
May 25th - Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform #
May 25th - Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Classic
May 25th - Todd & Mel Stottlemyre become 1st father & son to win 100 games
May 25th - A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.
May 25th - NHL Eastern Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1
MLB Outfielder Sammy SosaMLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa May 26th - Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs
May 26th - NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 2
May 27th - 1st all female (20 British women) team reaches North Pole
May 27th - Indianapolis 500: Arie Luyendyk wins his 2nd Indy 500
May 27th - Judge finds Pamela Lee not guilty of breaking a contract
May 27th - Major league revenue sharing begins, NY Yanks pay out most $28M
May 27th - Marv Albert pleads innocent to charges of sexual assault
May 27th - Russian Pres Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO
May 28th - Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis
May 28th - Linda Finch completes Amelia Earhart attempted around-the-world flight
May 28th - Tornado in Jarrell Texas kills at least 28
Singer-Songwriter Bob DylanSinger-Songwriter Bob Dylan May 28th - Wallace Berg, 42, is 4th American to scale Mt Everest for 3rd time
May 28th - 5th UEFA Champions League Final: Borussia Dortmund beats Juventus 3-1 at Munich
May 29th - 70th National Spelling Bee: Rebecca Sealfon wins spelling euonym
May 29th - Jesse Timmedequas found guilty of rape/murder of Megan Kanka, 7
May 29th - Span scientists announce new human species in 780,000 year old fossil
May 30th - Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, set on fire by 12-year old grandson
May 30th - Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs
May 31st - "Once Upon a Matress" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 187 perf
May 31st - The Confederation Bridge opens, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick.
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken DrydenNHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden Jun 1st - 10th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $5,400,186
Jun 1st - 1st NY Women Film Festival opens
Jun 1st - 51st Tony Awards: Titanic & Last Night of Ballyhoo win
Jun 1st - Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Michelob Light Classic
Jun 1st - Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race to settle who was the world's fastest man
Jun 1st - LA Dodger Wilton Guerrero's bat breaks, revealing it is corked
Jun 1st - Vijay Singh wins Golf Memorial at Muirfield Village CC, 14 under par
Jun 1st - Hugo Banzer wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia.
Jun 2nd - Albert Belle's Chicago White Sox tying 27-game hitting streak ends
Jun 2nd - Liberals beat Conservatives in France
Jun 2nd - Timothy McVeigh found guilty of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, killing 168
Jun 4th - UN Security renews its "oilforfood" initiative whereby Iraq may sell $2 billion worth of oil to buy food, medicine and other necessities to alleviate civilian suffering under the sanctions imposed when it invaded Kuwait in 1990
Jun 7th - 129th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Touch Gold wins in 2:28.8
Jun 7th - Cosmos 2344 Proton-K Launch (Russia), Failed
Jun 7th - Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep the Phila Flyers
Jun 8th - "Young Man From Atlanta" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 85 perfs
Jun 8th - Justin Leonard wins golf's Kemper Open at TPC at Avenel
Jun 8th - Pat Hurst wins LPGA Oldsmobile Classic
Jun 8th - 96th Men's French Open: Gustavo Kuerten beats Sergi Bruguera (6-3, 6-4, 6-2)
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Iva MajoliTennis Player and French Open Champion Iva Majoli Jun 8th - 96th Women's French Open: Iva Majoli beats Martina Hingis (6-4, 6-2)
Jun 9th - British lease on New Territories in Hong Kong expires
Jun 9th - Detroit Tigers baseball team bat out of order against Oakland A's in 1st inning
Jun 10th - Feng Yun-2B Long March 3 Launch (China), Successful
Jun 10th - Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits SF Giants 9-0
Jun 10th - Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen's family members before Pol Pot flees his northern stronghold.
Jun 12th - 1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3
Jun 13th - 51st NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4, games to 2
Jun 13th - Jurors in Oklahoma City bombing trial sentence Timothy McVeigh to death
Jun 13th - Red Wings Vladimir Konstantinov & Slava Fetisov hurt in car crash
Jun 13th - American fugitive Ira Einhorn is arrested in France for the murder of Holly Maddux after 16 years on the run, though he would not return for another four years.
Jun 15th - "Little Foxes" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 56 perfs

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 533

Aug 10th - Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola), dies in air crash at 43
Aug 10th - Conlon Nancarrow, American composer (b. 1912)
Aug 12th - Luther Allison, blues performer (Motown), dies of cancer at 57
Aug 16th - Gerard McLarnon, actor/writer, dies at 82
Aug 16th - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani musician (b. 1948)
Aug 20th - Norris Bradbury, American physicist (b. 1909)
Aug 21st - Misael Pastrana Borrero, Pres of Colombia (1970-74), dies
Aug 21st - Yuri Nikulin, Russian clown and actor (b. 1921)
Aug 22nd - Mary Louise Smith, chairman (Rep), dies at 82
Aug 23rd - Eric Gairy, first PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies at 75
Aug 24th - Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90
Aug 25th - Clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies
Aug 25th - James Dewar, journalist/documentary film-maker, dies at 70
Aug 25th - Robert Pinget, novelist/Playwright, dies at 78
Aug 27th - Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC), dies at 48
Aug 27th - Jeep Swenson, actor (Batman & Robin), dies of heart failure at 40
Princess of Wales Diana SpencerPrincess of Wales Diana Spencer (Aug 31st) Aug 31st - Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36
Sep 2nd - Rudolf Bing, opera manager (NY Met Opera), dies at 95
Sep 2nd - Viktor Frankl, psychotherapist (Man's Search for Meaning), dies at 92
Sep 4th - Belle Stewart, singer, dies at 91
Sep 4th - Aldo Rossi, Italian architect (b. 1931)
Sep 5th - Georg Solti, conductor, dead, dies at 84
Sep 5th - Leon Edel, biographer, dies at 89
Sep 5th - Mother Teresa, Nobel (1979), dies of cardiac arrest at 87
Sep 6th - Philippe Rossillon, administrator, dies at 66
Sep 6th - P. H. Newby, British author and BBC radio director (b. 1918)
Sep 7th - Alex Macintosh, broadcaster/actor (Hell Fight), dies at 72
Sep 7th - Derek Taylor, Beatles publicist, dies of cancer at 65
Sep 7th - Mobutu Sese Seko, President of Zaire (1965-97), dies at 66
Sep 9th - Myra McCulloch, teacher academic/administrator, dies at 48
President of Zaire Mobutu Sese SekoPresident of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko (Sep 7th) Sep 9th - Richie Ashburn, HOF baseball player (Phillies, Mets), dies at 70
Sep 9th - Burgess Meredith, actor (Penguin-Batman, Rocky), dies at 88
Sep 10th - Jack Adkisson, professional wrestler (b. 1929)
Sep 11th - Camille Henry, National Hockey League player (b. 1933)
Sep 11th - Hannah Weiner American experimental poet (b. 1928)
Sep 12th - Janet Leach, potter, dies at 79
Sep 12th - Judith Merril [Grossman], science fiction writer, dies at 74
Sep 12th - Stikkan Stig Anderson, music entrepreneur (Polar), dies at 66
Sep 16th - Antony Kearey, television producer, dies at 77
Sep 17th - Jan Peder Syse, PM of Norway (1989-90), dies
Sep 17th - John Seldon Whale, theologian, dies at 100
Sep 17th - Red Skelton, comedian (Red Skelton Show), dies at 84
Sep 18th - Harry Brian Boyne, journalist, dies at 87
Sep 18th - Jimmy Witherspoon, singer, dies at 65
Actor Burgess MeredithActor Burgess Meredith (Sep 9th) Sep 19th - Clive Brain, educationalist, dies at 57
Sep 19th - Kathy Keeton Guccione, CEO (General Media Intl), dies at 58
Sep 19th - Malcolm Hughes, artist, dies at 77
Sep 19th - Rich Mullins, American singer (b. 1955)
Sep 20th - Edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist/probation officer, dies at 59
Sep 21st - Tommy Cecil, ferryman, dies at 51
Sep 21st - Jennifer Holt, American actress (b. 1920)
Sep 22nd - Bryan Woods, soldier/clerk, dies at 76
Sep 22nd - Eric William Hunter Christie, barrister, dies at 77
Sep 22nd - George Bryan Ingham, artist, dies at 61
Sep 22nd - Ruth Picardie, journalist, dies at 33
Sep 22nd - Shoichi Yokoi, Jap WW II fighter (surrendered in 1972), dies at 82
Sep 23rd - Abe Gibron, head coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 72
Sep 23rd - Murray Burnett, writer (Everybody Goes to Rick-Casablanca), dies at 86
Sep 23rd - Shirley Clarke, actress (Cool World), dies at 78
Sep 24th - Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron, dies at 47
Sep 25th - Sayed Mutawli ad Imam scholar/broadcaster-Darsh, dies at 66
Sep 25th - Jean Françaix, French composer (b. 1912)
Sep 25th - Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist (b. 1916)
Sep 27th - Walter Trampler, American violist (b. 1915)
Sep 29th - Milner Connorton Gray, designer, dies at 97
Sep 29th - Robert Arthur Thornbury Campbell, journalist/musician, dies at 55
Sep 29th - Roy Lichtenstein, pop artist, dies of pneumonia at 73
Sep 30th - Male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65
Sep 30th - Richard Selwyn Francis Schiling, British professor of occupational health, dies at 86
Oct 1st - Gul Mohammed, world's shortest man (22.1"/56.16 cm), dies at 36
Oct 1st - Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor (b. 1923)
Oct 3rd - Alfred Leslie Rowse, historian, dies at 93
Oct 5th - Andrew Keir, actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt), dies at 71
Oct 5th - Dave Marr, golfer/commentator, dies at 63
Oct 5th - Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler (b. 1962)
Oct 6th - Johnny Vander Meer, pitched consecutive no-hitters, dies at 82
Oct 8th - Brown Meggs, CEO (Capitol Records), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 66
Oct 8th - Bertrand Goldberg, American architect (b. 1913)
Oct 8th - Robin Lee, American figure skater, dies at 77
Oct 9th - Arthur Tracy, radio personality (Street Singer), dies at 98
Country Singer John DenverCountry Singer John Denver (Oct 12th) Oct 12th - John Denver, American country music star (Country Boy), dies in a plane crash at 53
Oct 13th - Adil Carcani, prime minister of Albania (1982-91), dies
Oct 14th - Harold Robbins, salacious novelist, dies at 81
Oct 16th - Audra Lindley, actress (Helen Roper-3's Company, Ropers), dies at 79
Oct 16th - James Mitchner, author (Hawaii), dies of kidney failure at 90
Oct 16th - James Michener, American writer (b. 1907)
Oct 17th - Paul Edwin Zimmer, sci-fi writer, dies of heart attack at 54
Oct 18th - Bill Rotsler, cartoonist/writer, dies of cancer at 62
Oct 18th - Nancy Dickerson, 1st female news correspondent (CBS), dies at 70
Oct 18th - Roberto C Goizueta, CEO (Coca-Cola), dies of lung cancer at 65
Oct 19th - Glen Buxton, guitarist (Alice Cooper), dies of pneumonia at 49
Oct 21st - Dolph Camilli, Bkln Dodger/MVP (1941), dies at 90
Oct 22nd - Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (b. 1905)
Oct 23rd - Bert Haanstra, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1916)
Oct 23rd - Luther George Simjian, Turkish-American Inventor (teleprompter and first self-posing portrait camera), dies at 92
Oct 24th - Don Messick, cartoon voice (Astro-Jetsons, Bamm Bamm), dies at 62
Oct 28th - Toni Carabillo, writer (Feminist Chronicles), dies of lymphoma at 71
Oct 28th - Paul Jarrico, American screenwriter (b. 1915)
Oct 29th - Anton LaVey, American founder of the Church of Satan, dies at 67
Oct 30th - Sam Fuller, director/writer (Big Red One), dies at 86

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