What Happened in 1997 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 834

  • May 11 "Play On!" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • May 11 NY Mets C Everett & Butch Huskey are 9th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • May 11 Scott McCarron wins Bellsouth Golf Classic
  • May 11 Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Sara Lee Classic
  • May 11 Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov 3.5-2.5 in chess
  • May 12 14 North Koreans defect to South Korea
  • May 12 Angels scores 13 in 7th vs White Sox
  • May 12 Russia & Chechnya sign peace deal after 400 years of conflict
  • May 12 Susie Maroney, 22, of Australia, is 1st to swim from Cuba to Florida
  • May 12 Tornado narrowly misses downtown Miami

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 13 Eddie Murray is 6th baseball player to play in 3,000 games

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 14 Baseball's Executive Council suspends NY Yank owner George Steinbrenner

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • May 14 FC Barcelona of Spain win 37th European Cup Winner's Cup against Paris Saint-Germain of France 1-0 in Rotterdam
  • May 15 ABC News & Starwave Corp launch ABCNEWS.com
  • May 15 STS 84 (Atlantis 19), launches, 6th Shuttle-Mir Mission
  • May 16 Atlanta Braves beat St Louis Cardinals, 1-0 in 13 innings
  • May 16 Brandi Sherwood (Idaho) replaces Brook Lee (Miss Univ) as Miss USA
  • May 16 Brook Mehealani Lee, 26, of US crowned 46th Miss Universe
  • May 16 Expos trailing SF Giants by 9 runs comeback to win 14-13
  • May 16 St Louis Cards Gary Gaetti records his 2,000th hits
  • May 16 A final agreement creating the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) is signed by project participants, inc. Russia, Kazakhstan, Chevron Corp and others
  • May 17 122nd Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 1:54
  • May 17 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Jo Shiery-Odom
  • May 17 Troops loyal to Laurent Kabila march into Kinshasa.
  • May 18 "King David" opens at New Amsterdam Theater NYC

Sport awardGolf Major

May 18 43rd LPGA Championship won by Christa Johnson

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • May 18 Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic
  • May 18 50th Cannes Film Festival: "Taste of Cherry" directed by Abbas Kiarostami and "Unagi" directed by Shohei Imamura jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 19 "The Lost World: Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore, premieres in the US

  • May 20 Cosmos Zenit-2 Launch (Russia), Failed
  • May 20 Thor-2A Delta 2 Launch (Norway/USA), Successful
  • May 20 White Sox Frank Thomas reaches base safely for 15th straight time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 20 US President Clinton signs an executive order barring new US investment in Burma (also known as Myanmar), effective May 21 and renewable annually

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • May 21 Emmy 24th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 17th time
  • May 22 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 23 "King David" closes at New Amsterdam Theater NYC
  • May 23 Mel Karmazin replaces Peter Lund as CEO of CBS TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 24 Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Mich

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
  • May 24 STS 84 (Atlantis 19), lands
  • May 24 Telstar-5 Proton Launch, Successful
  • May 25 David Frost wins Golf's Colonial Final in Fort Worth Texas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 25 Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform #

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • May 25 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Classic
  • May 25 Todd & Mel Stottlemyre become 1st father & son to win 100 games
  • May 25 A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.
  • May 25 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 26 Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • May 26 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 2
  • May 27 1st all female (20 British women) team reaches North Pole
  • May 27 Indianapolis 500: Arie Luyendyk wins his 2nd Indy 500
  • May 27 Judge finds Pamela Lee not guilty of breaking a contract
  • May 27 Major league revenue sharing begins, NY Yanks pay out most $28M
  • May 27 Marv Albert pleads innocent to charges of sexual assault

AgreementTreaty of Interest

May 27 Russian President Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 28 Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • May 28 Linda Finch completes Amelia Earhart attempted around-the-world flight
  • May 28 Tornado in Jarrell Texas kills at least 28
  • May 28 Wallace Berg, 42, is 4th American to scale Mt Everest for 3rd time
  • May 28 5th UEFA Champions League Final: Borussia Dortmund beats Juventus 3-1 at Munich
  • May 29 70th National Spelling Bee: Rebecca Sealfon wins spelling euonym
  • May 29 Jesse Timmedequas found guilty of rape/murder of Megan Kanka, 7
  • May 29 Span scientists announce new human species in 780,000 year old fossil
  • May 30 Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, set on fire by 12-year old grandson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden
  • May 31 "Once Upon a Matress" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 187 perf
  • May 31 The Confederation Bridge opens, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick.
  • Jun 1 10th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $5,400,186
  • Jun 1 1st NY Women Film Festival opens
  • Jun 1 51st Tony Awards: Titanic & Last Night of Ballyhoo win
  • Jun 1 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Michelob Light Classic
  • Jun 1 Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race to settle who was the world's fastest man
  • Jun 1 LA Dodger Wilton Guerrero's bat breaks, revealing it is corked
  • Jun 1 Vijay Singh wins Golf Memorial at Muirfield Village CC, 14 under par
  • Jun 1 Hugo Banzer wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia.
  • Jun 2 Albert Belle's Chicago White Sox tying 27-game hitting streak ends
  • Jun 2 Liberals beat Conservatives in France
  • Jun 2 Timothy McVeigh found guilty of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, killing 168
  • Jun 4 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 7 129th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Touch Gold wins in 2:28.8
  • Jun 7 Cosmos 2344 Proton-K Launch (Russia), Failed
  • Jun 7 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep the Philadelphia Flyers
  • Jun 8 "Young Man From Atlanta" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 85 performances
  • Jun 8 Justin Leonard wins golf's Kemper Open at TPC at Avenel
  • Jun 8 Pat Hurst wins LPGA Oldsmobile Classic
  • Jun 8 96th Men's French Open: Gustavo Kuerten beats Sergi Bruguera (6-3, 6-4, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 8 96th Women's French Open: Iva Majoli beats Martina Hingis (6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Iva Majoli
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Iva Majoli
Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • Jun 9 British lease on New Territories in Hong Kong expires
  • Jun 9 Detroit Tigers baseball team bat out of order against Oakland A's in 1st inning
  • Jun 10 Feng Yun-2B Long March 3 Launch (China), Successful
  • Jun 10 Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits SF Giants 9-0
  • Jun 10 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 12 1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3
  • Jun 13 51st NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4, games to 2
  • Jun 13 Jurors in Oklahoma City bombing trial sentence Timothy McVeigh to death
  • Jun 13 Red Wings Vladimir Konstantinov & Slava Fetisov hurt in car crash
  • Jun 13 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 15 "Little Foxes" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Jun 15 97th US Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 276 Congressional CC Bethesda Md

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 British model Naomi Campbell hospitalized due to drug overdose

Supermodel & Actress Naomi Campbell
Supermodel & Actress
Naomi Campbell
  • Jun 15 Danielle Ammaccapane wins Edina Realty LPGA Classic

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 543

  • Aug 2 William S Burroughs, author (Naked Lunch), dies at 83
  • Aug 2 Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian musician (b. 1938)
  • Aug 3 Pietro Rizzuto, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • Aug 4 Jeanne Calment, world's oldest person (Feb 21 1875), dies at 122
  • Aug 5 Don Steele, LA radio personality (KRTH), dies of cancer at 61
  • Aug 7 Douglas Gray, archivist, dies at 74
  • Aug 7 Vincent Gulliver, Britain's oldest man, dies at 109
  • Aug 8 Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74
  • Aug 10 Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola), dies in air crash at 43
  • Aug 10 Conlon Nancarrow, American composer (b. 1912)
  • Aug 12 Luther Allison, blues performer (Motown), dies of cancer at 57
  • Aug 12 Jack Delano [Jacob Ovcharov], Russian-born American composer and photographer, dies at 83
  • Aug 16 Gerard McLarnon, actor/writer, dies at 82
  • Aug 16 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani musician (b. 1948)
  • Aug 20 Norris Bradbury, American physicist (b. 1909)
  • Aug 21 Misael Pastrana Borrero, President of Colombia (1970-74), dies
  • Aug 21 Yuri Nikulin, Russian clown and actor (b. 1921)
  • Aug 22 Mary Louise Smith, chairman (Rep), dies at 82
  • Aug 23 Eric Gairy, first PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies at 75
  • Aug 24 Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90
  • Aug 25 Clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies
  • Aug 25 James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker, dies at 70
  • Aug 25 Robert Pinget, novelist/Playwright, dies at 78
  • Aug 27 Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC), dies at 48
  • Aug 27 Jeep Swenson, actor (Batman & Robin), dies of heart failure at 40

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 31 Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • Sep 2 Rudolf Bing, opera manager (NY Met Opera), dies at 95
  • Sep 2 Viktor Frankl, psychotherapist (Man's Search for Meaning), dies at 92
  • Sep 4 Belle Stewart, Scottish traditional singer, dies at 91
  • Sep 4 Aldo Rossi, Italian architect (b. 1931)
  • Sep 5 Georg Solti, conductor, dead, dies at 84
  • Sep 5 Leon Edel, biographer, dies at 89

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 5 Mother Teresa [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Albanian born Indian nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize, 1979), dies of cardiac arrest at 87

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Sep 6 Philippe Rossillon, administrator, dies at 66
  • Sep 6 P. H. Newby, British author and BBC radio director (b. 1918)
  • Sep 7 Alex Macintosh, broadcaster/actor (Hell Fight), dies at 72
  • Sep 7 Derek Taylor, Beatles publicist, dies of cancer at 65

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 7 Mobutu Sese Seko, President of Zaire (1965-97), dies at 66

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • Sep 9 Myra McCulloch, teacher academic/administrator, dies at 48

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 9 Richie Ashburn, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies, NY Mets) and sportscaster, dies of a heart attack at 70

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 9 Burgess Meredith, actor (Penguin-Batman, Rocky), dies at 88

  • Sep 10 Jack Adkisson, professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • Sep 11 Camille Henry, National Hockey League player (b. 1933)
  • Sep 11 Hannah Weiner American experimental poet (b. 1928)
  • Sep 12 Janet Leach, American potter, dies at 79
  • Sep 12 Judith Merril [Grossman], science fiction writer, dies at 74
  • Sep 12 Stikkan Stig Anderson, music entrepreneur (Polar), dies at 66
  • Sep 16 Antony Kearey, television producer, dies at 77
  • Sep 17 Jan Peder Syse, PM of Norway (1989-90), dies
  • Sep 17 John Seldon Whale, theologian, dies at 100
  • Sep 17 Red Skelton, comedian (Red Skelton Show), dies at 84
  • Sep 18 Harry Brian Boyne, journalist, dies at 87
  • Sep 18 Jimmy Witherspoon, singer, dies at 65
  • Sep 19 Clive Brain, educationalist, dies at 57
  • Sep 19 Kathy Keeton Guccione, CEO (General Media Intl), dies at 58
  • Sep 19 Malcolm Hughes, artist, dies at 77
  • Sep 19 Rich Mullins, American singer (b. 1955)
  • Sep 20 Edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist/probation officer, dies at 59
  • Sep 21 Tommy Cecil, Irish ferryman, dies at 51
  • Sep 21 Jennifer Holt, American actress (b. 1920)
  • Sep 22 Bryan Woods, soldier/clerk, dies at 76
  • Sep 22 Eric William Hunter Christie, barrister, dies at 77
  • Sep 22 George Bryan Ingham, artist, dies at 61
  • Sep 22 Ruth Picardie, journalist, dies at 33
  • Sep 22 Shoichi Yokoi, Jap WW II fighter (surrendered in 1972), dies at 82
  • Sep 22 George Thomas, 1st Viscount Tonypandy, British politician (Speaker of the House of Commons), dies at 97
  • Sep 23 Abe Gibron, head coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 72
  • Sep 23 Murray Burnett, writer (Everybody Goes to Rick-Casablanca), dies at 86
  • Sep 23 Shirley Clarke, actress (Cool World), dies at 78
  • Sep 24 Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron, dies at 47
  • Sep 25 Sayed Mutawli ad Imam scholar/broadcaster-Darsh, dies at 66
  • Sep 25 Jean Françaix, French composer (b. 1912)
  • Sep 25 Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist (b. 1916)
  • Sep 27 Walter Trampler, American violist (b. 1915)
  • Sep 29 Milner Connorton Gray, designer, dies at 97
  • Sep 29 Robert Arthur Thornbury Campbell, journalist/musician, dies at 55
  • Sep 29 Roy Lichtenstein, American pop artist, dies of pneumonia at 73
  • Sep 30 Male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65
  • Sep 30 Richard Selwyn Francis Schiling, British professor of occupational health, dies at 86
  • Oct 1 Gul Mohammed, world's shortest man (22.1"/56.16 cm), dies at 36
  • Oct 1 Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor (b. 1923)
  • Oct 3 Alfred Leslie Rowse, historian, dies at 93
  • Oct 5 Andrew Keir, actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt), dies at 71
  • Oct 5 Dave Marr, golfer/commentator, dies at 63
  • Oct 5 Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler (b. 1962)
  • Oct 6 Johnny Vander Meer, pitched consecutive no-hitters, dies at 82
  • Oct 8 Brown Meggs, CEO (Capitol Records), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 66
  • Oct 8 Bertrand Goldberg, American architect (b. 1913)
  • Oct 8 Robin Lee, American figure skater, dies at 77
  • Oct 9 Arthur Tracy, radio personality (Street Singer), dies at 98

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 12 John Denver, American country music star (Country Boy), dies in a plane crash at 53

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • Oct 13 Adil Carcani, prime minister of Albania (1982-91), dies
  • Oct 13 Richard Mason, English author (The World of Suzie Wong), dies at 78
  • Oct 14 Harold Robbins, salacious novelist, dies at 81
  • Oct 16 Audra Lindley, actress (Helen Roper-3's Company, Ropers), dies at 79
  • Oct 16 James Mitchner, author (Hawaii), dies of kidney failure at 90
  • Oct 16 James Michener, American writer (b. 1907)
  • Oct 17 Paul Edwin Zimmer, sci-fi writer, dies of heart attack at 54
  • Oct 18 Bill Rotsler, cartoonist/writer, dies of cancer at 62
  • Oct 18 Nancy Dickerson, 1st female news correspondent (CBS), dies at 70