Historical Events for February 1997

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2nd - "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" closes at Gershwin NYC
2nd - Mark O'Meara wins Pebble Beach National Golf Pro-am
2nd - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-23 (OT)
2nd - Royal Caribbean Senior Golf Classic
2nd - Scotty Bowman becomes first coach in NHL history to win 1,000 games
3rd - Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Ithaca NY
3rd - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Detroit MI on WKRK 97.1 FM
4th - Mario Lemieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals
4th - US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announces she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish
4th - En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.
4th - After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.
5th - OJ Simpson found liable in the deaths of Ron Goldman & Nicole Simpson in a civil court action.
5th - 3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund
5th - Brook Lee, Hawaii, crowned 46th Miss USA (en route to Miss Universe)
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ SimpsonNFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 5th - Japan's Ministry of Finance announces plans to cut import tariffs on crude oil and most petroleum products
6th - Diane Blood, 32, in England, won right to use her dead husband's sperm
7th - US & Russia announce summit set for Helsinki, March 20-21
9th - 11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds
9th - 47th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-120 at Cleveland
9th - Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am
9th - LG Senior Golf Championship
9th - Mark O'Meara wins Buick golf invitational
9th - Palm Beach National LPGA Pro-Am
9th - Fox cartoon series "Simpsons" airs 167th episode the longest-running animated series in cartoon history
10th - 13th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
10th - 5th ESPY Awards: Michael Johnson, Amy Van Dyken Lobo win
LPGA Golfer Kelly RobbinsLPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins 10th - Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach to Earth (1.9245 AU)
10th - O J Simpson jury reaches decision on $25M in punitive damages
10th - Soyuz TM-25 launches to the MIR
10th - Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991
11th - Bill Parcells becomes head coach of NY Jets
11th - STS 82 (Discovery 22) launches
12th - Fred Goldman says he will settle for a signed murder confession from O J Simpson in lieu of his $20.5 million judgement
13th - "Three Sisters" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
13th - Discovery captures Hubble Space Telescope
13th - 47th Berlin International Film Festival: "The People vs. Larry Flynt" wins the Golden Bear
NFL Coaching Legend Bill ParcellsNFL Coaching Legend Bill Parcells 15th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Tara Lipinski
15th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldridge
16th - GTE Suncoast Senior Golf Classic
16th - Paul Stankowski wins Hawaiian Golf Open
16th - Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Los Angeles Women's Championship
16th - 39th Daytona 500: Jeff Gordon wins (148.295 MPH)
17th - Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Pasadena Calif
17th - Weekly Standard shows evidence Larry Flint sexually abused his daughter
19th - FCC makes available 311 for non-emergency calls & 711 for hearing or speech-impaired emergency calls
20th - "Stanley" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC
20th - SF Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract
21st - "Empire Strikes Back, special edition" premieres
21st - STS 82 (Discovery 22) lands
MLB Legend Barry BondsMLB Legend Barry Bonds 22nd - Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open
22nd - Dolly the Sheep, world's first cloned mamual (from an adult cell) existence announced by the Roslin Institute in Scotland
23rd - Ali Abu Kamal opens fire in Empire State Building & kills 1
23rd - American Express Senior Golf Invitational
23rd - Jeff Sluman wins Tucson Golf Classic
23rd - NBC TV shows "Schindler's List" completely uncensored, 65M watch
23rd - Tucson Chrysler Golf Classic
23rd - Scientists in Scotland announced they succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named "Dolly"
24th - Deng Xiaoping, leader of China, cremated (died Feb 19th)
24th - South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp
24th - Qatar inaugurates the world's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporting facility and formally launches Qatar Liquefied Gas Co.
Chinese Communist Party Leader Deng XiaopingChinese Communist Party Leader Deng Xiaoping 26th - 39th Grammy Awards: Change the World Babyface, Beck & LeAnn Rimes wins
27th - "Last Night of Ballyhoo" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC
27th - Singer Sade (Helen Folasade) arrested in Jamaica for disobeying a police officer
28th - Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45
28th - FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia
28th - Smokers must prove they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in US
28th - The North Hollywood shootout takes place.

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