Historical Events in February 1997

  • 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)

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2nd Scotty Bowman becomes first coach in NHL history to win 1,000 games

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • 3rd Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Ithaca NY
  • 3rd Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Detroit MI on WKRK 97.1 FM

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4th Mario Lemieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • 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.

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4th After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic

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5th OJ Simpson found liable in the deaths of Ron Goldman & Nicole Simpson in a civil court action.

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson
  • 5th 3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund
  • 5th Brook Lee, Hawaii, crowned 46th Miss USA (en route to Miss Universe)
  • 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
  • 8th 28th NAACP Image Awards: "A Time to Kill" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 9th 11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds
  • 9th 47th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-120 at Cleveland

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9th Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
  • 9th Mark O'Meara wins Buick golf invitational
  • 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
  • 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

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11th Bill Parcells becomes head coach of NY Jets

NFL Coaching Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coaching Legend
Bill Parcells
  • 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

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13th 47th Berlin International Film Festival: "The People vs. Larry Flynt" wins the Golden Bear

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt
  • 15th US female Figure Skating championship won by Tara Lipinski
  • 15th US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldridge
  • 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

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20th SF Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 21st "Empire Strikes Back, special edition" premieres
  • 21st STS 82 (Discovery 22) lands
  • 22nd Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open

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22nd Dolly the Sheep, world's first cloned mammal (from an adult cell) is announced by the Roslin Institute in Scotland

  • 23rd Ali Abu Kamal opens fire in Empire State Building & kills 1
  • 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"

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24th Deng Xiaoping, leader of China, cremated (died Feb 19th)

Chinese Communist Party Leader Deng Xiaoping
Chinese Communist Party Leader
Deng Xiaoping
  • 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.
  • 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.