Historical Events in September 1997

  • Sep 1 "Doll's House" closes at Belasco Theater
  • Sep 1 Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan
  • Sep 1 Cindy Figg-Currier wins LPGA State Farm Rail Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 2 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Montreal Canada on CHOM 97.7 FM and in in Toronto Canada on CILQ 107.1 FM
  • Sep 3 A Vietnam Airlines Tupolev TU-134 crashes on approach into Phnom Penh airport, killing 64.
  • Sep 4 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Louisville KY on WTFX 100.5 FM
  • Sep 4 14th MTV Video Music Awards: Jamiroquai, Jewel & Beck win
  • Sep 5 Athens in Greece, selected to host 2004 Olympics
  • Sep 5 Orioles beat Yankes 13-9 in longest 9 inning game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales held at Westminster Abbey in London

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • Sep 7 Karrie Webb wins Safeway LPGA Golf Championship
  • Sep 7 Steve Jones wins Canadian Golf Open with a 275
  • Sep 7 The first test flight of the F-22 Raptor takes place.
  • Sep 7 117th Men's U.S. Open: Patrick Rafter beats Greg Rusedski (6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 117th Women's U.S. Open: Martina Hingis beats Venus Williams (6-0, 6-4)

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • Sep 9 Sinn Fein accepts Mitchell Principles on para-military disarmament
  • Sep 10 Discovery buys Travel Channel for $20 million

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 10 Mark McGwire joins Babe Ruth as only the players to hit 50 HRs in 2 consecutive years

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Sep 11 After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament, within the United Kingdom.
  • Sep 12 NY Met John Olerud hits for the cycle
  • Sep 12 The UN passes a resolution allowing Iraq to reach the $2.14 billion oil sales limit under its oil-for-food program
  • Sep 13 Carolina Hurricane's 1st exhibition game beat NY Islanders 4-1
  • Sep 13 Katherine Shindle (Ill), 24, crowned 71st Miss America 1998

Music releaseMusic Release

Sep 13 Elton John releases "Candle in the Wind 1997", a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the UK

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 13 Mother Teresa's State Funeral held in India

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Sep 13 22nd Toronto International Film Festival: "The Hanging Garden" directed by Thom Fitzgerald wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 13 "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" single is released in the UK by Elton John
  • Sep 14 Chicago Whites Sox retire Carlton Fisk's #72
  • Sep 14 Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Classic
  • Sep 14 Loren Roberts wins CVS Charity Golf Classic with a 266
  • Sep 14 49th Emmy Awards: Law & Order, Frasier, Dennis Franz & Gillian Anderson win
  • Sep 15 Edison Intl purchases Anaheim Stadium naming rights for $50M

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 15 Oprah Winfrey announces she will continue her show through 2000

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
  • Sep 16 ABL MVP Nikki McCray signs with WNBA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 16 Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs interim CEO

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • Sep 16 Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cardinals for $26M
  • Sep 17 Dr Sam Sheppard's body (Fugitive) is exhumed for DNA test

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Sep 18 Seve Ballesteros & Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 18 Ted Turner gives $1 billion to the United Nations, creating the public charity, the United Nations Foundation

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • Sep 18 Voters in Wales vote yes (50.3%) in a referendum on Welsh autonomy.
  • Sep 19 Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria; 53 killed.
  • Sep 20 Yanks clinch 37th appearance in post season, 3rd consecutive
  • Sep 21 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA PING Welch's Championship
  • Sep 21 Mike Piazza is 2nd to hit a HR out of Dodger Stadium
  • Sep 21 NY Yankee Cecil Fielder hits his 300th HR
  • Sep 21 Tim Herron wins Texas Golf Open shooting a 271
  • Sep 22 Marv Albert pleads not guilty to sexual charges
  • Sep 22 Bentalha massacre in Algeria; over 200 villagers killed.
  • Sep 22 Elton John releases "Candle in the Wind 1997", a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the US
  • Sep 23 Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year (258)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 24 31st Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Sep 24 Drug kingpin Ramon Arellano Felix placed on FBI's 10 most-wanted list
  • Sep 25 "ER" is performed live on TV
  • Sep 25 Britain's Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (714 mph)
  • Sep 25 Marv Albert plea bargains in assault case
  • Sep 25 STS 86 (Atlantis 20) launches into orbit
  • Sep 25 WNBA announces it will add Detroit & Washington, D.C. franchises
  • Sep 26 Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 56th HR of 1997
  • Sep 26 An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.
  • Sep 28 32nd Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14½-13½ to retain the Cup at Sotogrande Spain
  • Sep 28 Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting
  • Sep 28 St Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire hits his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A's)
  • Sep 28 Wendy Ward wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Classic
  • Sep 29 Jury selection in Terry Nichols Oklahoma bombing trial begins

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 29 Robbie Williams releases his first solo album "Life thru a Lens" features single "Angels"

  • Sep 30 1st time 3 cons HRs in post season-Raines, Jeter, O'Neill (NY Yankees)
  • Sep 30 Hooters agrees to pay $2 million in discrimination suits
  • Sep 30 Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 4

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 30 Yanks Tim Raines, Derek Jeter & Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutively homers in post season (Yanks beat Indians 8-6)

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
MLB Right Fielder Paul O'Neill
MLB Right Fielder
Paul O'Neill
  • Sep 30 "Too Close" single released by Next (Billboard Song of the Year 1998)