Historical Events in 1997 (Part 3)

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  • Jun 16 31st Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & LeAnn Rimes
  • Jun 16 The Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; 50 people are killed.
  • Jun 17 NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 & Minneapolis-St Paul & Columbus, Ohio in 2000
  • Jun 19 "Forever Tango!" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
  • Jun 20 Negotiators announce agreement in principle with tobacco industry
  • Jun 21 "Defending the Caveman," closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 671 performances

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Jun 21 35th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton
  • Jun 21 Women's National Basketball Association begins as NY Liberty beats LA Sparks
  • Jun 22 Ernie Els wins golf's Buick Classic
  • Jun 22 Penny Hammel wins LPGA Rochester International
  • Jun 22 World Bowl: Barcelona Dragon beat Rhein Fire, 38-24
  • Jun 23 Dow Jones drops 192.25 pts
  • Jun 23 In the Central African Republic, soldiers fire on foreign peacekeepers in the third major rebellion since May
  • Jun 24 Melissa Drexler, 18, charged with killing her baby during her prom
  • Jun 24 USAF reports Roswell 'space aliens' were dummies

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 24 Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Jun 24 Seat Mariner Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Oakland A's but loses
  • Jun 25 Christies auctions off Princess Di's clothing for $5.5 million
  • Jun 25 Galileo, 2nd Callisto Flyby (Orbit 9)
  • Jun 25 Intelsat 802 Ariane 4 Launch, Successful
  • Jun 25 NHL approves franchises in Nash, Atlanta, Columbus, & Minn-St Paul
  • Jun 25 Progress M-34 Collides with & damages Mir Space Station
  • Jun 25 Jamaica issues a warrant for singer Sade, who fails to report to court on charges of failure to obey a cop who signaled her to stop
  • Jun 26 Galileo, Ganymede Observations (Orbit 9)
  • Jun 26 The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Internet indecency law
  • Jun 26 The U.S. Supreme Court upholds doctor-assisted suicide ban
  • Jun 26 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment

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Jun 26 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is published, the first instalment of the best selling series by J. K. Rowling

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
  • Jun 28 "Master Class" closes at Golden Theater NYC after 601 performances
  • Jun 28 "Steel Peer" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 76 performances
  • Jun 28 TV evangelist Robert Schuller attacks a flight attendant
  • Jun 29 "American Daughter" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 88 performances
  • Jun 29 "London Assurance" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Jun 29 18th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Graham Marsh
  • Jun 29 Greg Norman wins PGA St Jude Classic
  • Jun 29 Michelle McGann wins ShopRite LPGA Classic
  • Jun 29 Progress M-35 Soyuz Launch (Russia)
  • Jun 29 Tyrenda Williams, 18, of Alabama, crowned 40th America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 30 Leap Second to synchronize atomic clocks

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Jul 1 Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson for biting Holyfield

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jul 1 STS 94 (Columbia 23) launches into orbit
  • Jul 1 Britain hands Hong Kong and the New Territories - ceded in 1841 - to the People's Republic of China.
  • Jul 3 Mississippi becomes 1st state to settle tobacco suit
  • Jul 4 US space probe Pathfinder lands on Ares Vallis Mars
  • Jul 5 104th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Jana Novotna
  • Jul 5 NY Yanks withdraw Kenny Rogers & Mariano Duncon deal for SD Padre
  • Jul 6 "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical" closes at Royale NYC after 109 performances

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 111th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats C Pioline (64 62 64)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

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Jul 6 Montreal Expos retire Andre Dawson's uniform #10

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 7 Tiger Woods wins golf's Western Open

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • Jul 7 Tower Minn temps dip to 24°F
  • Jul 8 68th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Jacobs Field, Cleveland
  • Jul 8 NATO invites Poland, Hungary & Czech Republic to join
  • Jul 9 Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband
  • Jul 9 Mike Tyson is banned from boxing for biting Evander Holyfield's ear
  • Jul 10 Hideki Irabu makes his debut as a NY Yankee, he beats Tigers 10-3
  • Jul 10 Louise Woodward's trial begins in Mass, Nanny murder trial
  • Jul 10 RJR Nabisco announces it will replace Joe Camel in new ads
  • Jul 10 Spain, Partido Popular member Miguel Ángel Blanco is kidnapped in the Basque city of Ermua by ETA members, sparking widespread protests.
  • Jul 12 Cubs play in their 5,000th consecutive game without being no-hit
  • Jul 12 Pirates Francisco Cordova & Ricardo Rincon no-hit Astros 3-0 in 10 inn
  • Jul 13 15th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Larry Gilbert
  • Jul 13 52nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Alison Nicholas
  • Jul 13 David Toms wins Quad City Golf Classic at 265
  • Jul 13 Ford Senior Players Golf Championship
  • Jul 13 Indonesian ferry sinks, killing at least 77
  • Jul 14 Bomb in Algiers kills 21 & wounds 40
  • Jul 15 Jerold Mackenzie awarded $26.6M (later reduced to $625,000) for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co worker
  • Jul 17 STS 94 (Columbia 23), lands
  • Jul 17 30th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 20 126th British Golf Open: American Justin Leonard shoots a 272 to win at Royal Troon
  • Jul 20 Michele Redman wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Classic
  • Jul 21 NY Yank Mike Whiton held in Milwaukee on charges of sexual assault
  • Jul 21 The fully restored USS Constitution (aka "Old Ironsides") celebrates her 200th birthday, setting sail for the first time in 116 years.
  • Jul 22 Fire breaks out at Palais de Chaillot in Paris
  • Jul 22 The second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.

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Jul 22 Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Jul 22 The first shipments of oil produced from Kazakhstan's Tengiz field arrive at terminals on the Black Sea for subsequent export through the Bosphoros Strait
  • Jul 23 Dallas TV Station KXAS settle with Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin & Erik Williams for reporting false sex assault allegations against them
  • Jul 23 The US State Department rules that Turkey's agreement to purchase $23 billion worth of natural gas from Iran does not violate the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act

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Jul 25 Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
  • Jul 25 Carroll O'Connor found not guilty of slandering Harry Perzigian
  • Jul 25 Howard Stern is fired from radio station, KEGL Dallas
  • Jul 25 QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs
  • Jul 25 Rocker Rick Danko gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling
  • Jul 25 Vincent "The Chin" Gigante found guilty of racketeering in NYC
  • Jul 25 K.R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India's 10th president and the first Dalit— formerly called "untouchable"— to hold this office.
  • Jul 25 Scientists announce the first human stem cells to be cultured in a laboratory using tissue taken from aborted human embryos
  • Jul 27 "Candide" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • Jul 27 "Victor/Victoria" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 738 performances
  • Jul 27 Detroit Tigers retire pitching great Hal Newhouser's #16
  • Jul 27 Stewart Cink wins golfs Greater Hartford Open (267)
  • Jul 27 Tammie Green wins Giant Eagle LPGA Classic
  • Jul 27 Si Zerrouk massacre in Algeria; about 50 people killed.
  • Jul 27 84th Tour de France won by Jan Ullrich of Germany

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Jul 28 NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • Jul 28 Peter Graf, father of Steffi, enters German jail for tax evasion
  • Jul 28 Guatemala becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • Jul 30 Terrorist double suicide bombing in Jerusalem, kills 14
  • Jul 30 Eighteen lives are lost in the Thredbo Landslide in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Jul 31 A's trade Mark McGwire to St Louis Cardinals
  • Aug 1 6th World Championships in Athletics open at Athens, Greece
  • Aug 3 25th du Maurier Golf Classic: Colleen Walker

Music concertMusic Concert

Aug 3 Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC's Central Park for HBO

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 3 Phil Mickelson wins golf's Sprint International

  • Aug 3 Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria; 40-76 villagers killed.
  • Aug 4 "Keenan Ivory Wayan Show" premieres on Fox TV
  • Aug 4 185,000 Teamsters union United Parcel Service drivers walk off the job.
  • Aug 4 In Colombia, international oil company Occidental Petroleum declare force majeure on all oil exports from the Cano Limon field after a series of attacks knocked out a major oil pipeline
  • Aug 5 Korean Air 747 with 331 aboard crashes in Guam, 29 survive
  • Aug 5 Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of world trade center bombing goes on trial
  • Aug 5 Soyuz TM-26 crew of Anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov, launched
  • Aug 6 Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in Apple Computer Inc
  • Aug 6 NHL Nashville Tenn names Barry Trotz as its 1st coach
  • Aug 7 STS 85 (Discovery 23) launches into orbit
  • Aug 7 Ung Huot appointed Cambodia's 1st premier
  • Aug 8 Mariners Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Chicago White Sox
  • Aug 8 The UN approves a sale-price formula for Iraqi crude oil sales under the oil-for-food plan
  • Aug 9 Security guard Abner Louima, attacked by NYC police
  • Aug 9 Yanks break Minnesota Twins Brad Radke's string of 12 straight wins
  • Aug 10 36th Walker Cup: US, 18-6
  • Aug 10 Anaheim Angels Tony Phillips arrested for purchasing cocaine
  • Aug 10 Atlanta Braves sign Greg Maddux to record 5 year, $575 Million deal
  • Aug 10 Deb Richard wins LPGA Friendly's Classic
  • Aug 10 Vijay Singh of Fiji wins Buick Open at the Warwick Hills Golf
  • Aug 10 6th World Championships in Athletics close at Athens, Greece
  • Aug 11 Benin legalizes Jan 10th as a voodoo holiday
  • Aug 13 Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the NY Yankees

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Aug 13 SD Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Aug 13 South Park's first episode is aired.
  • Aug 14 "1776" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
  • Aug 14 Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh formally sentenced to death
  • Aug 14 Karrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Open
  • Aug 14 Oklahoma Court of Appeals upholds death sentence of Timothy McVeigh
  • Aug 14 Soyuz TM-25 lands
  • Aug 15 Dan Wilson hits Seattle Mariners 3,000th HR
  • Aug 15 Dow Jones drops 247.37 pts
  • Aug 15 LA Dodgers retire Tommy Lasorda's #2
  • Aug 16 For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia)
  • Aug 16 The South African soccer team, Bafana Bafana wins against the national team of the Democratic Republic of the Congo at First National Bank stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 17 79th PGA Championship: Davis Love III shoots a 269 at Winged Foot GC
  • Aug 19 NY Yank 3rd baseman Wade Boggs pitches a scoreless inning vs Anaheim
  • Aug 19 STS 85 (Discovery 23) lands
  • Aug 20 Shelly Moore, 18, of Tenn, crowned 15th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 20 Souhane massacre in Algeria; over 60 people are killed and 15 kidnapped.
  • Aug 21 Typhoon Winnie kills 140, injures 3,000 in East China
  • Aug 21 US government forces closure of Hudson Foods due to E Coli break out
  • Aug 24 97th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Joel Kribel
  • Aug 24 Colleen Wakjer wins Star Bank LPGA Classic
  • Aug 24 Gordon Spence discovers 2^2976221 - 1 (36th known Mersenne prime)

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Aug 24 Greg Norman wins World Series of Golf shooting 273

Golfer Greg Norman
Greg Norman
  • Aug 24 Mark Calcavecchia wins Greater Vancouver Golf Open shooting 265
  • Aug 25 Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill Berlin Wall policy.
  • Aug 26 Beni-Ali massacre in Algeria; 60-100 people killed.
  • Aug 27 54th Venice Film Festival: "Hana-bi" directed by Takeshi Kitano wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 28 Belgian amusement park riders were stuck upside down for 90 minutes
  • Aug 29 At least 98 villagers are killed by the GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.
  • Aug 30 1st WNBA Championshion: Houston Comets beat NY Liberty
  • Aug 30 Greg Rudaski is 1st to serve (2) 141 MPH serves in a match (US Open)
  • Aug 31 "Gin Game" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 144 performances
  • Aug 31 Don Mattingly's #23 is retired by NY Yankees
  • Aug 31 Last episode of Rolanda airs
  • Aug 31 Scott Hoch wins Greater Milwaukee Golf Open with a 268
  • Aug 31 Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in a road tunnel in Paris
  • 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

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

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 2 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Montreal Canada on CHOM 97.7 FM
  • Sep 2 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres 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
  • Sep 6 Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales held at Westminster Abbey in London
  • 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
  • Sep 10 Mark McGwire joins Babe Ruth as only the players to hit 50 HRs in 2 consecutive years
  • 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

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

Singer Elton John
Elton John

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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 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

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

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey