Historical Events in 1997 (Part 4)

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  • Sep 16 ABL MVP Nikki McCray signs with WNBA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs

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Sep 16 Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cardinals for $26M

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 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
  • Sep 18 Ted Turner gives $1 billion to UN
  • 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.

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Sep 22 Elton John releases "Candle in the Wind 1997", a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the US

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • 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 & Wash DC 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
  • 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
  • Oct 1 Carolina Hurricanes 1st game vs Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Oct 1 Spice Hot premieres on cable
  • Oct 3 Carolina Hurricanes 1st home game vs Pitts Penguins
  • Oct 3 Gordie Howie, 69, plays in 7th decade, with IHL'S Detroit Vipers
  • Oct 3 Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record at 280.3 mph
  • Oct 3 Vancouver Canucks beats Mighty Ducks, 3-2 in Japan
  • Oct 4 Farm Aid 10 concert in Texas cancelled due to weak ticket sales and moved to Illinois
  • Oct 4 2nd largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company with $17.3 million in cash taken
  • Oct 5 35th Tennis Fed Cup: France beats Netherlands in Den Bosch Neth (4-1)
  • Oct 5 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA CoreStates Betsy King Classic
  • Oct 5 Davis Love III wins golf's Buick challenge, shooting a 267
  • Oct 5 STS 86 (Atlantis 20) lands
  • Oct 9 ABL players allowed to own stock in the league
  • Oct 9 Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico
  • Oct 9 NC's Dean Smith winningest college basetball coach retires
  • Oct 9 NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties
  • Oct 9 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Italian playwright Dario Fo
  • Oct 10 Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74

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Oct 11 Dennis Rodman returns from 2nd longest NBA suspension (11 games)

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
  • Oct 12 David Duval wins Michelob Championship at Kingsmill Golf Club
  • Oct 12 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Samsung World Championship
  • Oct 12 Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria; 43 killed at a fake roadblock
  • Oct 13 Andy Green's Jet-powered car reaches record 749.69 MPH
  • Oct 14 MLB National League Championship: Florida Marlins beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 15 Britain's Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (763.035 mph)
  • Oct 15 Former rep Dan Rostenkowski released from custody for mail fraud

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Oct 15 NY jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Oct 15 US launches nuclear powered Cassini to Saturn
  • Oct 15 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 16 "Side Show," opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 91 performances
  • Oct 19 "Annie" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Oct 19 700th World Series home run (Sandy Alomar, Cleve Indians)
  • Oct 19 David Duval wins Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Golf Classic
  • Oct 20 Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty
  • Oct 20 US accuses Microsoft of violating pact forcing IE browser on computers
  • Oct 21 Cleve Marquis Grissom hit in his 15th straight World Series game (streak ends at 15, he is 2nd to Hank Baur with 17)
  • Oct 22 Cleve Marquis Grissom World Series hitting streak ends after 15 games
  • Oct 22 Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38°F)

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Oct 22 Larry Flynt sells Hustler in a non-zoned area of Cincinnati

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt
  • Oct 22 Yahoo completes purchase of Four11
  • Oct 22 NY Ranger Wayne Gretsky wife Janet is knocked unconcious & gets 2 stitches while watching the game as a plexiglass falls on her
  • Oct 22 2nd longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins & Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11
  • Oct 22 Compaq testifies Microsoft threaten to break Windows 95 agreement if they showcased a Netscape icon
  • Oct 23 "Triumph of Love" opens at Royale Theater NYC
  • Oct 23 At 6:11 AM San Francisco experiences a power blackout due to sabotage
  • Oct 23 Dow Jones drops 186.88 pts
  • Oct 23 Les Alexander, owner of Houston Rockets buys NHL's Edmonton Oilers
  • Oct 24 Marv Albert sentenced in assault case
  • Oct 25 After a brief civil war which has driven President Pascal Lissouba out of Brazzaville, Denis Sassou-Nguesso proclaims himself the President of the Republic of the Congo.
  • Oct 25 9th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 52-20 in South Bend
  • Oct 26 Bill Glasson wins Las Vegas Golf Invitational
  • Oct 26 MLB World Series: Florida Marlins defeat Cleveland Indians to win 4-3
  • Oct 26 48th Formula One WDC: Jacques Villeneuve wins by 39 points
  • Oct 27 Dow Jones crashes record 554 pts to 7161
  • Oct 27 Intel Corp buys Digital Equipment for $700 million
  • Oct 27 Microsoft argues it should be "free from government interference"
  • Oct 27 US releases a redesigned $50 bill
  • Oct 28 NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner & Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league
  • Oct 29 Iraq's Revolution Command Council announces that it will no longer allow US citizens and US aircraft to serve with UN arms inspection teams
  • Oct 30 "The Cherry Orchard" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC
  • Oct 30 Shirley Allen, 51, held Illinois police off for 39 days captured
  • Oct 31 British au pair Louise Woodward, 19, sentenced to life for the death of Matthew Eappen 8½ months (judge changes to time served)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 "Titanic" directed by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet is first screened, at the Tokyo International Film Festival (Best Picture 1998)

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
Actress Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
  • Nov 2 "Barrymore" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 240 performances
  • Nov 2 27th NYC Women Marathon won by Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switz 2:28:43
  • Nov 2 28th NYC Marathon won by John Kagwe of Kenya in 2:08:12
  • Nov 2 Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam
  • Nov 2 USA beats Japan 23-13 at LPGA Nichirei International
  • Nov 3 Boston shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is 6th unanimous AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 3 California law ends affirmative action
  • Nov 3 David Duval wins Championship at the Champions Golf Club
  • Nov 3 Phillies 3rd baseman Scott Rolen selected unanimous Rookie of Year
  • Nov 5 2 hours after Davey Johnson resigns he is named AL Manager of Year
  • Nov 5 French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages
  • Nov 6 "Proposals" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances
  • Nov 6 SF Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year

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Nov 7 "Bean" directed by Mel Smith and starring Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean opens in US

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • Nov 8 Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
  • Nov 8 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away
  • Nov 9 "Cherry Orchard" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Nov 9 "Scarlet Pimpernel" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC
  • Nov 9 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup
  • Nov 10 "Jackie - An American Life" opens at Belasco Theater NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 10 Artist Peter Max pleads guilty to tax fraud & time served

Psychedelic Artist Peter Max
Psychedelic Artist
Peter Max
  • Nov 10 Nanny Louise Woodward murder conviction downgraded to manslaughter
  • Nov 11 CBS News anchor Dan Rather renews his contract to 2002

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Nov 11 Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Nov 11 WNBA expands to Detroit & Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 12 Dick Vitale signs with ESPN through year 2004
  • Nov 12 Pedro Martinez wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 13 "Lion King" opens at New Amersterdam Theater NYC
  • Nov 13 Ken Griffey Jr unanimously wins AL MVP
  • Nov 13 UN pulls out arms inspection teams from Iraq
  • Nov 14 Colo Rockie Larry Walker wins NL MVP
  • Nov 14 Disney's "Lion King" sets Broadway record of $2,700,000 daily sale
  • Nov 15 19th ACE Cable Awards: Nickelodeon wins the Golden CableACE for "The Big Help"
  • Nov 16 "1776" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • Nov 16 85th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Saskatchawan, 47-23
  • Nov 16 After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.
  • Nov 16 47th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Nov 17 Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Nov 17 In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).
  • Nov 18 Arizona Diamondbacks & Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
  • Nov 18 FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash
  • Nov 18 70s glam-rock star Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) arrested by British police in child porn probe
  • Nov 18 Mavericks' A C Green ties Randy Smith's NBA record of 906 cons games
  • Nov 18 Rare black pearl necklace auctioned for record $902,000
  • Nov 18 Willem de Kooning painting "Two Standing Women" sold for $4,182,500
  • Nov 18 Metallica release the album "ReLoad"
  • Nov 19 "Eugene Onegin" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Nov 19 "Old Neighborhood" opens at Booth Theater NYC
  • Nov 19 STS 87 (Columbia 24) launches into orbit
  • Nov 19 In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive. They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, with all seven alive in 2007.
  • Nov 20 "Ivanov" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 51 performances

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Nov 20 Flyers Eric Lindros tries to bite San Jose defenseman Marty McSorley

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • Nov 20 Last original Florida Marlin, Jeff Conine, traded to KC Royals
  • Nov 20 Mavericks' A C Green sets NBA record of 907 consecutive games played
  • Nov 20 NY Islanders lose, beginning a 10 game losing streak
  • Nov 20 Yohannes Haile-Selassie discovers the partial skull of a 2.5 million year old human ancestor, confirming and establishing the new species Australopithecus garhi, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia
  • Nov 20 Iraq's Revolution Command Council formally endorses an agreement, arranged by Russia, that enables UN weapons inspection teams to resume operations in Iraq
  • Nov 22 62nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 18-17 in Auburn
  • Nov 23 Annika Sorenstam wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship

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Nov 23 Jana Novotna (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Nov 24 "Street Corner Symphony" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 79 performances
  • Nov 25 US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying in Russia
  • Nov 26 Wash Capitals final game at USAir Arena, retire Rod Langway's #5
  • Nov 27 Lions' Barry Sanders becomes NFL's 2nd all-time rusher
  • Nov 27 Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
  • Nov 28 Final episode of "Beavis & Butt-head" on MTV
  • Nov 28 First public appearance of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), an ethnic Albanian guerrilla group that fought for the independence of Kosovo from Serbia.
  • Nov 29 USAir Arena closes, hosting Wash Wizards
  • Nov 29 OPEC agrees to an increase in its production ceiling. OPEC has raised the ceiling to 27.5 million barrels per day for the first half of 1998
  • Nov 30 "Eugene Onegin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Nov 30 86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps US in Gothenburg (5-0)
  • Dec 1 GS Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, attacks his coach P J Carlesimo
  • Dec 1 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Davenport IA on KORB 93.5 FM
  • Dec 1 Westinghouse formally changes its name to CBS
  • Dec 2 MCI Center opens in Wash DC, Wizards vs SuperSonics
  • Dec 3 "1776" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC
  • Dec 3 Golden State Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, four-year, $32 million, contract terminated for attacking his coach P J Carlesimo
  • Dec 4 "Diary of Anne Frank" opens at Music Box Theater NYC
  • Dec 4 NBA suspends Latrell Sprewell for 1 year for attacking his coach
  • Dec 4 Nizar Hamdoon warns that Iraq will not allow oil to flow during a third six-month phase of the UN's oil-for-food sale until the UN approves an aid distribution plan
  • Dec 5 1st Game at Wash Capitals' MCI Center vs Fla Panthers
  • Dec 5 STS 87 (Columbia 24) lands
  • Dec 6 6th SEC Championship Game: #3 Tennessee beats #11 Auburn, 30-29
  • Dec 7 Amy Fruhwirth & Clarence Rose win LPGA J C Penney Classic
  • Dec 8 8th Billboard Music Awards: LeAnn Rimes & Spice Girls win

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 9 "Tomorrow Never Dies", 18th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan and Michelle Yeoh, premieres in London

  • Dec 11 "Sunshine Boys" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC
  • Dec 11 Federal judge orders Microsoft not to bundle IE4 in Windows
  • Dec 11 Delegates from 150 industrial nations attending a UN climate conference in Kyoto, Japan, reach agreement to control heat-trapping greenhouse gases
  • Dec 12 Carlos the Jackal, "professional revolutionary", goes on trial in Paris
  • Dec 12 Florida releases Alex Arias, the last original Marlin
  • Dec 12 Japanese train builders (Maglev) claim world speed record at 332 MPH
  • Dec 12 Red Sox sign Pedro Martinez to record 6 year $69 million contract
  • Dec 12 SWAT team shoots John E Armstrong in Fla, freeing 2 young hostages
  • Dec 12 TWA 800 hearings end

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Dec 12 Fed judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby's daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort $40 million from him

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
  • Dec 13 63rd Heisman Trophy Award: Charles Woodson, Michigan (CB)
  • Dec 14 "View From the Bridge" opens at Criterion Theater, NYC
  • Dec 14 Juli Inkster & Dottie Pepper win LPGA Diners Club Matches

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Dec 14 Phoenix Coyote Mike Gartner is 5th NHLer to score 700 goals

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner

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Dec 15 SF 49ers retire Joe Montana's #16

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

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Dec 16 President Clinton names his Labrador retriever "Buddy"

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton