1997 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 380

  • Apr 8 STS 83 (Columbia 22) lands
  • Apr 13 Travis Fryman homers off R Hernandez in both games of double header 1st time since 1961 that 2 doubleheaders are played in the same city Giants vs Mets & Oakland A's vs Yankees in NY
  • Apr 15 America On Line begins service in Japan
  • Apr 15 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charlotte NC on WXRC 95.7 FM
  • Apr 15 Fire sweeps through a campsite of Muslims making the Hajj pilgrimage; the official death toll is 343.
  • Apr 16 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Minneapolis/St Paul on WRQC 100.3 FM
  • Apr 17 John Bell aged 115 receives a new pacemaker
  • Apr 19 Renee Slaughter crowned 14th Miss Hawaiian Tropic Intl
  • Apr 20 27th Easter Seal Telethon raises $47,392,682
  • Apr 21 Ashes of Timothy Leary & Gene Roddenberry launched into orbit
  • Apr 22 Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria - 93 villagers killed.
  • Apr 22 The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.
  • Apr 23 Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed.
  • Apr 27 Frank Nobilo wins Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic at Forest Oaks
  • Apr 29 The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 comes into force, outlaws production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons among its signatories.
  • Apr 30 Big Ben stops at 12:11 PM for 54 minutes
  • Apr 30 President Clinton's daughter Chelsea chooses to attend Stanford College
  • Apr 30 Tajik Prest Imomali Rakhmonov wounded in assassination attempt
  • Apr 30 Tino Martinez hits record 34 RBIs in April
  • May 1 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in San Diego CA on KIOZ 105.3 FM

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 1 Tony Blair elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair
  • May 1 Tasmania becomes the last state in Australia to decriminalize homosexuality.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 2 Donald Trump & Marla Maples announce they are separating

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • May 2 Mercury Mail announces its 1 millionth internet subscriber
  • May 2 Republic of Texas security chief Robert Scheidt surrenders
  • May 3 Garry Kasparov begins chess match with IBM supercomputer Deep Blue
  • May 5 Iridium-1 Delta 2 Launch, Successful
  • May 6 Army Staff Sgt Delmar Simpson gets 25-year sentence for rape
  • May 6 The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history.
  • May 7 Expos scores 13 in 6th at Giants
  • May 7 Galileo, 4th Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 8)
  • May 9 1st US ambassador since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam
  • May 11 Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov 3.5-2.5 in chess
  • May 12 14 North Koreans defect to South Korea
  • May 12 Russia & Chechnya sign peace deal after 400 years of conflict
  • May 12 Susie Maroney, 22, of Australia, is 1st to swim from Cuba to Florida
  • May 12 Tornado narrowly misses downtown Miami
  • May 15 STS 84 (Atlantis 19), launches, 6th Shuttle-Mir Mission
  • May 16 St Louis Cards Gary Gaetti records his 2,000th hits
  • May 16 A final agreement creating the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) is signed by project participants, inc. Russia, Kazakhstan, Chevron Corp and others
  • May 17 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Jo Shiery-Odom
  • May 17 Troops loyal to Laurent Kabila march into Kinshasa.
  • May 20 Cosmos Zenit-2 Launch (Russia), Failed
  • May 20 Thor-2A Delta 2 Launch (Norway/USA), Successful

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 20 US President Clinton signs an executive order barring new US investment in Burma (also known as Myanmar), effective May 21 and renewable annually

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • May 21 Emmy 24th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 17th time
  • May 22 Kelly Flinn, US Air Force's first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepts a general discharge in order to avoid a court martial.
  • May 24 STS 84 (Atlantis 19), lands
  • May 24 Telstar-5 Proton Launch, Successful
  • May 25 Todd & Mel Stottlemyre become 1st father & son to win 100 games
  • May 25 A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.
  • May 27 1st all female (20 British women) team reaches North Pole
  • May 27 Judge finds Pamela Lee not guilty of breaking a contract
  • May 27 Marv Albert pleads innocent to charges of sexual assault

AgreementTreaty of Interest

May 27 Russian President Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • May 28 Linda Finch completes Amelia Earhart attempted around-the-world flight
  • May 28 Tornado in Jarrell Texas kills at least 28
  • May 28 Wallace Berg, 42, is 4th American to scale Mt Everest for 3rd time
  • May 29 70th National Spelling Bee: Rebecca Sealfon wins spelling euonym
  • May 29 Jesse Timmedequas found guilty of rape/murder of Megan Kanka, 7
  • May 29 Span scientists announce new human species in 780,000 year old fossil

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, set on fire by 12-year old grandson

Civil Rights Activist Betty Shabazz
Civil Rights Activist
Betty Shabazz
  • May 31 The Confederation Bridge opens, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick.
  • Jun 1 10th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $5,400,186
  • Jun 1 1st NY Women Film Festival opens
  • Jun 1 51st Tony Awards: Titanic & Last Night of Ballyhoo win
  • Jun 1 Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race to settle who was the world's fastest man
  • Jun 1 LA Dodger Wilton Guerrero's bat breaks, revealing it is corked
  • Jun 1 Hugo Banzer wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia.
  • Jun 2 Liberals beat Conservatives in France
  • Jun 2 Timothy McVeigh found guilty of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, killing 168
  • Jun 4 UN Security renews its "oilforfood" initiative whereby Iraq may sell $2 billion worth of oil to buy food, medicine and other necessities to alleviate civilian suffering under the sanctions imposed when it invaded Kuwait in 1990
  • Jun 7 Cosmos 2344 Proton-K Launch (Russia), Failed
  • Jun 9 British lease on the New Territories in Hong Kong expires
  • Jun 10 Feng Yun-2B Long March 3 Launch (China), Successful

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen's family members before Pol Pot flees his northern stronghold.

Dictator and Revolutionary Pol Pot
Dictator and Revolutionary
Pol Pot
  • Jun 13 Jurors in Oklahoma City bombing trial sentence Timothy McVeigh to death
  • Jun 13 Red Wings Vladimir Konstantinov & Slava Fetisov hurt in car crash
  • Jun 13 American fugitive Ira Einhorn is arrested in France for the murder of Holly Maddux after 16 years on the run, though he would not return for another four years.
  • Jun 16 The Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; 50 people are killed
  • Jun 20 Negotiators announce agreement in principle with tobacco industry
  • 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
  • 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 Progress M-34 Collides with & damages Mir Space Station
  • Jun 26 Galileo, Ganymede Observations (Orbit 9)
  • Jun 26 The U.S. Supreme Court upholds doctor-assisted suicide ban
  • Jun 26 U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the Communications Decency Act, inconsistent with the 1st Amendment

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 1st book in J. K. Rowling's best-selling series, is published

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
  • Jun 28 TV evangelist Robert Schuller attacks a flight attendant
  • 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
  • Jul 1 STS 94 (Columbia 23) launches into orbit
  • Jul 1 United Kingdom returns Hong Kong and the New Territories to the People's Republic of China

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 200 of 328

  • Mar 18 Willem de Kooning (abstract artist), dead Alzheimer's at 92
  • Mar 19 Willem De Kooning, artists (Abstract), dies of Alzheimer at 92
  • Mar 20 Carlo Fassi, figure skating coach (Fleming, Hamill), dies at 67
  • Mar 20 Grace Hefner, mother of Hugh Hefner (Playboy), dies at 101
  • Mar 21 W. V. Awdry, English children's writer (b. 1911)
  • Mar 24 Martin Caidin, American aviation writer (b. 1927)
  • Mar 25 Roberto Sanchez Vilella, governor of Puerto Rico in (1965-69), dies
  • Mar 26 Marshall Applewhite, American cult leader (b. 1931)
  • Mar 31 Edwin Alberian, TV celebrity (Clarabell), dies at 76
  • Mar 31 Laxmishankar Pathak, food retailer, dies at 62
  • Apr 1 Jolie Gabor, mother of Zsa Zsa & Eva, dies at 97
  • Apr 1 Nancy Woodhull, news editor (USA Today), dies of cancer at 52
  • Apr 2 Tomoyuki Tanaka, producer (Godzilla), dies of a stroke at 86
  • Apr 3 Judy Flannery, master triathelete, killed by a car at 56
  • Apr 4 Vladimir Solouchin, Russian writer, dies at 72

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 5 Allen Ginsberg, beat poet, dies at 80

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • Apr 5 Alparslan Turkes, Turkish politician (MHP), dies
  • Apr 7 Georgi Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1935)
  • Apr 9 Helene Hanff, author (84 Charing Cross Road), dies at 80
  • Apr 11 Michael Dorris, writer, commits suicide at 52

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 12 George Wald, scientist, (Nobel Prize, vitamin A in retina) dies at 90

Scientist George Wald
Scientist
George Wald
  • Apr 13 Ann Craft, researcher/writer, dies at 53
  • Apr 13 Dorothy Frooks, American author and military figure (b. 1896)
  • Apr 15 Sam Moskowitz, SF fandom historian, dies at 76
  • Apr 15 Zdenek Mlynar, Sec of Czech Communist Central Committee (1968), dies
  • Apr 16 Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, media tycoon, dies at 66
  • Apr 16 Roland Topor, French illustrator (b. 1938)
  • Apr 17 Chaim Herzog, President of Israel (1983-93), dies at 78
  • Apr 17 Allan Francovich, American documentarian
  • Apr 18 Edward Barker, cartoonist, dies at 46
  • Apr 21 Andres Rodriguez, Paraguayan president (1989-93), dies
  • Apr 21 Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines (1961-65), dies at 86
  • Apr 26 Joey Faye, comic (Fruit of the Loom grapes), dies at 86
  • Apr 26 Peng Zhen, mayor of Beijing China (1951-66), dies
  • Apr 26 Yegorov, Russian leader (1994-95), dies
  • Apr 28 Susan Seddon Boulet, artist, dies of cancer at 45
  • Apr 29 Mike Royko, columnist, dies of stroke at 64
  • Apr 29 Peter Tali Coleman, gov of Americ Samoa (1956-61, 78-85, 89-93), dies
  • May 1 Bebe, AKA Flipper, dolphin, dies at 40
  • May 2 Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator (b. 1921)
  • May 4 Vijayananda Dahanayake, PM of Sri Lanka (1959-60), dies
  • May 8 Kai-Uwe Von Hassel, German President of Bundestag (CDU 1969-72), dies
  • May 10 Joan [Joanie] Weston, American roller derby queen (Bay Bombers), dies at 61
  • May 13 Laurie Lee, English writer ('Cider with Rosie'), dies at 82
  • May 14 Harry Blackstone Jr, magician, dies of cancer at 62
  • May 14 Princess Caradja-Kretzulesco, descendant of Dracula, dies at 76
  • May 16 Elbridge Durbrow, American diplomat (b. 1903)
  • May 19 Millie, dog of US President George H. W. Bush (Millie's Book), dies at 12
  • May 20 Virgilio Boat, president of Colombia (1986-90), dies
  • May 22 Alfred Hershey, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1908)
  • May 25 Muhammad Fadhel, PM of Iraq (1953-54), dies
  • May 26 Manfred Von Ardenne, German scientific pioneer, dies at 90
  • May 29 John Sengstacke, publisher (Defender), dies at 84
  • May 31 Rosie Will Monroe, WW II icon (Rosie the riveter), dies at 76
  • May 31 James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (b. 1905)
  • Jun 1 Nikolai Tikhonov, Soviet PM (1980-85), dies at 92
  • Jun 4 Kurt Adler, therapist/writer, dies at 92
  • Jun 5 J Anthony Lukas, writer (Pulitizer, Common Ground), suicide at 64
  • Jun 8 George Turner, Australian author (b. 1916)
  • Jun 9 Stanley Knowles, Canadian politician (b. 1908)
  • Jun 11 Thalassa Cruso, gardening expert (PBS), dies of Alzheimer's at 87
  • Jun 14 Henry C Gordon, USAF/astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 71
  • Jun 14 Tesslynn O'Cull, American child abuse victim (b. 1995)
  • Jun 16 Dal Stivens, Australian author (b. 1911)
  • Jun 18 Lev Kopelev, Russian writer and dissident (b. 1912)
  • Jun 21 Shintaro Katsu, Japanese entertainer (b. 1931)
  • Jun 21 Fidel Velázquez Sánchez, Mexican labour leader (b. 1900)
  • Jun 23 "Wino" Willie Forkner, American biker (Wild One), dies of heart attack at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 23 Betty Shabazz, American educator and civil rights activist who was the widow of Malcolm X, dies from burns suffered in a fire started by her young grandson at 63

Civil Rights Activist Betty Shabazz
Civil Rights Activist
Betty Shabazz

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 25 Jacques Cousteau, French oceanographer, dies of heart attack at 87

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau
  • Jun 25 William Lyle Woratzeck, convicted killer, executed in Ariz at 51
  • Jul 1 Joshua Hassan, first Chief Minister of Gibraltar (1964-69, 72-87), dies at 81
  • Jul 8 Charles Drake, geologist, dies of heart attack at 92
  • Jul 13 Alexandra Danilova, ballet great, dies at 92
  • Jul 13 Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (b. 1968)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 15 Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer (Versace), shot and murdered by Andrew Cunanan at 50

Fashion Designer Gianni Versace
Fashion Designer
Gianni Versace
  • Jul 18 Eugene M. Shoemaker, American planetary scientist and geologist (Shoemaker-Levy comet), dies at 69
  • Jul 24 Andrew Cunanan, serial killer (Gianni Versage), commits suicide
  • Jul 24 Saw Maung, general/president of Myanmar (Burma) (1988-92), dies
  • Jul 24 William J. Brennan, Jr. American Supreme Court judge (1956-90), dies at 91
  • Jul 25 Margaret Farrer, midwife, dies at 83
  • Jul 28 Louis Cohen, physicist, dies at 71
  • Jul 28 Seni Pramoj, PM of Thailand (1945-46, 75, 76), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 30 Bảo Đại, last Emperor of Vietnam (1926-45) and Chief of State of South Vietnam (1949-55), dies at 85

Emperor of Vietnam Bảo Đại
Emperor of Vietnam
Bảo Đại
  • Jul 31 Edith Fore, pitchwoman (I've fallen and I can't get up!), dies at 81
  • Jul 31 Ulrich Ernst Simon, theologian, dies at 63
  • Aug 1 Ngiratkel Etpison, president of Palau (1989-92), dies
  • Aug 2 William S Burroughs, author (Naked Lunch), dies at 83
  • Aug 3 Pietro Rizzuto, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • Aug 4 Jeanne Calment, world's oldest person (Feb 21 1875), dies at 122
  • Aug 5 Don Steele, LA radio personality (KRTH), dies of cancer at 61
  • Aug 7 Douglas Gray, archivist, dies at 74
  • Aug 7 Vincent Gulliver, Britain's oldest man, dies at 109
  • Aug 20 Norris Bradbury, American physicist (b. 1909)
  • Aug 21 Misael Pastrana Borrero, President of Colombia (1970-74), dies
  • Aug 22 Mary Louise Smith, chairman (Rep), dies at 82
  • Aug 23 Eric Gairy, first PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies at 75
  • Aug 24 Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90
  • Aug 25 Clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies
  • Aug 25 Robert Pinget, novelist/Playwright, dies at 78