On This Day

Historical Events in 1997 (Part 5)

Events 801 - 808 of 808

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 31 Intel cuts price of Pentium II-233 MHz from $401 to $268

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • Dec 31 72 year-old Marv Levy retires as coach of the NFL Buffalo Bills after 12 seasons, including 4 consecutive losing Super Bowl appearances
  • Dec 31 Microsoft buys Hotmail email service for $400 million and re-launches it as MSN Hotmail
  • Dec 31 More Swedes died than were born in 1997, 1st time since 1809
  • Dec 31 Orlando Hernandez, half-brother of pitcher Livan, defects from Cuba
  • Dec 31 South African & US surgeons separate Zambian Siamese twins joined at the head
  • Dec 31 27th Fiesta Bowl: #10 Kansas State beats #14 Syracuse, 35-18
  • Dec 31 Buffalo's Czech NHL goalie Dominik Hasek stops 36 shots for his 27th career shutout in Sabres' 3-0 win over Ottawa Senators; his 6th shutout in month of December; first since George Hainsworth in 1928-29 to achieve the feat