On This Day

September 1997 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 2 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Montreal Canada on CHOM 97.7 FM and 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, Kentucky on WTFX 100.5 FM

Historic Event

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

  • Sep 7 The first test flight of the F-22 Raptor takes place.
  • Sep 9 Sinn Féin accepts Mitchell Principles on para-military disarmament
  • Sep 10 Discovery buys Travel Channel for $20 million
  • Sep 11 After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament, within the United Kingdom.
  • Sep 12 The UN passes a resolution allowing Iraq to reach the $2.14 billion oil sales limit under its oil-for-food program

Historic Event

Sep 13 Mother Teresa's State Funeral held in India

  • Sep 14 Chicago Whites Sox retire Carlton Fisk's #72
  • Sep 15 Edison Intl purchases Anaheim Stadium naming rights for $50M

Historic Event

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

  • Sep 15 Google.com is registered as a domain name

Appointment of Interest

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

  • Sep 17 Dr Sam Sheppard's body (Fugitive) is exhumed for DNA test

United Nations

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

  • Sep 18 Voters in Wales vote yes (50.3%) in a referendum on Welsh autonomy
  • Sep 18 Controversial art exhibition "Sensation" featuring works by Young British Artists from the collection of Charles Saatchi opens at the Royal Academy in London
  • Sep 19 Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria; 53 killed.
  • Sep 22 American sportcaster Marv Albert pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges
  • Sep 22 Bentalha massacre in Algeria; over 200 villagers killed
  • Sep 24 Drug kingpin Ramon Arellano Felix placed on FBI's 10 most-wanted list
  • Sep 25 Britain's Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (714 mph)
  • Sep 25 American sportcaster Marv Albert plea bargains in his sexual assault case
  • Sep 25 STS 86 (Atlantis 20) launches into orbit
  • 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 29 Jury selection in Terry Nichols Oklahoma bombing trial begins
  • Sep 30 Hooters agrees to pay $2 million in discrimination suits
  • Sep 30 Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 4

Historic Event

Sep 30 John Howard's Australian government gun buy back scheme ends with more than 640,000 firearms compulsorily acquired, including many newly illegal semi-automatic rifles and shotguns


Deaths in History

  • Sep 2 Viktor Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (Man's Search for Meaning) and founder of logotherapy, dies at 92
  • Sep 4 Aldo Rossi, Italian architect (b. 1931)
  • Sep 4 Jeffrey Bernard, British writer (Spectator Magazine - Low Life), dies at 65
  • Sep 5 Leon Edel, biographer, dies at 89

Mother Teresa

Sep 5 Mother Teresa [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Albanian born Indian nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize, 1979), dies of cardiac arrest at 87

  • Sep 6 Philippe Rossillon, administrator, dies at 66
  • Sep 6 P. H. Newby, British author and BBC radio director (b. 1918)
  • Sep 11 Camille Henry, National Hockey League player (b. 1933)
  • Sep 11 Hannah Weiner, American experimental poet, dies at 68
  • Sep 12 Janet Leach, American potter, dies at 79
  • Sep 12 Judith Merril [Grossman], sci-fi writer, dies at 74
  • Sep 17 Jan Peder Syse, Prime Minister of Norway (1989-90), dies
  • Sep 17 John Seldon Whale, theologian, dies at 100
  • Sep 18 Harry Boyne, British parliamentary journalist, dies at 87
  • Sep 19 Kathy Keeton Guccione, CEO (General Media Intl), dies at 58
  • Sep 19 Malcolm Hughes, artist, dies at 77
  • Sep 21 Tommy Cecil, Irish ferryman, dies at 51
  • Sep 22 Bryan Woods, soldier/clerk, dies at 76
  • Sep 22 Eric William Hunter Christie, barrister, dies at 77
  • Sep 22 Bryan Ingham, English artist, dies at 61
  • Sep 22 Ruth Picardie, journalist, dies at 33
  • Sep 22 Shoichi Yokoi, Japanese WW II fighter (surrendered in 1972), dies at 82
  • Sep 22 George Thomas, 1st Viscount Tonypandy, British politician (Speaker of the House of Commons), dies at 97
  • Sep 23 Murray Burnett, writer (Everybody Goes to Rick-Casablanca), dies at 86
  • Sep 24 Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron, dies at 47
  • Sep 27 Walter Trampler, American violist (Beaux Arts Trio), dies at 82
  • Sep 29 Milner Gray, British graphic designer, dies at 97
  • Sep 29 Roy Lichtenstein, American pop artist (Drowning Girl), dies of pneumonia at 73
  • Sep 30 Male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65
  • Sep 30 Richard Selwyn Francis Schiling, British professor of occupational health, dies at 86