1997 in History – What happened in year 1997

✅ Published on April 10th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1997 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1997.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1997 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 januaryThe Howard Stern Rduio showed premiers in Columbus. Ohio is on WBZX 99.7 FM.
03 januaryEddo Brands of Zimbabwe takes ODI HAT-TRICKS vs. England at Harare.
05 januaryThe famous show “Show Boat” closed at Gershurin Theatre New York city.
06 januaryThe famous show “It's a slippery slope” finally ends at Vivian Beaumont Theatre New York city.
10 januaryThe 18th United Negro College raises its funds. This will be broadcasted on Jan 17th.
10 januaryArnoldo Aleman swears in as President of Nicaragua.
10 january1000 lire new coin released by Italy shows divided Germany on map.
12 januaryTiger Woods wins Mercedes Championship and it was a good victory for him.
16 januaryAnthony Stuart, the Australian cricketer took ODI hat-trick against Pakistan at MCG .
17 januaryDennis Rodman was suspended from NBA and charged a cash of $25000 as he kicked a cameraman.
20 januaryThe newly discovered comet Hale-Bopp crossed Mars orbit at 6:00 PM.
20 januaryPakistan defeated West Indies 2-0 thereby winning one-day Australian series.
21 januaryThe U.S. House of Representatives voted 395–28 to reprimand Newt Gingrich for ethics violations, making him the first Speaker of the House to be so disciplined.
23 januaryMadeleine Albright was sworn in as the first female United States Secretary of State, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government.
24 januaryToni Braxton and Alanis Morissette won the 24th American music award.
26 januaryPete Sampras beats Carlos Moya in 85th Australian Mens Tennis by 62, 63, 63.
27 januaryToni Braxton and Alanis Morissette won the 24th American Music Award.
02 februaryMarko’ Meara won the award for pebble beach national golf pro - am.
03 februaryHoward Stern Radio show premieres to be in Detroit, Michigan on WKRK 97.1 FM radio.
04 februaryMargaret Albright, the secretary of US announced that she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish.
05 februaryBrook Lee from Hawaii has been crowned as 46th miss USA.
06 februaryO. J. Simpson found it liable in murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Simpson.
07 februaryUS and Russia announced summit set on March 20 to 21 for Helsinki.
09 februaryDeddue Reynold who was a renowned comedian was awarded the 11th American comedy award held in 1997.
10 february5th Annual ESPY awards took place on this day.
11 februaryBill Paralls becomes the head coach of New York Jets.
13 februaryThe Hubble Telescope was captured by Discovery.
15 februaryTodd Eldridge won the US Male Figure Skating Championship.
16 februaryPaul Stokowski wins Hawaiian Golf Open.
17 februaryCarl Sagan Public Memorial was inaugurated at Pasadena California.

Famous birthdays in the year 1997:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 February Paige Mary Hourigan / Tennis Player / New Zealand
05 February Patrick Roberts / Footballer / United Kingdom
07 February Anhelina Kalinina / Tennis Player / Ukraine
07 AprilRafaela Gómez / Tennis Player / Ecuador
07 MayDaria Kasatkina / Tennis Player / Russia
08 JuneJeļena Ostapenko / Tennis Player / Latvia
08 March Jurina Matsui / Actress / Japan
09 NovemberMatthew Fisher / Cricketer / United Kingdom
11 January Cody Simpson / Writer / Australia
11 AprilGeorgia Bohl / Swimmer / Australia
12 JulyMalala Yousafzai / Activist / United Kingdom
13 MayReimis Smith / Rugby Player / Australia
14 March Simone Biles / Gymnast / United States of America
15 DecemberMagdalena Fręch / Tennis Player / Poland
17 DecemberShoma Uno / Figure Skater / Japan
21 AprilMikel Oyarzabal / Footballer / Spain
23 MaySam Timmins / Basketball Player / New Zealand
24 OctoberClaudia Fragapane / Gymnast / United Kingdom
26 JuneCallum Taylor / Cricketer / United Kingdom
31 MayInês Murta / Tennis Player / Portugal

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1997:

YearName / Profession / Country
12 AprilAlka Gupta / Actress / India
25 JanuaryJustice M. Fathima Beevi / Lawyer / India
09 MarchDarsheel Safary / Actor / India
30 JuneAvika Gor / Actress / India
14 MayManushi Chhillar / Model / India
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