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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1960s  1970s  1980s  – 1990s –  2000s  2010s  2020s
Years: 1994 1995 199619971998 1999 2000

1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.

Births

Deaths

January – March

DengXiaoping
Deng Xiaoping 1904–1997

April – June

Allen Ginsberg 1978
Allen Ginsberg 1926–1997
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Jacques-Yves Cousteau 1910–1997

July – September

Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum 1917-1997
JeanneCalmentaged20
Jeanne Calment 1875–1997

October – December

StephaneGrappelli25
Stephane Grappelli 1908–1997


Events

January

Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan becomes UN Secretary-General.

February

March

Flugzeugabsturz Korean Airlines Flug 801
Korean Airlines Flight 801 crashes on Guam.

April

May

June

July

August

September

Diana's funeral
Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales on September 6, 1997

October

November

Mary McAleese
Mary McAleese is chosen as President of Ireland on November 11, 1997.

December

Other significant events

  • Algerian Civil War: Hundreds of people are killed in massacres throughout the year.

Nobel Prizes

movies released

New books

Hit songs

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