1997 facts for kids

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

Births

  • February 13 - Prince Michael Jackson I, American actor, singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, record producer and voice actor
  • April 1Asa Butterfield, English actor
  • May 1 – Ariel Gade, American actress
  • September 8 – Matthew Josten, American actor
  • October 25 – Sven Wilpshaar, Unknown Dutchman
  • November 16 – Alex Polidori, Italian actress and younger sister of Gabriele Patriarca
  • November 19 – McCaughey septuplets, famous American set of septuplets

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

  • American PastoralPhilip Roth
  • Are You Experienced? – William Sutcliffe
  • Barney's Version – Mordecai Richler
  • The Best Laid PlansSidney Sheldon
  • The Bible Code – Michael Drosnin
  • Budgie: The Little HelicopterSarah Ferguson
  • Cat & Mouse – James Patterson
  • Cold Mountain – Charles Frazier
  • Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs – Dave Barry
  • Deja Dead – Kathy Reichs
  • Diana: Her True Story – Andrew Morton
  • Everyday Wicca – Gerina Dunwich
  • Fall On Your Knees – Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • The GhostDanielle Steel
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneJ. K. Rowling
  • Hornet's Nest – Patricia Cornwell
  • I Am the Most Interesting Book of All (translation) – Marie Bashkirtseff
  • Instruments of Darkness – Nancy Huston
  • JingoTerry Pratchett
  • Larry's PartyCarol Shields
  • Last Standing Woman – Winona LaDuke
  • Moab Is My WashpotStephen Fry (autobiography)
  • Morisson of Peking – Cyril Pearl
  • Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet – Karen Armstrong
  • Night TrainMartin Amis
  • The PartnerJohn Grisham
  • Pretend You Don't See Her – Mary Higgins Clark
  • The RanchDanielle Steel
  • The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
  • Special DeliveryDanielle Steel
  • The Subtle KnifePhilip Pullman
  • TimequakeKurt Vonnegut
  • Toulouse-Lautrec: The Soul of Montmartre – Reinhold Heller
  • Tuesdays With Morrie – Mitch Albom
  • Unnatural Exposure – Patricia Cornwell
  • A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson
  • A Wiccan's Guide to Prophecy and Divination – Gerina Dunwich

Hit songs


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