Events in year of 1997

  • 01-02Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Columbus OH on WBZX 99.7 FM
  • 01-03Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final "Today" show on NBC-TV
  • 01-03Eddo Brandes takes ODI hat-trick vs. England at Harare
  • 01-03Zimbabwe clean-sweep ODI series vs. England 3-0
  • 01-05"Juan Darien-Carnival Mass" closes at Vivian Beaumont, New York City
  • 01-05"Love Thy Neighbor, " closes at Booth Theater, New York City
  • 01-05"Show Boat, " closes at Gershwin Theater, New York City
  • 01-07Newt Gingrich, narrowly re-elected speaker of the House
  • 01-09Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital
  • 01-10"Rehersal, " closes at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • 01-101st Comet of 1997 Discovered: Comet 1997 A1
  • 01-104,000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight"
  • 01-10Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits
  • 01-10Right-winger Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as President of Nicaragua
  • 01-11Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis International
  • 01-11Telstar 401 Satellite Fails
  • 01-1217th United Negro College Fund raises
  • 01-12Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions
  • 01-12Chrysler-Plymouth LPGA Tournament of Champions
  • 01-12HAL became operational (2001: A Space Odyssey)
  • 01-12Ice skater Oksana Baiul injured slightly whiled driving intoxicated
  • 01-12Space Shuttle STS 81 (Atlantis 18), launches into space
  • 01-12Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships
  • 01-12Wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament Of Champions
  • 01-15Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman, Eugene Amosin the groin
  • 01-15Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station
  • 01-16Anthony Stuart takes ODI hat-trick, Aus vs. Pakistan, MCG
  • 01-17NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely / $25,000 for kicking cameraman
  • 01-1847th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 11-7 at San Jose Arena
  • 01-1954th Golden Globes: English Patient, Brenda Blethyn and Geoffrey Rush

People born in year of 1997

  • 02-11Michael Jackson, Jr.: Son of Michael Jackson
  • 11-19Alexis May McCaughey: Iowa, United States -- Septuplets (2)
  • 11-19Brandon James McCaughey: Iowa, United States -- Septuplets (5)
  • 11-19Joel Steven McCaughey: Iowa, United States -- Septuplets (7)
  • 11-19Kelsey Ann McCaughey: Iowa, United States -- Septuplets (4)
  • 11-19Kenneth Robert McCaughey: Iowa, United States -- Septuplets (1)
  • 11-19Natalie Sue McCaughey: Iowa, United States -- Septuplets (3)
  • 11-19Nathaniel Roy McCaughey: Iowa, United States -- Septuplets (6)

People died in year of 1997

  • 01-01Joan Rice: Actress (Payroll, Steel Key, Curtain Up), dies at 66
  • 01-01John Burgess: Rugby administrator, dies at 71
  • 01-01Townes Van Zandt: Musician, dies at 52
  • 01-02Jim Rodger: Sports writer, dies at 75
  • 01-02Randy California [Wolfe]: Rock guitarist, dies at 45
  • 01-03Burton Lane: Composer, dies at 84
  • 01-04Harry B Helmsley: Owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87
  • 01-05Andre Franquin: Cartoonist, dies at 72
  • 01-06Ian Peter Leslie Smith: Journalist, dies at 52
  • 01-06Litz Pisk: Movement teacher, dies at 87
  • 01-06Vince Williams: Actor (Hamp-Guiding Light), dies of cancer at 39
  • 01-07Desmond Flower: Publisher, dies at 89
  • 01-07Sandor Vegh: Violinist teacher / conductor, dies at 84
  • 01-08Carole Carr: Singer / actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies at 68
  • 01-08Jesse White: Actor (Maytag repairman), dies at 77
  • 01-08Joseph George Handy Hendleman: Musician, dies at 76
  • 01-08Melvin Calvin: Scientist, dies at 85
  • 01-08Phyllis Hartnoll: Writer / editor, dies at 90
  • 01-08Ronald William Eastman: Cinematogrpaher, dies at 60
  • 01-09Edward Osobka-Morawski: Prime Minister of Poland (1945-47)
  • 01-09Junaidu ibn Buhari: Scholar, dies at 90
  • 01-10Alvinio Misciano: Italian tenor, killed in a fall from a window
  • 01-10Elspeth Josceline Huxley: Writer, dies at 96
  • 01-10George Young: Footballer, dies at 74
  • 01-10Hilary Grover Barratt Brown: Conservationist, dies at 71
  • 01-11Duncan Wood: Television director / producer, dies at 71
  • 01-11Helen Foster Snow: Writer, dies at 89
  • 01-11Joshua William Steward: Polymath, dies at 83
  • 01-11Sheldon Leonard: Producer / director (Dick Van Dyke), dies at 89
  • 01-12Charles Huggins: Surgeon / medical researcher, dies at 95

Events in year of 1998

  • 01-01All California bars, clubs and card rooms must be smoke-free
  • 01-01Mongolia switches from a 46 hour to 40 hour work week
  • 01-01US Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733
  • 01-02Autopsy of Chris Farley shows he overdosed of opiates and cocaine
  • 01-03"Side Show, " closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 91 performances
  • 01-03Grandpa Jones suffers a stroke
  • 01-04"Funny Thing Happened, " closes at St. James NYC after 715 performances
  • 01-04"Ivanov, " closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 51 performances
  • 01-04"Triumph of Love, " closes at Royale Theater, New York City
  • 01-05Ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec and Ontario
  • 01-06Barry Switzer resigns as Dallas Cowboy coach
  • 01-06Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 01-08New York Giant GM George Young resigns to accept NFL position
  • 01-08Roseanne files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas
  • 01-08Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer
  • 01-08World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef sentenced to life
  • 01-09Anatoly Karpov defeats Viswanathan Anand to retain chess title
  • 01-09Anatoly Solovyov and Pavel Vinogradov spacewalk record 3 hours 8 minutes
  • 01-09Boston Red Sox Mo Vaughn pleads not guilty to drunken driving
  • 01-09Decapitated head of Danish Little Mermaid is returned
  • 01-09Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky best NHL player ever
  • 01-1018th United Negro College Fund raises (rebroadcasted Jan 17th)
  • 01-11"Proposals, " closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
  • 01-11AFC Championship: Denver Broncos beat Pitt Steelers 24-21
  • 01-11US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
  • 01-11US male Figure Skating championship won by
  • 01-13"Patti LaBelle On Broadway, " opens at St. James Theater, New York City
  • 01-13CBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years
  • 01-14100th episode of "Ellen, " airs
  • 01-14Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge

People born in year of 1998

  • 02-14Arpad Flynn Busson: NYC, New York -- Son of model Elle MacPherson
  • 02-16Mr Jefferson: Virginia, United States -- 1st cloned calf

People died in year of 1998

  • 01-01Helen Wills Moody Roark: Tennis ace (31 Grand Slams), dies at 92
  • 01-04John Gary: Singer, dies at 65
  • 01-05Georgi Sviridov: Composer, dies at 82
  • 01-05Sonny Bono: (Rep-R-Ca) / singer (Sonny & Cher), dies skiing at 62
  • 01-08Michael Tippett: Composer, dies at 93
  • 01-08Walter Diemer: Inventor (bubble gum 1928), dies of heart failure at 93
  • 01-09Kenichi Fukui: Japanese Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1981) dies at 79
  • 01-11Klaus Tennstedt: Conductor, dies at 71
  • 01-15Amos "Junior" Wells: Blues musician, dies at 63
  • 01-15Gulzarilal Nanda: Temporary Prime Minister of India (1964, 66)
  • 01-15Junior Wells: Blues harpist, dies at 63
  • 01-16David "Junior" Kimbrough: Blues musician, dies at 67
  • 01-16Peter Diamand: Artistic administrator, dies at 84
  • 01-17Emil Sitka: Actor (3 Stooges shorts), dies of a stroke at 82
  • 01-19Carl Perkins: Singer / songwriter, dies at 65
  • 01-20Zevulun Hammer: Vice Prime Minister of Israel
  • 01-23Hilla Limann: President of Ghana in (1979-81)
  • 01-24Jay Monahan: Husband of Katie Couric, dies of cancer at 42
  • 01-25Mohammad Yusuf Khan: Prime Minister of Afganistan in (1963-65)
  • 01-26S P Leary: Texan Blues drummer (Muddy Waters), dies at 67
  • 01-26Walter Edmonds: Writer (Drums Along the Mohawk), dies at 93
  • 01-30Ricky Sanderson: Stabbed 16-year old girl in NC, executed at 38
  • 02-03Karla Faye Tucker: Murderer, executed at 38
  • 02-05Tim Kelly: Guitarist, dies at 34
  • 02-06[Johann Hoelzel] Falco: Singer (Rock Me Amadeus), dies at 40
  • 02-06Carl Wilson: Rock vocalist (Beach Boy), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • 02-06Nazim al-Kudsi: Syrian Prime Minister (1949, 1950-51) / President (1961-63)
  • 02-07Carl Dean Wilson: Musician, dies at 51
  • 02-08William Lambert: Pulitzer prize-winning reporter, dies at 78
  • 02-10Buddy the Wonder Dog: Dog (Air Bud), dies of cancer at 9