1997

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
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Years: 1994 1995 199619971998 1999 2000

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

Births[change | edit source]

Deaths[change | edit source]

January – March[change | edit source]

Deng Xiaoping 1904–1997

April – June[change | edit source]

Allen Ginsberg 1926–1997

July – September[change | edit source]

Jeanne Calment 1875–1997

October – December[change | edit source]

Stephane Grappelli 1908–1997


Events[change | edit source]

January[change | edit source]

Kofi Annan becomes UN Secretary-General.

February[change | edit source]

March[change | edit source]

Korean Airlines Flight 801 crashes on Guam.

April[change | edit source]

May[change | edit source]

June[change | edit source]

July[change | edit source]

August[change | edit source]

September[change | edit source]

Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales on September 6, 1997

October[change | edit source]

November[change | edit source]

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

December[change | edit source]

Other significant events[change | edit source]

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

Nobel Prizes[change | edit source]

movies released[change | edit source]

New books[change | edit source]

Hit songs[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]