1997

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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, the 1997th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 997th year of the 2nd millennium, the 97th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1990s decade.

Births[change | change source]

Deaths[change | change source]

January – March[change | change source]

Deng Xiaoping 1904–1997

April – June[change | change source]

Allen Ginsberg 1926–1997

July – September[change | change source]

Robert Mitchum 1917-1997
Jeanne Calment 1875–1997

October – December[change | change source]

Stephane Grappelli 1908–1997

Events[change | change source]

January[change | change source]

Kofi Annan becomes UN Secretary-General.

February[change | change source]

March[change | change source]

Korean Airlines Flight 801 crashes on Guam.

April[change | change source]

May[change | change source]

June[change | change source]

July[change | change source]

August[change | change source]

September[change | change source]

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

October[change | change source]

November[change | change source]

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

December[change | change source]

Other significant events[change | change source]

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

Nobel Prizes[change | change source]

Movies Released[change | change source]

New books[change | change source]

Hit songs[change | change source]

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