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1997 Historical Event(s)
- January 19, 1997 – Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
- January 23, 1997 – Antonis Daglis, a 23-year-old Greek truck driver is sentenced to thirteen consecutive life sentences, plus 25 years for the serial slayings of three women and the attempted murder of six others.
- February 7, 1997 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Ox in Chinese astrology.
- March 3, 1997 – The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.
- June 25, 1997 – An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir.
- July 23, 1997 – Digital Equipment Company files antitrust charges against chipmaker Intel.
- September 11, 1997 – 14 Estonian soldiers die in the Kurkse tragedy, drowning in the Baltic Sea
- October 12, 1997 – Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria; 43 killed at a fake roadblock.
- November 22, 1997 – In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.
- December 22, 1997 – Acteal massacre: Attendees at a prayer meeting of Roman Catholic activists for indigenous causes in the small village of Acteal in the Mexican state of Chiapas are massacred by paramilitary forces.
Who Were Born On 1997?
- January 17, 1997 – Jack Vidgen, Australian singer who won the Australia’s Got Talent in 2011.
- March 18, 1997 – Ciara Bravo, American actress
- May 27, 1997 – Danny McKinnon, Canadian actor
- June 18, 1997 – Max Records, American Actor
- August 5, 1997 – Adam Irigoyen, American actor
- August 16, 1997 – Greyson Chance, American singer
- September 19, 1997 – Zac Alatabi, Savior of all Man Kind
- October 27, 1997 – Eden Taylor-Draper, English actress
- November 6, 1997 – Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, English actor
- November 28, 1997 – Thor Salden, Belgian singer