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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1997 AD


January 1: Rose Bowl, Ohio State Buckeyes beat Arizona State Sun Devils 20 - 17
January 2: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Columbus, Ohio on WBZX 99.7 FM
January 3: Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final Today show on NBC-TV
January 3: Eddo Brandes takes ODI hat-trick vs. England at Harare
January 3: Zimbabwe clean-sweep ODI series vs. England 3-0
January 5: "Juan Darien-Carnival Mass" closes at Vivian Beaumont New York City
January 5: "Love Thy Neighbor," closes at Booth Theater New York City
January 5: "Show Boat," closes at Gershwin Theater New York City
January 6: "It's a Slippery Slope," closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City
January 7: Newt Gingrich, narrowly re-elected speaker of the House
January 9: Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital
January 10: 1st Comet of 1997 Discovered: Comet 1997 A1
January 10: 4,000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight"
January 10: Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits
January 10: Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map
January 10: "Rehersal," closes at Criterion Theater New York City
January 10: Right-winger Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as president of Nicaragua
January 11: 23rd People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby wins
January 11: Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis International
January 11: Telstar 401 Satellite Fails
January 12: Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions
January 12: HAL became operational (2001: A Space Odyssey)
January 12: Ice skater Oksana Baiul injured slightly whiled driving intoxicated
January 12: Space Shuttle STS-81 (Atlantis 18), launches into space
January 12: Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships
January 15: Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman, Eugene Amosin the groin
January 15: Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station
January 16: Anthony Stuart takes ODI hat-trick, Aus vs. Pakistan, MCG
January 17: NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely/$25,000 for kicking cameraman
January 18: 47th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 11-7 at San Jose Arena
January 19: 54th Golden Globes: English Patient, Brenda Blethyn and Geoffrey Rush
January 19: Cerebral Palsy telethon
January 19: Michelle McGann wins LPGA Healthsouth Inaugural
January 20: Comet Hale-Bopp crosses Mars' orbit
January 20: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans, Louisiana on KKND 106.7 FM
January 20: Pakistan defeat West Indies 2-0 to win Australia one-day Series
January 22: Space Shuttle Atlantis Returns to Earth, Successful
January 25: 71st Australian Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beat Mary Pierce (62 62)
January 26: 85th Australian Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Carlos Moya (62 63 63)
January 26: Brunswick World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by John Gant
January 26: "Ideal Husband" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 308 performances
January 26: Super Bowl XXXI, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Green Bay Packers beat New England Patriots 35-21
January 27: 24th American Music Award: Toni Braxton and Alanis Morissette win
January 27: "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus," opens at Gershwin New York City
January 30: Minuteman III launches


February 2: Mark O'Meara wins Pebble Beach National Golf Pro-am
February 2: "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" closes at Gershwin New York City
February 2: NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-23 (OT)
February 2: Royal Caribbean Senior Golf Classic
February 3: Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Ithaca New York
February 3: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Detroit, Michigan on WKRK 97.1 FM
February 4: 73 Israelis die when army copters collide
February 4: Mario LeMieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals
February 4: O.J. Simpson found libel in murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Simpson
February 4: Secretary of State Margaret Albright announces she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish
February 5: 3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund
February 5: Brook Lee, Hawaii, crowned 46th Miss USA (en route to Miss Universe)
February 6: Diane Blood, 32, in England, won right to use her dead husbands sperm
February 7: U.S. and Russia announce summit set for Helsinki, March 20-21
February 9: 11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds
February 9: 47th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-120 at Cleveland
February 9: Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Diet Dr. Pepper National Pro-Am
February 9: LG Senior Golf Championship
February 9: Mark O'Meara wins Buick golf invitational
February 9: Palm Beach National LPGA Pro-Am
February 9: Scotty Bowman, is 1st NHL coach to win 1,000 games
February 10: 13th Soap Opera Digest Awards
February 10: 5th annual ESPY Awards presented
February 10: Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach to Earth (1.9245 AU)
February 10: Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991
February 10: O. J. Simpson jury reaches decision on $25M in punitive damages
February 10: Soyuz TM-25 launches to the MIR
February 11: Bill Parcells becomes head coach of New York Jets
February 11: STS-82 (Discovery 22) launches
February 12: Fred Goldman says he will settle for a signed murder confession from O. J. Simpson in lieu of his $20.5 million judgement
February 13: Discovery captures Hubble Space Telescope
February 13: "Three Sisters," opens at Criterion Theater New York City
February 15: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Tara Lipinski
February 15: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldridge
February 16: At age 25, Jeff Gordon is youngest winner in Daytona 500 history
February 16: GTE Suncoast Senior Golf Classic
February 16: Paul Stankowski wins Hawaiian Golf Open
February 16: Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Los Angeles Women's Championship
February 17: Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Pasadena California
February 17: Weekly Standard shows evidence Larry Flint sex abused his daughter
February 19: FCC makes available 311 for non-emergency calls and 711 for hearing or speech-impaired emergency calls
February 20: San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract
February 20: "Stanley" opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City
February 21: "Empire Strikes Back, special edition," premieres
February 21: STS-82 (Discovery 22) lands
February 22: Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open
February 23: Ali Abu Kamal opens fire in Empire State Building and kills 1
February 23: American Express Senior Golf Invitational
February 23: Jeff Sluman wins Tucson Golf Classic
February 23: NBC TV shows "Schindler's List," completely uncensored, 65 million watch
February 23: Scientists in Scotland announced they succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named "Dolly"
February 23: Tucson Chrysler Golf Classic
February 24: Deng Xiaoping, leader of China, cremated (died Feb 19th)
February 24: South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp
February 26: 39th Grammy Awards: Change the World Babyface, Beck and LeAnn Rimes wins
February 27: "Last Night of Ballyhoo" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City
February 27: Singer Sade (Helen Folasade), arrest in Jamaica for disobeying a cop
February 28: Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45
February 28: FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia
February 28: Smokers must prove they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in US


March 1: 5th annual ESPY Awards shown on TV
March 1: "Mandy Patinkin in Concert," opens at Lyceum Theater New York City
March 2: Gail Graham wins LPGA Alpine Australian Ladies Masters
March 2: Nick Faldo wins Nissan Golf Open
March 2: Saudi Arab billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal aquires 5% of Apple Computer
March 2: Soyuz TM-24 returns to Earth (Russia)
March 3: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fayetteville, North Carolina on WRCQ 103.5 FM
March 4: Brazil Senate allows women to wear slacks
March 4: Comet Hale-Bopp directly above the Sun (1.04 AU)
March 4: President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research
March 4: Zeya Start-1 launched (Russia)
March 5: Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox and Willie Wells for Hall of Fame
March 7: 11th Soul Train Music Awards
March 7: 5 sue Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto, because his smoking has violated the country's constitution guaranteeing a wholesome life
March 7: Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome and Stockholm are finalists for 2004 Olympics site
March 9: Senior Golf Slam
March 9: Steve Elkington wins Doral-Ryder Golf Open
March 11: 3rd Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
March 11: Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space
March 11: Beatle Paul McCartney knighted Sir Paul by the Queen
March 11: San Francisco Giant J. T. Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch
March 14: 68 year old Gordie Howe signs AHL contract with Syracuse Crunch
March 14: Iranian military plane crashes, killing 80
March 14: Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson wins 67th James E. Sullivan Award
March 14: President Clinton trips and tears up his knee requiring surgery
March 15: Pitts Penguins' Joe Mullen, is 1st American to score 500 NHL goals
March 16: Donna Andrews wins LPGA Welch's/Circle K Championship
March 16: New Jersey Devils' Dave Andreychuk is 26th NHL to score 500 goals
March 16: Stuart Appleby wins Honda Golf Classic
March 16: Toshiba Senior Golf Classic
March 17: CNN begins spanish broadcasts
March 18: Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die
March 19: Ice Pairs won by Mandy Woetzel and Ingo Steuer (GER)
March 19: Major League Baseball announces 5 year, $50M deal with Pepsi
March 19: Supreme Court hears Internet indecency arguments
March 20: Liggett admits cigarettes are addictive
March 20: Mens Figure Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)
March 20: "Play On!," opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City for 61 performances
March 21: Ice Dance won by Oksana Grishuk and Evgeny Platov (Rus)
March 21: Wrestlemania XIII
March 22: Comet Hale-Bopp Closest Approach to Earth (1.315 AU)
March 22: Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Tara Lipinski (USA)
March 22: "Sunset Boulevard," closes at Minskoff New York City after 977 performances
March 23: 17th Golden Raspberry Awards: Striptease wins
March 23: Betsy King wins LPGA Standard Register PING
March 23: Liberty Legends of Senior Golf
March 23: "Mandy Patinkin in Concert," closes at Lyceum Theater New York City
March 23: Phil Mickelson wins Bay Hill Golf Invitiational
March 23: Wrestlemania XIII in Chicago, Undertaker beats Psycho Sid for title
March 24: 69th Academy Awards - Oscar Ceremony Billy Crystal hosts, The English Patient wins Best Picture, Geoffrey Rush and Frances McDormand win lead acting awards
March 24: Australian parliament overturns world's 1st and only euthanasia law
March 25: "Barrymore," opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 240 performances
March 25: Indians trade Lofton and Embree to Braves for Grissom and Justice
March 26: "Annie," opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City
March 26: NHL announce Might Ducks and Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 in Japan
March 27: 39 cult memebers in California commit mass suicide (Hale-Bopp)
March 27: Martin Luther King's son meets with James Earl Ray
March 27: "Young Man From Atlanta," opens at Longacre New York City for 85 performances
March 28: "City" soap opera's final episode on ABC-TV
March 29: 1st game at Turner Field Atlanta, Braves beats Yankees 2-0 (exhibition)
March 29: Actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Lisa Rinna
March 29: PBA National Championship Won by Rick Steelsmith
March 30: 16th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion: Tennessee beats Old Dominion 68-59
March 30: 26th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King
March 30: Southwestern Bell Dominion Senior Golf
March 30: Steve Elkington wins Golf's Players Championship
March 31: 59th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Ariz beats Kentucky 84-79 (OT)
March 31: "Daytime to Remember" a series showing old soaps premieres on ABC-TV
March 31: Pioneer 10, ends its mission


April 1: 69 year old Gordie Howe begins playing AHL game with Syracuse Crunch
April 1: Comet Hale-Bopp Perihelion (0.914 AU)
April 2: "Doll's House," opens at Belasco Theater New York City
April 3: "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical," opens at Royale New York City for 109 performance
April 4: Anaheim Ducks clinch their 1st-ever playoff berth
April 4: Braves officially open Turner Field against Cubs
April 4: DMSP Titan 2 launched
April 4: STS-83, Columbia 22, launches
April 5: Galileo, 3rd Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 7)
April 6: "3 Sisters" closes at Criterion Theater New York City
April 6: 9th Seniors Golf Tradition: Gil Morgan wins
April 6: Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Longs Drugs Challenge
April 6: Brad Faxon wins Freeport-McDermott Golf Classic
April 6: Progress M-34 Launch (Russia)
April 6: Twelve Bridges LPGA Classic
April 7: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft. Myers, Florida on WRXK 96.1 FM
April 8: Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0
April 8: STS-83, Columbia 22, lands
April 9: Major League Soccer announces Miami and Chicago expansion
April 9: NFL announces it will give $3M to CFL and possible "World Classic Bowl"
April 13: 48th time opposing pitchers hit home runs, Carlos Perez (Mon)/Darren Holmes
April 13: 61st Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods at 21 (270 18 under par)
April 13: "American Daughter" opens at Cort Theater New York City for 88 performances
April 13: Hartford Whalers last NHL game
April 13: NHL Pittsburgh Penguin Mario Lemieux's last NHL regular game
April 13: Travis Fryman homers off R Hernandez in both games of double header 1st time since 1961 that 2 doubleheaders are played in the same city Giants vs Mets and Oakland A's vs Yankees in NY
April 15: America On Line, begins service in Japan
April 15: Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all teams
April 15: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charlotte North Carolina on WXRC 95.7 FM
April 16: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Minneapolis/St. Paul on WRQC 100.3 FM
April 17: John Bell, 115, recieves new pacemaker
April 17: New Jersey Devil Martin Brodeur is 2nd NHL goalie to score in a playoff game
April 19: Renee Slaughter, crowned 14th Miss Hawaiian Tropic International
April 19: San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals play at Aloha Stadium Hawaii
April 20: 1st baseball game in Hawaii, Cards beat Padres in doubleheader
April 20: 27th Easter Seal Telethon raises $47,392,682
April 20: 58th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Hale Irwin
April 20: Cubs beat New York Mets ending NL worst opening, lost 14 straight games
April 20: "Gin Game," opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 144 performances
April 20: Karrie Webb wins LPGA Susan G Komen International
April 20: Mark McGwire, is 4th to home run on Detroit Tiger left field roof (others are Frank Howard, Harmon Killibrew, and Cecil Fielder)
April 20: Myrtle Beach LPGA Classic
April 20: Nick Price wins golf MCI Classic
April 20: PGA Seniors Championship
April 20: "Present Laughter," closes at Walter Kerr Theater New York City
April 21: 101st Boston Marathon won by Lameck Aguta of Kenya in 2:10:34
April 21: 26th Boston Women's Marathon won by Fatuma Roba of Ethopia in 2:26:23
April 21: Ashes of Timothy Leary and Gene Roddenberry launched into orbit
April 23: 32nd Academy of Country Music Awards: LeAnn Rines and Brooks and Dunn
April 23: "Titanic," opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City
April 24: "Steel Peer," opens at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City for 76 performances
April 25: Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey, Jr. hits his 250th home run
April 26: "Life," opens at Barrymore Theater New York City
April 27: Frank Nobilo wins Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic at Forest Oaks
April 27: Las Vegas Senior Golf Classic by TruGreen-ChemLawn
April 27: "Little Foxes," opens at Vivian Beaumont New York City for 56 performances
April 27: Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Championship
April 27: "Stanley," closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City
April 28: "Jekyll and Hyde" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City
April 29: "Candide," opens at Gershwin Theater New York City for 103 performances
April 29: Kansas City Royal Chili Davis is 75th to hit 300 home runs
April 30: 42 million watch "Ellen" admit she is gay
April 30: Atlanta Braves win record 19 games in April
April 30: Big Ben stops at 12:11 PM for 54 minutes
April 30: "London Assurance," opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 72 performances
April 30: President Clinton's daughter Chelsea chooses to attend Stanford College
April 30: Tajik President Imomali Rakhmonov wounded in assassination attempt
April 30: Tino Martinez hits record 34 RBIs in April05270801


May 1: Toni Blair elected Prime Minister of U.K.
May 2: Donald Trump and Marla Maples announce they are separating
May 2: Mercury Mail announces its 1 millionth internet subscriber
May 2: Republic of Texas security chief Robert Scheidt surrenders
May 3: 123rd Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 2:02.3
May 3: ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jason Queen
May 3: Garry Kasparov begins chess match with IBM supercomputer Deep Blue
May 4: Bruno's Memorial Senior Golf Classic
May 4: Phil Blackmar wins 50th Houston golf Open
May 4: Sprint Titleholders LPGA Championship
May 4: Tammie Green wins LPGA Sprint Titlehoders Championship
May 5: Iridium-1 Delta 2 Launch, Successful
May 5: "Married With Children" final episode on Fox TV
May 6: Michael Jackson and Bee Gees inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
May 6: NHL Hartford Whalers become Carolina Hurricanes
May 6: Rick Pitino becomes coach of Boston Celtics
May 7: Expos scores 13 in 6th at Giants
May 7: Galileo, 4th Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 8)
May 8: Tea Leoni and David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village
May 9: 1st U.S. ambassador since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam
May 9: San Diego Padres retire #35 worn by pitcher Randy Jones
May 10: Chicago Cubs turn baseballs 68th triple play (vs San Francisco Giants)
May 11: New York Mets C. Everett and Butch Huskey are 9th to hit consecutive pinch home runs
May 11: Paine Webber Senior Golf Invitational
May 11: "Play On!" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City after 61 performances
May 11: Sara Lee LPGA Classic
May 11: Scott McCarron wins Bellsouth Golf Classic
May 11: Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Sara Lee Classic
May 12: 14 North Koreans defect to South Korea
May 12: Angels scores 13 in 7th vs White Sox
May 12: Russia and Chechnya sign peace deal after 400 years of conflict
May 12: Susie Maroney, 22, of Australia, is 1st to swim from Cuba to Florida
May 12: Tornado narrowly misses downtown Miami
May 13: Eddie Murray is 6th baseball player to play in 3,000 games
May 14: Baseball's Executive Council suspends New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner
May 15: ABC News and Starwave Corp launch ABCNEWS.com
May 15: STS-84 (Atlantis 19), launches, 6th Shuttle-Mir Mission
May 16: Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis Cardinals, 1-0 in 13 innings
May 16: Brandi Sherwood, (Idaho) replaces Brook Lee (Miss Universe) as Miss USA
May 16: Brook Mehealani Lee, 26, of U.S. crowned 46th Miss Universe
May 16: Expos trailing San Francisco Giants by 9 runs comeback to win 14-13
May 16: St. Louis Cardinals Gary Gaetti records his 2,000th hits
May 17: 123rd Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 1:54
May 17: Sylvester Stallone weds Jennifer Flavin in London
May 17: WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Jo Shiery-Odom
May 18: 43rd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Chris Johnson
May 18: Cadillac NFL Senior Golf Classic
May 18: "King David," opens at New Amsterdam Theater New York City
May 18: Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic
May 20: Cosmos Zenit-2 Launch (Russia), Failed
May 20: Thor-2A Delta 2 Launch (Norway/USA), Successful
May 20: White Sox Frank Thomas reaches base safely for 15th straight time
May 21: Emmy 24th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 17th time
May 23: "King David," closes at New Amsterdam Theater New York City
May 23: Mel Karmazin replaces Peter Lund as CEO of CBS TV
May 24: STS-84 (Atlantis 19), lands
May 24: Telstar-5 Proton Launch, Successful
May 25: Bell Atlantic Senior Golf Classic
May 25: David Frost wins Golf's Colonial Final in Ft. Worth Texas
May 25: Indianapolis 500 race
May 25: Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform number
May 25: Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Classic
May 25: Todd and Mel Stottlemyre become 1st father and son to win 100 games
May 26: Sammy Sosa (Cubs) and Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park home runs
May 27: 1st all female (20 British women) team reaches North Pole
May 27: Arie Luyendyk wins his 2nd Indianapolis 500
May 27: Judge finds Pamela Lee not guilty of breaking a contract
May 27: Major league revenue sharing begins, New York Yankees pay out most $28M
May 27: Marv Albert pleads innocent to charges of sexually assault
May 27: Russian President Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO
May 28: Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis
May 28: Linda Finch completes Amelia Earhart attempted around-the-world flight
May 28: Tornado in Jarrell Texas kills at least 28
May 28: Wallace Berg, 42, is 4th American to scale Mount Everest for 3rd time
May 29: 70th National Spelling Bee: Rebecca Sealfon wins spelling euonym
May 29: Span scientists announce new human species in 780,000 year old fossil
May 30: Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, set afire by 12 year old grandson
May 30: Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs
May 31: Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race
May 31: "Once Upon a Matress," closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 187 perf


June 1: 10th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $5,400,186
June 1: 1st New York Women Film Festival opens
June 1: 51st Tony Awards: Titanic and Last Night of Ballyhoo win
June 1: Ameritech Senior Golf Open
June 1: Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Michelob Light Classic
June 1: Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race
June 1: Heartland LPGA Classic
June 1: Los Angeles Dodger Wilton Guerrero's bat breaks, revealing it is corked
June 1: Vijay Singh wins Golf Memorial at Muirfield Village CC, 14 under par
June 2: Albert Belle's Chicago White Sox tying 27-game hitting streak ends
June 2: Liberals beat Conservatives in France
June 2: Timothy McVeigh found guilty of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, killing 168
June 7: 129th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Touch Gold wins in 2:28.8
June 7: 67th French Womens Tennis: Iva Majoli beats Martina Hingis (64 62)
June 7: Cosmos 2344 Proton-K Launch (Russia), Failed
June 7: Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep the Philadelphia Flyers
June 8: 67th French Mens Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten beats S Bruguera (63 64 62)
June 8: BellSouth Senior Golf Classic at Opryland
June 8: Justin Leonard wins golf's Kemper Open at TPC at Avenel
June 8: Pat Hurst wins LPGA Oldsmobile Classic
June 8: "Young Man From Atlanta" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 85 performances
June 9: British lease on New Territories in Hong Kong expires
June 9: Detroit Tigers bat out of order against Oakland A's in 1st inning
June 10: Feng Yun-2B Long March 3 Launch (China), Successful
June 10: Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits San Francisco Giants 9-0
June 12: 1st ever baseball inter-league game San Francisco Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3
June 12: MTV Movie Awards
June 13: 51st NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4, games to 2
June 13: Jurors in Oklahoma City bombing trial sentence Timothy McVeigh to death
June 13: Red Wings Vladimir Konstantinov and Slava Fetisov hurt in car crash
June 15: 97th U.S. Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 276 Congressional CC Bethesda Md
June 15: British model Naomi Campbell, hospitalized on drug overdose
June 15: Danielle Ammaccapane wins Edina Realty LPGA Classic
June 15: Du Mauier Senior Golf Champions
June 15: "Little Foxes," closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City after 56 performances
June 16: 31st Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson and LeAnn Rimes
June 17: NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 and Minneapolis-St. Paul and Columbus, Ohio in 2000
June 19: "Forever Tango!," opens at Walter Kerr Theater New York City
June 20: Negotiators announce agreement in principle with tobacco industry
June 21: 35th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st
June 21: "Defending the Caveman," closes at Helen Hayes New York City after 671 performances
June 21: Women's National Basketball Association begins as New York Liberty beats LA Sparks
June 22: Ernie Els wins golf's Buick Classic
June 22: Nationwide Senior Golf Championship
June 22: Penny Hammel wins LPGA Rochester International
June 22: World Bowl: Barcelona Dragon beat Rhein Fire, 38-24
June 23: Dow Jones drops 192.25 pts
June 24: 4-1, Mark McGwire his a 538 foot home run
June 24: Melissa Drexler, 18, charged with killing her baby during her prom
June 24: Seat Mariner Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Oakland A's but loses
June 25: Christies auctions off Princess Di's clothing for $5.5 million
June 25: Galileo, 2nd Callisto Flyby, Orbit 9
June 25: Intelsat 802 Ariane 4 Launch, Successful
June 25: J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game
June 25: Jamaica issues a warrant for singer Sade, who fails to report to court on charges of failure to obey a cop who signaled her to stop
June 25: NHL approves franchises in Nash, Atlanta, Columbus, and Minn-St. Paul
June 25: Progress M-34 Collides with and damages Mir Space Station
June 26: Galileo, Ganymede Observations, Orbit 9
June 26: Supreme Court strikes down Internet indecency law
June 26: Supreme Court upholds doctor-assisted suicide ban
June 28: "Master Class," closes at Golden Theater New York City after 601 performances
June 28: "Steel Peer," closes at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City after 76 performances
June 28: TV evangelist Robert Schuller attacks a flight attendant
June 29: 18th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Graham Marsh
June 29: "American Daughter" closes at Cort Theater New York City after 88 performances
June 29: Greg Norman wins PGA St. Jude Classic
June 29: "London Assurance" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 72 performances
June 29: Michelle McGann wins ShopRite LPGA Classic
June 29: Progress M-35 Soyuz Launch (Russia)
June 29: Tyrenda Williams, 18, of Alabama, crowned 40th America's Junior Miss
June 30: Leap Second to synchronize atomic clocks


July 1: Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson for biting Holyfield
July 1: STS-94 (Columbia 23) launches into orbit
July 1: U.K. returns Hong Kong to China
July 3: Mississippi becomes 1st state to settle tobacco suit
July 4: U.S. space probe Pathfinder lands on Ares Vallis Mars
July 5: 104th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Jana Novotna
July 5: New York Yankees withdraw Kenny Rogers and Mariano Duncon deal for SD Padre
July 6: 111th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats C Pioline (64 62 64)
July 6: "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical," closes at Royale New York City after 109 performances
July 6: Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Classic
July 6: Montreal Expos retire Andre Dawson's uniform #10
July 6: Wimbledon Women's Doubles Gigi Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva beat Nicole Arendt and Manon Bollegraf
July 7: Tiger Woods wins golf's Western Open
July 7: Tower Minnesota temps dip to 24 degrees F
July 8: 68th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Jacobs Field, Cleveland
July 8: NATO invites Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic to join
July 9: Baseball's triple A Anerican Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband
July 9: Mike Tyson is banned from boxing, for biting Holyfield's ear
July 10: Hideki Irabu makes his debut as a New York Yankee, he beats Tigers 10-3
July 10: Louise Woodward's trial begins in Massachusetts, Nanny murder trial
July 10: RJR Nabisco announces it will replace Joe Camel in new ads
July 12: Pirates Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon no-hit Astros 3-0 in 10 inn
July 13: 15th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Larry Gilbert
July 13: 52nd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Alison Nicholas
July 13: David Toms wins Quad City Golf Classic at 265
July 13: Ford Senior Players Golf Championship
July 13: Indonesian ferry sinks, killing at least 77
July 14: Bomb in Algiers kills 21 and wounds 40
July 16: Jerold Mackenzie awarded $266M for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harrassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co worker
July 17: STS-94 (Columbia 23), lands
July 20: 126th British Golf Open: Billy Ray Brown shoots a 271 at Royal Troon
July 20: American Justin Leonard wins the British Open shooting at 272
July 20: Burnet Senior Golf Classic
July 20: Michele Redman wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Classic
July 21: New York Yankee Mike Whiton held in Milwaukee on charges of sexual assault
July 22: Fire breaks out at Palais de Chaillot in Paris
July 23: Dallas TV Station KXAS settle with Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin and Erik Williams for reporting false sex assault allegations against them
July 25: Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby
July 25: Carroll O'Connor found not guilty of slandering Harry Perzigian
July 25: Howard Stern is fired from radio station, KEGL Dallas, Texas
July 25: Quarterback Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs
July 25: Rocker Rick Danko gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling
July 25: Vincent "The Chin" Gigante found guilty of racketeering in New York City
July 27: "Candide," closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 103 performances
July 27: Detroit Tigers retire pitching great Hal Newhouser's #16
July 27: Franklin Quest Senior Golf Championship
July 27: Stewart Cink wins golfs Greater Hartford Open (267)
July 27: Tammie Green wins Giant Eagle LPGA Classic
July 27: "Victor/Victoria" closes at Marquis Theater New York City after 738 performances
July 28: Mark Messier signs with Vancouver Canucks
July 28: Peter Graf, father of Steffi, enters German jail for tax evasion
July 29: U.S. Senior Golf Open ends at Olympia Fields Golf Club Illinois
July 30: Terrorist double suicide bombing in Jerusalem, kills 14
July 31: A's trade Mark McGwire to St. Louis Cardinals07940601


August 3: 25th du Maurier Golf Classic: Colleen Walker wins
August 3: BankBoston Senior Golf Classic
August 3: Garth Brooks performs a free concert in Central Park New York for HBO
August 3: Phil Mickelson wins golf's Sprint International
August 4: "Keenan Ivory Wayan Show," premieres on Fox TV
August 5: Korean Air 747 with 331 aboard crashes in Guam, 29 survive
August 5: Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of world trade center bombing goes on trial
August 5: Soyuz TM-26 crew of Anatoly Solovyov and Pavel Vinogradov, launched
August 6: Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in Apple Computer Inc
August 6: NHL Nashville, Tennessee names Barry Trotz as its 1st coach
August 7: STS-85, Discovery 23, launches into orbit
August 7: Ung Huot appointed Cambodia's 1st premier
August 8: Mariners Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Chicago White Sox
August 9: Security guard Abner Louima, attacked by New York City police
August 9: Yankees break Minnesota Twins Brad Radke's string of 12 straight wins
August 10: 36th Walker Cup: U.S., 18-6
August 10: Anaheim Angels Tony Phillips arrested for purchasing cocaine
August 10: Atlanta Braves sign Greg Maddux to record 5 year, $575 Million deal
August 10: Deb Richard wins LPGA Friendly's Classic
August 10: Northville Long Island Senior Golf Classic
August 10: Vijay Singh of Fiji wins Buick Open at the Warwick Hills Golf
August 11: Benin legalizes Jan 10th as a voodoo holiday
August 13: Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the New York Yankees
August 13: San Diego Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels
August 14: "1776," opens at Criterion Theater New York City
August 14: Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh formally sentenced to death
August 14: Karrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Open
August 14: Oklahoma Court of Appeals upholds death sentence of Timothy McVeigh
August 14: Soyuz TM-25 lands
August 15: Dan Wilson hits Seattle Mariners 3,000th home run
August 15: Dow Jones drops 247.37 pts
August 15: Los Angeles Dodgers retire Tommy Lasorda's #2
August 16: For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia)
August 17: 79th PGA Championship: Davis Love III shoots a 269 at Winged Foot GC
August 17: First of America Senior Golf Classic
August 17: Macy's Tap-o-mania
August 17: Weetabix Women's British LPGA Open
August 19: New York Yankee 3rd baseman Wade Boggs pitches a scoreless inning vs Anaheim
August 19: STS-85 (Discovery 23) lands
August 20: Shelly Moore, 18, of Tennessee, crowned 15th Miss Teen USA
August 21: Typhoon Winnie kills 140, injures 3,000 in East China
August 21: U.S. government forces closure of Hudson Foods due to E Coli break out
August 24: 97th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Joel Kribel
August 24: Colleen Wakjer wins Star Bank LPGA Classic
August 24: Greg Norman wins World Series of Golf shooting 273
August 24: Mark Calcavecchia wins Greater Vancouver Golf Open shooting 265
August 24: Saint Luke's Senior Golf Classic
August 28: 32nd Ryder Cup: at Sotogrande Spain
August 28: Belgian amusement park riders were stuck upside down for 90 minutes
August 30: 1st WNBA Championshion: Houston Comets beat New York Liberty
August 30: Greg Rudaski is 1st to serve (2) 141 MPH serves in a match (U.S. Open)
August 31: Don Mattingly's #23 is retired by New York Yankees
August 31: "Gin Game," closes at Lyceum Theater New York City after 144 performances
August 31: Pittsburgh Senior Golf Classic
August 31: Scott Hoch wins Greater Milwaukee Golf Open with a 26807721201


September 1: Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan
September 1: Cindy Figg-Currier wins LPGA State Farm Rail Classic
September 1: "Doll's House," closes at Belasco Theater
September 1: Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000
September 2: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Montreal, Canada on CHOM 97.7 FM
September 2: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toronto, Canada on CILQ 107.1 FM
September 4: 14th MTV Awards
September 4: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Louisville, Kentucky on WTFX 100.5 FM
September 5: Athen's Greece selected for 2004 Olympics
September 5: Larry King weds Shawn Southwick
September 5: Orioles beat Yankes 13-9 in longest 9 inning game
September 6: Princess Diana's funeral
September 6: Women's championship at U.S. Tennis Open
September 7: 111th U.S. Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Venus Williams (60 64)
September 7: 117th U.S. Mens Tennis: Patrick Rafter beats Greg Rusedski (63 62 46 75)
September 7: Boone Valley Senior Golf Classic
September 7: Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
September 7: Karrie Webb wins Safeway LPGA Golf Championship
September 7: Men's championship at U.S. Tennis Open
September 7: Steve Jones wins Canadian Golf Open with a 275
September 9: Sinn Fein accepts Mitchell Principles on para-military disarmamen
September 10: Discovery buys Travel Channel for $20 million
September 10: Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
September 10: Mark McGwire joins Babe as only players to hit 50 home runs in 2 consec yrs
September 12: New York Met John Olerud hits for the cycle
September 13: Carolina Hurricane's 1st exhibition game beat New York Islanders 4-1
September 13: Katherine Shindle (Ill), 24, crowned 71st Miss America 1998
September 14: 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
September 14: Bank One Senior Golf Classic
September 14: Chicago Whites Sox retire Carlton Fisk's number, 72
September 14: Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Classic
September 14: Loren Roberts wins CVS Charity Golf Classic with a 266
September 15: Edison International purchases Anaheim Stadium naming rights for $50M
September 15: Oprah Winfrey announces she will continue her show through 2000
September 16: ABL MVP Nikki McCray signs with WNBA
September 16: Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO
September 16: Mark McGwire signs with the St. Louis Cardinals for $26M
September 17: Dr. Sam Sheppard's body (Fugitive) is exhumed for DNA test
September 18: Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame
September 18: Ted Turner gives $1 billion to the United Nations
September 20: Yankees clinch 37th appearance in post season, 3rd consecutive
September 21: Brickyard Crossing Senior Golf Championhsip
September 21: Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA PING Welch's Championship
September 21: Mike Piazza is 2nd to hit a home run out of Dodger Stadium
September 21: New York Yankee Cecil Fielder hits his 300th home run
September 21: Tim Herron wins Texas Golf Open shooting a 271
September 22: Elton John releases Diana tribute 'Candle in the Wind 1997'
September 23: Seattle Mariners break record for most home runs in a year (258)
September 24: Drug kingpin Ramon Arellano Felix placed on FBI's 10 most-wanted
September 25: Britain's Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (714 mph)
September 25: "ER" is performed live on TV
September 25: STS-86 (Atlantis 20) launches into orbit
September 25: WNBA announces it will add Detroit and Washington D.C. franchises
September 26: Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey, Jr. hits his 56th home run of 1997
September 28: 32nd Ryder Cup: at Sotogrande Spain
September 28: Emerald Coast Senior Golf Classic
September 28: Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting
September 28: St. Louis Card Mark McGwire hits his 58th home run of 1997 (34 with Oak A's)
September 28: Wendy Ward wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Classic
September 29: Jury selection in Terry Nichols Oklahoma bombing trial begins
September 30: 1st time 3 cons home runs in post season-Raines, Jeter, O'Neill (New York Yankees)
September 30: Hooters agrees to pay $2 million in discrimination suits
September 30: Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0
September 30: Yankees Tim Raines, Derek Jeter and Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutively homers in post season (Yankees beat Indians 8-6)


October 1: Carolina Hurricanes 1st game vs Tampa Bay Lightning
October 3: Carolina Hurricanes 1st home game vs Pitts Penguins
October 3: Gordie Howie, 69, plays in 7th decade, with IHL'S Detroit Vipers
October 3: Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record at 280.3 mph
October 3: Vancouver Canucks beats Mighty Ducks, 3-2 in Japan
October 4: Farm Aid 10 concert cancelled due to weak ticket sales
October 5: 35th Tennis Fed Cup: France beats Netherlands in Den Bosch Netherlands (4-1)
October 5: Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA CoreStates Betsy King Classic
October 5: Davis Love III wins golf's Buick challenge, shooting a 267
October 5: STS-86 (Atlantis 20) lands
October 5: Vantage Senior Golf Championship
October 9: ABL players allowed to own stock in the league
October 9: Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico
October 9: NC's Dean Smith winningest college basetball coach retires
October 9: New York Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties
October 9: Nobel prize for literature awarded to Dario Fo
October 11: Dennis Rodman returns from 2nd longest NBA suspension (11 games)
October 12: David Duval wins Michelob Championship at Kingsmill Golf Club
October 12: Juli Inkster wins LPGA Samsung World Championship
October 12: Transamerica Senior Golf
October 13: Andy Green's Jet-powered car reaches record 749.69 MPH
October 14: Florida Marlins beat Atlanta Braves 4 games to 1 in NLCS
October 15: Britain's Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (763.035 mph)
October 15: Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore Orioles 4 games to 2 in ALCS
October 15: Former rep Dan Rostenkowski released from custody for mail fraud
October 15: New York jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988
October 15: U.S. launches nuclear powered Cassini to Saturn
October 16: "Side Show," opens at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City for 91 performances
October 19: 700th World Series home run (Sandy Alomar, Cleveland Indians)
October 19: "Annie," closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City
October 19: David Duval wins Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Golf Classic
October 19: Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Senior Golf Classic
October 20: Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty
October 20: U.S. accuses Microsoft of violating pact forcing IE browser on computers
October 21: Cleveland Marquis Grissom hit in his 15th straight World Series game (streak ends at 15, he is 2nd to Hank Baur with 17)
October 21: Elton John's tribute to Princess Diana breaks world record, 318 million distributed
October 22: 2nd longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins and Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11
October 22: Cleveland Marquis Grissom World Series hitting streak ends after 15 games
October 22: Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38 degrees F)
October 22: Compaq testifies Microsoft threaten to break Windows 95 agreement if they showcased a Netscape icon
October 22: New York Ranger Wayne Gretsky wife Janet is knocked unconcious and gets 2 stitches while watching the game as a plexiglass falls on her
October 22: Yahoo completes purchase of Four11
October 23: At 6:11 AM San Francisco experiences a black out
October 23: Dow Jones drops 186.88 pts
October 23: Les Alexander, owner of Houston Rockets buys NHL's Edmonton Oilers
October 23: "Triumph of Love," opens at Royale Theater New York City
October 26: Bill Glasson wins Las Vegas Golf Invitational
October 26: Nichirei LPGA International
October 26: Raley's Gold Rush Senior Golf Classic
October 26: World Series: Florida Marlins beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 3
October 27: Dow Jones crashes record 554 pts to 7161
October 27: Intel Corp buys Digital Equipment for $700 million
October 27: Microsoft argues it should be "free from government interference"
October 27: U.S. releases a redesigned $50 bill
October 28: NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league
October 30: "Cherry Orchard," opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City
October 30: Shirley Allen, 51, held Illinois police off for 39 days captured
October 31: British au pair Louise Woodward, 19, sentenced to life in death of Matthew Eappen 8 months (judge changes to time served)00690901


November 2: 27th New York City Women Marathon won by Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switzerland 2:28:43
November 2: 28th New York City Marathon won by John Kagwe of Kenya in 2:08:12
November 2: "Barrymore," closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 240 performances
November 2: Ralphs Senior Golf Classic
November 2: Toray Japan Queens LPGA Cup
November 2: Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam
November 2: USA beats Japan 23-13 at LPGA Nichirei International
November 3: Boston shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is 6th unanimous AL Rookie of Year
November 3: California law ends affirmative-action
November 3: David Duval wins Championship at the Champions Golf Club
November 3: Phillies 3rd baseman Scott Rolen selected unanimous Rookie of Year
November 5: 2 hours after Davey Johnson resigns, he is named AL Manager of Year
November 5: French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages
November 6: "Proposals," opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 76 performances
November 6: San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year
November 7: "Bean" opens in US
November 8: Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away
November 8: Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
November 9: "Cherry Orchard," closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City
November 9: Energizer Senior Golf Tour Championship
November 9: Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup
November 9: "Scarlet Pimpernel," opens at Minskoff Theater New York City
November 9: Toray Japan Queens Cup
November 10: Artist Peter Max pleads guilty to tax fraud and time served
November 10: "Jackie - An American Life," opens at Belasco Theater New York City
November 10: Nanny Louise Woodward, murder sentenced downgrade to manslaughter
November 11: Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award
November 11: WNBA expands to Detroit and Washington D.C.
November 12: Dick Vitale signs with ESPN through year 2004
November 12: Pedro Martinez wins NL Cy Young Award
November 13: Ken Griffey, Jr. unanimously wins AL MVP
November 13: "Lion King," opens at New Amersterdam Theater New York City
November 13: U.N. pulls out arms inspection teams from Iraq
November 14: Colorado Rockie Larry Walker wins NL MVP
November 14: Disney's "Lion King" sets Broadway record of $2,700,000 daily sale
November 15: 19th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 32 awards
November 15: William Shatner (66) weds Norine Kidd
November 16: "1776," closes at Criterion Theater New York City
November 16: CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Saskatchawan, 47-23
November 17: Islamist terrorists murder 60 tourists at Luxor in Egypt
November 17: Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame
November 18: Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
November 18: FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash
November 18: Mavericks' A C Green ties Randy Smith's NBA record of 906 cons games
November 18: Rare black pearl necklace auctioned for record $902,000
November 18: Willem de Kooning painting, "Two Standing Women," sold for $4,182,500
November 19: "Eugene Onegin," opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City
November 19: "Old Neighborhood," opens at Booth Theater New York City
November 19: STS-87 (Columbia 24) launches into orbit
November 20: Flyers Eric Lindros tries to bite San Jose defenseman Marty McSorley
November 20: "Ivanov," opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City for 51 performances
November 20: Last original Florida Marlin, Jeff Conine, traded to Kansas City Royals
November 20: Mavericks' A C Green sets NBA record of 907 consecutive games played
November 20: New York Islanders lose, beginning a 10 game losing streak
November 23: Annika Sorenstam wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship
November 23: Jana Novotna (Czechoslovakia) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ
November 24: "Street Corner Symphony," opens at Brooks Atkinson New York City for 79 performances
November 25: U.S. telephone tech Richard Bliss, arrested for spying in Russia
November 26: Washington Capitals final game at USAir Arena, retire Rod Langway's #5
November 27: Lions' Barry Sanders becomes NFL's 2nd all-time rusher
November 28: Final episode of "Beavis and Butt-head," on MTV
November 29: USAir Arena closes, hosting Washington Wizards
November 30: 86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps U.S. in Gothenburg (5-0)
November 30: "Eugene Onegin," closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City


December 1: GS Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, attacks his coach P J Carlesimo
December 1: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Davenport, Iowa on KORB 93.5 FM
December 1: Westinghouse formally changes its name to CBS
December 2: MCI Center opens in Washington D.C., Wizards vs SuperSonics
December 3: "1776," opens at Gershwin Theater New York City
December 3: Golden State Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, four-year, $32 million, contract terminated for attacking his coach P J Carlesimo
December 4: "Diary of Anne Frank," opens at Music Box Theater New York City
December 4: NBA suspends Latrell Sprewell for 1 year for attacking his coach
December 5: 1st Game at Washington Capitals' MCI Center vs. Florida Panthers
December 5: STS-87 (Columbia 24) lands
December 7: Amy Fruhwirth and Clarence Rose win LPGA J C Penney Classic
December 8: 8th Billboard Music Awards: LeAnn Rimes and Spice Girls win
December 11: Federal judge orders Microsoft not to bundle IE4 in Windows
December 11: "Sunshine Boys," opens at Lyceum Theater New York City
December 12: Carlos the Jackal, "professional revolutionary" goes on trial in Paris
December 12: Federal judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby's daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort $40 million from him
December 12: Florida releases Alex Arias, the last original Marlin
December 12: Japanese Maglev train builders claim world speed record at 332 MPH
December 12: Red Sox sign Pedro Martinez to record 6 year $69 million contract
December 12: SWAT team shoots John E Armstrong in Fla, freeing 2 young hostages
December 12: TWA 800 hearings end
December 13: 63rd Heisman Trophy Award: Charles Woodson, Michigan (CB)
December 14: Diners Club Senior Golf Match
December 14: Juli Inkster and Dottie Pepper win LPGA Diners Club Matches
December 14: Phoenix Coyote Mike Gartner is 5th NHLer to score 700 goals
December 14: "View From the Bridge," opens at Criterion Theater New York City
December 15: San Francisco 49ers retire Joe Montana's #16
December 16: President Clinton names his Labrador retriever, "Buddy"
December 19: MTV drops video "Smack My Bitch Up" by Prodigy
December 21: Detroit Lions Barry Sanders is 3rd to run for 2,000 yards in a season
December 21: Detroit Lions linebacker Reggie Brown, knocked unconscious in game
December 21: Lexus Senior Golf Challenge
December 21: Wendy's Three-Tour LPGA Challenge
December 21: Wendy's Three-Tour Senior Golf Challenges
December 22: Hunter Tylo awarded $4 million in Melrose Place breach of contract
December 22: Merck baldness pill for men approved by FDA
December 22: Nancy Kerring and Tonya Harding pre-record a show to air on FOX on Feb 5
December 23: Chicago Bull's coach Phil Jackson is quickest to reach 500 wins
December 23: Colorado Avalanche Jari Kurri is 8th NHLer to score 600 career goals
December 23: Terry Nichols found guilty of manslaughter in Oklahoma bombing
December 23: U.S. Agriculture Department estimates it costs $149,820 to raise a child to 18
December 23: Woody Allen, 62 weds Soon-Yi Previn 27, adopted daughter of Mia Farrow
December 24: 1st time a Channukah candle is officially lit in Vatican City
December 25: For 1st time U.S. movie box office receipts pass $6 billion
December 25: Jerry Seinfeld says this is the final season of his TV show
December 28: Sting beats Hollywood Hogan for WCW Championship
December 29: Carquest Bowl 8: Georgia Tech beats West Virginia, 35-30
December 29: Hong Kong begins slaughtering all its chickens to prevent bird flu
December 29: Orville Lynn Majors, 36, arrested for many deaths under his care
December 29: Russia signs agreement to build a $3B nuclear power plant in China
December 30: An abandoned building collapses on New York's 42nd St, no one hurt
December 31: Intel cuts price of Pentium II-233 MHz from $401 to $268
December 31: Marv Levy, retires as coach of Buffalo Bills
December 31: Microsoft buys Hotmail E-mail service
December 31: More Swedes died than were born in 1997, 1st time since 1809
December 31: Orlando Hernandez, half-brother of pitcher Livan, defects from Cuba
December 31: South African and U.S. surgeons separate Zambian Siamese twins joined at the head
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