November 28, 2021
1997 (1997) is a normal year starting on Wednesday according to the Western calendar (Gregorian calendar). 1997.
This section describes 1997 from an international perspective.
Zodiac: Yin Fire Ox
Japan (dates match)
2657 imperial year
Republic of Korea (dates match)
Republic of Korea 79 years
Republic of China (dates match)
Republic of China calendar 86
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (dates match)
Subject 86 years
Buddhist calendar: 2539-2540
Islamic calendar: August 21, 1417-September 1, 1418
Jewish calendar: April 22, 5757-April 2, 5758
UNIX time: 852076800 --883612799
Modified Julian Day (MJD): 50449 --50813
Lilian Date (LD): 151290 --151654
January 1-Kofi Annan becomes Secretary-General of the United Nations (first term).
February 22-The success of the development of the world's first cloned sheep (Dolly) is revealed.
March 13-Witness of luminescence transport phenomena, also seen as UFOs, near Arizona, United States (see "Phoenix Lights").
April 13-Tiger Woods is the youngest and first winner of the 61st Masters Tournament for Men's Professional Golf.
April 15-The Kongoyama Youth Line opens in North Korea.
April 22-Special forces rush into the official residence of the Japanese embassy in Peru, and all hostages are released (the case of occupying the official residence of the Japanese embassy in Peru).
April 29-The Chemical Weapons Convention came into effect.
May 1st-The Labor Party wins the British general election that day. The next day, Tony Blair, the leader of the party, took office as prime minister, and the Labor Party regained power for the first time in 18 years. → (1997 British general election)
May 11-IBM's computer Deep Blue defeats chess world champion Garry Kasparov for the first time in history.
May 14-Established by the Airline Alliance Star Alliance.
May 17-The Zaire dictatorship collapses. Becomes the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
June 12-The venue for the 2005 World's Fair will be set in Seto City, Aichi Prefecture.
June 20-Denver Summit in the United States.
July 1-Hong Kong is returned from England. (Return to Hong Kong)
July 2-The Asian currency crisis begins with the introduction of the Thai baht floating exchange rate system by the Thai government.
July 4-US Mars probe lands on Mars.
July 5-Cambodia, Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen has a coup d'etat.
July 23-Laos joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
August 1-Aircraft manufacturer McDonnell Douglas is merged into Boeing.
August 4-Jeanne Calment, the oldest French woman in the world, dies at the age of 122.
August 6-Korean Air Flight 801 Boeing 747-300 from Seoul to Guam crashed during landing approach to Guam International Airport, killing 228 out of 254 passengers (Korean Air Flight 801 crash).
August 6-Microsoft buys $ 150 million worth of Apple Computer shares, and the two companies agree on a business alliance and license exchange.
August 31-Former Princess Diana dies in a car accident in Paris.
September 5-Mother Teresa dies.
September 6-The Japanese film "HANA-BI" directed by Takeshi Kitano won the Golden Lion Award (Grand Prix) at the Venice International Film Festival.
September 6-Funeral of Princess Diana, the former Crown Princess of England.
September 13-Mother Teresa state funeral in India.
September 18-An anti-personnel landmine total ban treaty is adopted at an intergovernmental meeting in Oslo.
--A new species of coelacanth on the island of Menado Tua, Indonesia, Indonesian coelacanth.