1997

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December 8, 2021

1997 (MCMXCVII, in Roman numerals) was a common year of the 20th century that began on a Wednesday, according to the Gregorian calendar. Its Sunday lyrics were E. Carnival Tuesday took place on February 11th and Easter Sunday on March 30th. According to the Chinese horoscope, it was the year of the Ox, starting on February 8th.

Events

January

January 20 - Bill Clinton begins his second term as president of the United States of America. January 31 - The Final Fantasy VII video game is released in Japan, selling 2.5 million copies in just 48 hours, being considered a milestone in RPG history.

March

March 18 - Release of the album Nine Lives, by the American rock band Aerosmith. March 20 - The Castlevania: Symphony of the Night video game is released in Japan by revamping the Action/RPG style. March 24 - Partial Lunar Eclipse mainly seen in the Americas.

April

4th of April - In Brazil, the Senate approves in the second round the amendment that allows the reelection of mayors, governors and the president. April 15 - The MST puts 40,000 people on the streets of Brasília in protest against the government of Fernando Henrique Cardoso. April 20 - The Brazilian indigenous leader of the Pataxó-hã-hã-hãe ethnic group, Galdino Jesus dos Santos, was brutally murdered by 5 young people from Brasília's high society while sleeping at a bus stop. April 22 - In a military action by the Peruvian army, 71 hostages of the Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement are released after 126 days in captivity.

May

May 2 - death of Paulo Freire May 21st - British band Radiohead release their third studio album, named OK Computer, acclaimed and considered one of the best rock albums of all time.

June

July

1st of July - End of the British Empire - (1583-1997)

August

August 4th - dies at 122 years of age in France Jeanne Calment is the ruler of humanity and the longest-lived person in the world, with valid records and evidence. August 13 - Premiere of the North American cartoon South Park. August 29 - Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph launch film and series site Netflix.

September

September 6 - The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, which was watched on TV by 2.5 billion people.

October

October 23 - The Hong Kong Stock Exchange, one of the largest in the world, drops 10.4%. The crisis is spreading across the rest of the world, with stock markets suffering huge drops. 31 October - Slide at Ribeira Quente, São Miguel Island, after more than a week of heavy rain, which culminated in about two hours of exceptional rainfall in the early morning hours of 31 October, there was a landslide on the slope of Outeiro das Nuns, overlooking Ribeira Quente, causing 29 deaths, 3 serious injuries and leading to the displacement of 36 families, a total of 114 people.

December

December 16 - "Dennō Senshi Porygon", the 38th episode of the Pokémon anime, caused about 700 children and teenagers in Japan to go to the hospital due to visual effects that caused seizures.

Births

February 1 - Jihyo, South Korean singer with K-pop group Twice. February 11 - Rosé, New Zealand singer with K-pop group Blackpink. February 14 - Jaehyun, South Korean singer with K-pop group NCT. March 3 - Camila Cabello, Cuban singer. March 24 - Mina Myoi, Japanese singer with K-pop group Twice. March 27 - Lisa Manoban, Thai singer with K-pop group Blackpink. March 30 - South Korean singer and rapper Cha Eun-woo from K-pop group ASTRO. April 3 - Gabriel Jesus, Brazilian footballer May 2 - BamBam, Thai rapper from K-pop group GOT7. July 12 - Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. September 1 - Jeon Jeongguk, South Korean singer and member of K-pop group BTS. 7 of

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