1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday in the Gregorian calendar, the 997th year of the 2nd millennium, the 97th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1990s decade

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1960s  1970s  1980s  – 1990s –  2000s  2010s  2020s
Years: 1994 1995 199619971998 1999 2000
1997 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar1997
MCMXCVII
Ab urbe condita2750
Armenian calendar1446
ԹՎ ՌՆԽԶ
Assyrian calendar6747
Bahá'í calendar153–154
Balinese saka calendar1918–1919
Bengali calendar1404
Berber calendar2947
British Regnal year45 Eliz. 2 – 46 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2541
Burmese calendar1359
Byzantine calendar7505–7506
Chinese calendar丙子(Fire Rat)
4693 or 4633
    — to —
丁丑年 (Fire Ox)
4694 or 4634
Coptic calendar1713–1714
Discordian calendar3163
Ethiopian calendar1989–1990
Hebrew calendar5757–5758
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2053–2054
 - Shaka Samvat1918–1919
 - Kali Yuga5097–5098
Holocene calendar11997
Igbo calendar997–998
Iranian calendar1375–1376
Islamic calendar1417–1418
Japanese calendarHeisei 9
(平成9年)
Javanese calendar1929–1930
Juche calendar86
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4330
Minguo calendarROC 86
民國86年
Nanakshahi calendar529
Thai solar calendar2540
Tibetan calendar阳火鼠年
(male Fire-Rat)
2123 or 1742 or 970
    — to —
阴火牛年
(female Fire-Ox)
2124 or 1743 or 971
Unix time852076800 – 883612799

Births

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Kylie Jenner

Deaths

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January

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Melvin Calvin
 
Alexander R. Todd
 
Clyde Tombaugh

February

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Marjorie Reynolds
 
Deng Xiaoping
 
Cheddi Jagan
 
The Notorious B.I.G.
 
Fred Zinnemann
 
Allen Ginsberg
 
Chaim Herzog
 
Diosdado Macapagal
 
Virgilio Barco Vargas
 
Brian Keith
 
Jacques Cousteau
 
Robert Mitchum
 
James Stewart
 
Gianni Versace

August

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William S. Burroughs
 
Jeanne Calment
 
Diana, Princess of Wales

September

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Mother Teresa
 
Mobutu Sese Seko
 
Matrika Prasad Koirala

October

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John Denver
 
James A. Michener
 
Audra Lindley

November

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Hastings Banda

December

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Toshirō Mifune

Events

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January

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Kofi Annan becomes UN Secretary-General.

February

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Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
 
Korean Airlines Flight 801 crashes on Guam.

August

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September

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

October

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November

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

December

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Other significant events

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

Nobel Prizes

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Movies Released

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New books

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Hit songs

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