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1997US President Clinton signs an executive order barring new US investment in Burma (also known as Myanmar), effective May 21 and renewable annually

1997Russian Pres Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO

1997Flyers Eric Lindros tries to bite San Jose defenseman Marty McSorley

1997Police arrest transsexual prostitute Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy

1997Elton John releases Diana tribute "Candle in the Wind 1997"

1997Greg Norman wins World Series of Golf shooting 273

1997Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson is quickest to reach 500 wins (682 games)

1997Deng Xiaoping, leader of China, cremated (died Feb 19th)

199723rd People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Oprah Winfrey win (TV)

199743rd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by chris johnson

1997Mario Lemieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals

1997Michael Jackson & Bee Gees inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1997Mother Teresa's State Funeral held in India

1997Scotty Bowman becomes first coach in NHL history to win 1,000 games

199735th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st

1997Fed judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby's daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort $40 million from him

1997Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Championship

1997SF Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract

1997Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson for biting Holyfield

1997Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Classic

1997President Clinton names his Labrador retriever "Buddy"

1997Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award

1997Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman, Eugene Amosin the groin

1997St Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire hits his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A's)

1997Phoenix Coyote Mike Gartner is 5th NHLer to score 700 goals

1997Picasso's painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later.

1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is published, the first instalment of the best selling series by J. K. Rowling

1997Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000

1997Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO

1997Mark McGwire joins Babe as only players to hit 50 HRs in 2 consec yrs

1997Yanks Tim Raines, Derek Jeter & Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutively homers in post season (Yanks beat Indians 8-6)

199731st Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait wins

1997Dennis Rodman returns from 2nd longest NBA suspension (11 games)

1997SD Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels

1997President Clinton trips & tears up his knee requiring surgery

1997Nick Price wins golf MCI Classic

1997Colorado Avalanche Jari Kurri is 8th NHLer to score 600 career goals

1997NHL Pitts Penguin Mario Lemieux's last NHL regular game

1997Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis Intl

1997Jerry Seinfeld says this is the final season of his TV show

1997NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely for kicking cameraman

1997Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis

1997111th US Women's Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Venus Williams (60 64)

1997Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all teams

1997Larry Flynt sells Hustler in a non-zoned area of Cincinnati

1997NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs

1997Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches

199726th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

1997Phil Mickelson wins Bay Hill Golf Invitiational

1997Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs

199771st Australian Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beat Mary Pierce (6-2 6-2)

1997Elton John's tribute to Diana, Princess of wales, breaks world record, 318 million dist

199724th American Music Award: Toni Braxton & Alanis Morissette win

199785th Australian Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Carlos Moya (62 63 63)

1997Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs

1997Nick Faldo wins Nissan Golf Open

1997Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run

1997Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic

1997Betsy King wins LPGA Standard Register PING

1997Bill Parcells becomes head coach of NY Jets

1997Mark McGwire is 4th to HR on Detroit Tiger left field roof (others are Frank Howard, Harmon Killibrew, & Cecil Fielder)

1997Oprah Winfrey announces she will continue her show through 2000

1997Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships

1997Greg Norman wins PGA St Jude Classic

199767th French Womens Tennis: Iva Majoli beats Martina Hingis (64 62)

1997Baseball's Exec Council suspends NY Yank owner George Steinbrenner

1997111th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats C Pioline (64 62 64)

1997Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am

1997Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Mich

1997Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform #

1997Steve Irwin's "The Crocodile Hunter" debuts

1997Mike Tyson is banned from boxing for biting Holyfield's ear

1997Donald Trump & Marla Maples announce they are separating

1997NY jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988

199761st Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods at 21 (270 18 under par)

1997Garth Brooks performs a free concert in Central Park NY for HBO

1997Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.

1997President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research

1997Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cardinals for $26M

1997British model Naomi Campbell hospitalized due to drug overdose

1997OJ Simpson found liable in the deaths of Ron Goldman & Nicole Simpson in a civil court action.

1997Montreal Expos retire Andre Dawson's uniform #10

1997Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital

1997Beatle McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II

1997Steve Elkington wins Golf's Players Championship

1997NJ Devil Martin Brodeur is 2nd NHL goalie to score in a playoff game

1997Artist Peter Max pleads guilty to tax fraud & time served

1997The disaster film "Volcano", starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche, is released

1997Phil Mickelson wins golf's Sprint International

1997Tiger Woods wins golf's Western Open

1997Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby

1997Atlanta Braves sign Greg Maddux to record 5 year, $575 Million deal

1997SF 49ers retire Joe Montana's #16

1997A's trade Mark McGwire to St Louis Cardinals

1997Seve Ballesteros & Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame

1997Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

1997Eddie Murray is 6th baseball player to play in 3,000 games

1997Jana Novotna (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ

1997Steve Elkington wins Doral-Ryder Golf Open

199769th Academy Awards - "The English Patient", Tom Cruise & Brenda Blythen win

1997 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
The Republic of Zaïre officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Zaïre. 
Jan 2
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Columbus OH on WBZX 99.7 FM 
Jan 3
Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final "Today" show on NBC-TV 
Jan 3
Eddo Brandes takes ODI hat-trick v England at Harare 
Jan 3
Zimbabwe clean-sweep ODI series v England 3-0 
Jan 3
The People's Republic of China announces it will spend $27.7 billion USD to fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow river valleys. 
Jan 5
"Juan Darien-Carnival Mass" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC 
Jan 5
"Love Thy Neighbor," closes at Booth Theater NYC 
Jan 5
"Show Boat," closes at Gershwin Theater NYC 
Jan 6
"It's a Slippery Slope," closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC 
Jan 7
Newt Gingrich narrowly re-elected speaker of the US House of Representatives 
Jan 9
Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital 
Jan 10
"Rehersal," closes at Criterion Theater NYC 
Jan 10
1st Comet of 1997 Discovered: Comet 1997 A1 
Jan 10
4,000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight" 
Jan 10
Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits 
Jan 10
Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map 
Jan 10
Right-winger Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as president of Nicaragua 
Jan 11
Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis Intl 
Jan 11
Telstar 401 Satellite Fails 
Jan 12
23rd People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Oprah Winfrey win (TV) 
Jan 12
17th United Negro College Fund raises 
Jan 12
Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions 
Jan 12
Chrysler-Plymouth LPGA Tournament of Champions 
Jan 12
HAL became operational (2001: A Space Odyssey) 
Jan 12
Ice skater Oksana Baiul injured slightly whiled driving intoxicated 
Jan 12
Space Shuttle STS 81 (Atlantis 18), launches into space 
Jan 12
Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships 
Jan 12
wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament Of Champions 
Jan 15
Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman, Eugene Amosin the groin 
Jan 15
Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station 
Jan 16
Anthony Stuart takes ODI hat-trick, Aus v Pakistan, MCG 
Jan 17
NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely for kicking cameraman 
Jan 18
47th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 11-7 at San Jose Arena 
Jan 18
In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other. 
Jan 18
Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided. 
Jan 19
54th Golden Globes: English Patient, Brenda Blethyn & Geoffrey Rush 
Jan 19
Cerebral Palsy telethon 
Jan 19
Michelle McGann wins LPGA Healthsouth Inaugural 
Jan 19
Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city. 
Jan 20
Comet Hale-Bopp crosses Mars' orbit 
Jan 20
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans LA on KKND 106.7 FM 
Jan 20
Pakistan defeat West Indies 2-0 to win Aust one-day Series 
Jan 22
Space shuttle Atlantis successfully returns to Earth 
Jan 25
71st Australian Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beat Mary Pierce (6-2 6-2) 
Jan 26
"Ideal Husband" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 308 performances 
Jan 26
85th Australian Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Carlos Moya (62 63 63) 
Jan 26
Brunswick World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by John Gant 
Jan 26
Super Bowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers beat NE Patriots, 35-21 in New Orleans 
Jan 27
"Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus," opens at Gershwin NYC 
Jan 27
24th American Music Award: Toni Braxton & Alanis Morissette win 
Jan 30
Minuteman III launches 
Feb 2
"Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" closes at Gershwin NYC 
Feb 2
Mark O'Meara wins Pebble Beach National Golf Pro-am 
Feb 2
NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-23 (OT) 
Feb 2
Royal Caribbean Senior Golf Classic 
Feb 2
Scotty Bowman becomes first coach in NHL history to win 1,000 games 
Feb 3
Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Ithaca NY 
Feb 3
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Detroit MI on WKRK 97.1 FM 
Feb 4
Mario Lemieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals 
Feb 4
US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announces she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish 
Feb 4
En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73. 
Feb 4
After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections. 
Feb 5
OJ Simpson found liable in the deaths of Ron Goldman & Nicole Simpson in a civil court action. 
Feb 5
3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund 
Feb 5
Brook Lee, Hawaii, crowned 46th Miss USA (en route to Miss Universe) 
Feb 5
Japan's Ministry of Finance announces plans to cut import tariffs on crude oil and most petroleum products 
Feb 6
Diane Blood, 32, in England, won right to use her dead husbands sperm 
Feb 7
US & Russia announce summit set for Helsinki, March 20-21 
Feb 9
11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds 
Feb 9
47th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-120 at Cleveland 
Feb 9
Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am 
Feb 9
LG Senior Golf Championship 
Feb 9
Mark O'Meara wins Buick golf invitational 
Feb 9
Palm Beach National LPGA Pro-Am 
Feb 9
Fox cartoon series "Simpsons" airs 167th episode the longest-running animated series in cartoon history 
Feb 10
13th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins 
Feb 10
5th ESPY Awards: Michael Johnson, Amy Van Dyken Lobo win 
Feb 10
Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach to Earth (1.9245 AU) 
Feb 10
O J Simpson jury reaches decision on $25M in punitive damages 
Feb 10
Soyuz TM-25 launches to the MIR 
Feb 10
Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991 
Feb 11
Bill Parcells becomes head coach of NY Jets 
Feb 11
STS 82 (Discovery 22) launches 
Feb 12
Fred Goldman says he will settle for a signed murder confession from O J Simpson in lieu of his $20.5 million judgement 
Feb 13
"Three Sisters," opens at Criterion Theater NYC 
Feb 13
Discovery captures Hubble Space Telescope 
Feb 15
US female Figure Skating championship won by Tara Lipinski 
Feb 15
US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldridge 
Feb 16
At age 25, Jeff Gordon is youngest winner in Daytona 500 history 
Feb 16
GTE Suncoast Senior Golf Classic 
Feb 16
Paul Stankowski wins Hawaiian Golf Open 
Feb 16
Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Los Angeles Women's Championship 
Feb 17
Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Pasadena Calif 
Feb 17
Weekly Standard shows evidence Larry Flint sexually abused his daughter 
Feb 19
FCC makes available 311 for non-emergency calls & 711 for hearing or speech-impaired emergency calls 
Feb 20
"Stanley" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC 
Feb 20
SF Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract 
Feb 21
"Empire Strikes Back, special edition," premieres 
Feb 21
STS 82 (Discovery 22) lands 
Feb 22
Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open 
Feb 23
Ali Abu Kamal opens fire in Empire State Building & kills 1 
Feb 23
American Express Senior Golf Invitational 
Feb 23
Jeff Sluman wins Tucson Golf Classic 
Feb 23
NBC TV shows "Schindler's List," completely uncensored, 65M watch 
Feb 23
Tucson Chrysler Golf Classic 
Feb 23
Scientists in Scotland announced they succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named "Dolly" 
Feb 24
Deng Xiaoping, leader of China, cremated (died Feb 19th) 
Feb 24
South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp 
Feb 24
Qatar inaugurates the world's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporting facility and formally launches Qatar Liquefied Gas Co. 
Feb 26
39th Grammy Awards: Change the World Babyface, Beck & LeAnn Rimes wins 
Feb 27
"Last Night of Ballyhoo" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC 
Feb 27
Singer Sade (Helen Folasade), arrest in Jamaica for disobeying a cop 
Feb 28
Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45 
Feb 28
FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia 
Feb 28
Smokers must prove they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in US 
Feb 28
The North Hollywood shootout takes place. 
Mar 1
"Mandy Patinkin in Concert," opens at Lyceum Theater NYC 
Mar 1
5th annual ESPY Awards shown on TV 
Mar 2
Gail Graham wins LPGA Alpine Australian Ladies Masters 
Mar 2
Nick Faldo wins Nissan Golf Open 
Mar 2
Saudi Arab billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal aquires 5% of Apple 
Mar 2
Soyuz TM-24 returns to Earth (Russia) 
Mar 3
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fayetteville NC on WRCQ 103.5 FM 
Mar 3
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. 
Mar 4
Brazil Senate allows women to wear slacks 
Mar 4
Comet Hale-Bopp directly above the Sun (1.04 AU) 
Mar 4
President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research 
Mar 4
Zeya Start-1 launched (Russia) 
Mar 5
Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox & Willie Wells for Hall of Fame 
Mar 6
Picasso's painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later. 
Mar 7
Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome & Stockholm are finalists for 2004 Olympics site 
Mar 7
5 sue Japanese PM Ryutaro Hashimoto, because his smoking has violated the country's constitution guaranteeing a wholesome life 
Mar 8
11th Soul Train Music Awards: Curtis Mayfield, Babyface win 
Mar 9
Senior Golf Slam 
Mar 9
Steve Elkington wins Doral-Ryder Golf Open 
Mar 11
Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space 
Mar 11
Beatle McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II 
Mar 11
SF Giant J T Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch 
Mar 13
India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader. 
Mar 13
The Phoenix lights were seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television. They are now a hotly debated controversy. 
Mar 14
68 year old Gordie Howe signs AHL contract with Syracuse Crunch 
Mar 14
Iranian military plane crashes, killing 80 
Mar 14
Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson wins 67th James E Sullivan Award 
Mar 14
President Clinton trips & tears up his knee requiring surgery 
Mar 14
The Chinese city of Chongqing (formerly Chunking) is upgraded to a centrally administered municipality. 
Mar 15
Pitts Penguins' Joe Mullen, is 1st American to score 500 NHL goals 
Mar 16
Donna Andrews wins LPGA Welch's/Circle K Championship 
Mar 16
NJ Devils' Dave Andreychuk is 26th NHL to score 500 goals 
Mar 16
Stuart Appleby wins Honda Golf Classic 
Mar 16
Toshiba Senior Golf Classic 
Mar 16
Sandline affair: On Bougainville Island, soldiers of commander Jerry Singirok arrest Tim Spicer and his mercenaries of the Sandline International. 
Mar 17
CNN begins spanish broadcasts 
Mar 18
Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die 
Mar 19
Ice Pairs won by Mandy Woetzel & Ingo Steuer (GER) 
Mar 19
Major League Baseball announces 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi 
Mar 19
US Supreme Court hears Internet indecency arguments 
Mar 20
"Play On!" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 61 performances 
Mar 20
Liggett admits cigarettes are addictive 
Mar 20
Mens Figure Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Elvis Stojko (CAN) 
Mar 21
Ice Dance won by Oksana Grishuk & Evgeny Platov (Rus) 
Mar 21
Wrestlemania XIII 
Mar 22
"Sunset Boulevard" closes at Minskoff NYC after 977 performances 
Mar 22
Comet Hale-Bopp Closest Approach to Earth (1.315 AU) 
Mar 22
Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Tara Lipinski (USA) 
Mar 23
"Mandy Patinkin in Concert," closes at Lyceum Theater NYC 
Mar 23
17th Golden Raspberry Awards: Striptease wins 
Mar 23
Betsy King wins LPGA Standard Register PING 
Mar 23
Liberty Legends of Senior Golf 
Mar 23
Phil Mickelson wins Bay Hill Golf Invitiational 
Mar 23
Wrestlemania XIII in Chicago, Undertaker beats Psycho Sid for title 
Mar 23
wins Standard Register PING 
Mar 24
69th Academy Awards - "The English Patient", Tom Cruise & Brenda Blythen win 
Mar 24
Australian parliament overturns world's 1st & only euthanasia law 
Mar 25
"Barrymore" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 240 performances 
Mar 25
Indians trade Lofton & Embree to Braves for Grissom & Justice 
Mar 26
"Annie" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC 
Mar 26
NHL announce Might Ducks & Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 in Japan 
Mar 26
Thirty-nine bodies found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides. 
Mar 27
"Young Man From Atlanta" opens at Longacre NYC for 85 performances 
Mar 27
Martin Luther King's son meets James Earl Ray, his father's killer 
Mar 28
"City" soap opera's final episode on ABC-TV 
Mar 29
1st game at Turner Field Atlanta, Braves beats Yanks 2-0 (exhibition) 
Mar 29
PBA National Championship Won by Rick Steelsmith 
Mar 30
16th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tenn beats Old Dominion 68-59 
Mar 30
26th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King 
Mar 30
Southwestern Bell Dominion Senior Golf 
Mar 30
Steve Elkington wins Golf's Players Championship 
Mar 30
Five (channel) Begins broadcasting in the UK 
Mar 31
"Daytime to Remember" a series showing old soaps premieres on ABC-TV 
Mar 31
59th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Ariz beats Kentucky 84-79 (OT) 
Mar 31
Pioneer 10 ends its mission 
Apr 1
69 year old Gordie Howe begins playing AHL game with Syracuse Crunch 
Apr 1
Comet Hale-Bopp Perihelion (0.914 AU) 
Apr 1
Shell Oil confirms it will declare force majeure at its Nigerian Bonny terminal due to local protests which disrupted 210 million barrels per day of the company's oil production 
Apr 2
"Doll's House" opens at Belasco Theater NYC 
Apr 3
"Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical" opens at Royale NYC for 109 performance 
Apr 3
Thalit massacre begins in Algeria; all but 1 of the 53 inhabitants of Thalit are killed by guerrillas. 
Apr 4
Anaheim Ducks clinch their 1st-ever playoff berth 
Apr 4
Braves officially open Turner Field against Cubs 
Apr 4
DMSP Titan 2 launched 
Apr 4
STS 83 (Columbia 22), launches 
Apr 5
Galileo, 3rd Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 7) 
Apr 5
Steve Irwin's "The Crocodile Hunter" debuts 
Apr 6
"3 Sisters" closes at Criterion Theater NYC 
Apr 6
9th Seniors Golf Tradition: Gil Morgan wins 
Apr 6
Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Longs Drugs Challenge 
Apr 6
Brad Faxon wins Freeport-McDermott Golf Classic 
Apr 6
Progress M-34 Launch (Russia) 
Apr 6
Twelve Bridges LPGA Classic 
Apr 7
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft Myers FL on WRXK 96.1 FM 
Apr 8
Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0 
Apr 8
STS 83 (Columbia 22) lands 
Apr 9
Cleve Indians closer Jose Mesa found guilty of rape 
Apr 9
Major League Soccer announces Miami & Chicago expansion 
Apr 9
NFL announces it will give $3M to CFL & possible "World Classic Bowl" 
Apr 13
"American Daughter" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 88 performances 
Apr 13
48th time opposing pitchers hit HRS, Carlos Perez (Mon)/Darren Holmes 
Apr 13
61st Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods at 21 (270 18 under par) 
Apr 13
Hartford Whalers last NHL game 
Apr 13
NHL Pitts Penguin Mario Lemieux's last NHL regular game 
Apr 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 & Oakland A's vs Yankees in NY 
Apr 15
America On Line, begins service in Japan 
Apr 15
Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all teams 
Apr 15
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charlotte NC on WXRC 95.7 FM 
Apr 15
Fire sweeps through a campsite of Muslims making the Hajj pilgrimage; the official death toll is 343. 
Apr 16
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Minneapolis/St Paul on WRQC 100.3 FM 
Apr 17
John Bell, 115, recieves new pacemaker 
Apr 17
NJ Devil Martin Brodeur is 2nd NHL goalie to score in a playoff game 
Apr 19
Renee Slaughter crowned 14th Miss Hawaiian Tropic Intl 
Apr 19
SD Padres & St Louis Cards play at Aloha Stadium Hawaii 
Apr 20
"Gin Game" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 144 performances 
Apr 20
"Present Laughter" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC 
Apr 20
1st baseball game in Hawaii, Cards beat Padres in doubleheader 
Apr 20
27th Easter Seal Telethon raises $47,392,682 
Apr 20
58th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Hale Irwin 
Apr 20
Cubs beat NY Mets ending NL worst opening, lost 14 straight games 
Apr 20
Karrie Webb wins LPGA Susan G Komen International 
Apr 20
Myrtle Beach LPGA Classic 
Apr 20
Nick Price wins golf MCI Classic 
Apr 20
PGA Seniors Championship 
Apr 20
Mark McGwire is 4th to HR on Detroit Tiger left field roof (others are Frank Howard, Harmon Killibrew, & Cecil Fielder) 
Apr 21
101st Boston Marathon won by Lameck Aguta of Kenya in 2:10:34 
Apr 21
26th Boston Women's Marathon won by Fatuma Roba of Ethopia in 2:26:23 
Apr 21
Ashes of Timothy Leary & Gene Roddenberry launched into orbit 
Apr 22
Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria - 93 villagers killed. 
Apr 22
The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru. 
Apr 23
"Titanic," opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC 
Apr 23
32nd Academy of Country Music Awards: LeAnn Rines & Brooks & Dunn 
Apr 23
Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed. 
Apr 24
"Steel Peer" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 76 performances 
Apr 25
Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 250th HR 
Apr 25
The disaster film "Volcano", starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche, is released 
Apr 26
"Life" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC 
Apr 27
"Little Foxes" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 56 performances 
Apr 27
"Stanley" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC 
Apr 27
Frank Nobilo wins Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic at Forest Oaks 
Apr 27
Las Vegas Senior Golf Classic by TruGreen-ChemLawn 
Apr 27
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Championship 
Apr 28
"Jekyll & Hyde" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC 
Apr 29
"Candide" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 103 performances 
Apr 29
KC Royal Chili Davis is 75th to hit 300 HRs 
Apr 29
The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 comes into force, outlaws production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons among its signatories. 
Apr 30
"London Assurance" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 72 performances 
Apr 30
42 million watch Ellen DeGeneres admit she is gay 
Apr 30
Atlanta Braves win record 19 games in April 
Apr 30
Big Ben stops at 12:11 PM for 54 minutes 
Apr 30
President Clinton's daughter Chelsea chooses to attend Stanford College 
Apr 30
Tajik Prest Imomali Rakhmonov wounded in assassination attempt 
Apr 30
Tino Martinez hits record 34 RBIs in April 
May 1
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in San Diego CA on KIOZ 105.3 FM 
May 1
Tony Blair elected Prime Minister of UK 
May 1
Tasmania becomes the last state in Australia to decriminalize homosexuality. 
May 2
Donald Trump & Marla Maples announce they are separating 
May 2
Mercury Mail announces its 1 millionth internet subscriber 
May 2
Police arrest transsexual prostitute Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy 
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
Tammie Green wins LPGA Sprint Titlehoders Championship 
May 5
"Married With Children" final episode on Fox TV 
May 5
Iridium-1 Delta 2 Launch, Successful 
May 6
Army Staff Sgt Delmar Simpson gets 25-year sentence for rape 
May 6
Michael Jackson & Bee Gees inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 
May 6
NHL Hartford Whalers become Carolina Hurricanes 
May 6
Rick Pitino becomes coach of Boston Celtics 
May 6
The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history. 
May 7
Expos scores 13 in 6th at Giants 
May 7
Galileo, 4th Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 8) 
May 9
1st US 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 SF Giants) 
May 11
"Play On!" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 61 performances 
May 11
NY Mets C Everett & Butch Huskey are 9th to hit consecutive pinch HRs 
May 11
Paine Webber Senior Golf Invitational 
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 11
Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov 3.5-2.5 in chess 
May 12
14 North Koreans defect to South Korea 
May 12
Angels scores 13 in 7th vs White Sox 
May 12
Russia & 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 Exec Council suspends NY Yank owner George Steinbrenner 
May 15
ABC News & 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 Univ) as Miss USA 
May 16
Brook Mehealani Lee, 26, of US crowned 46th Miss Universe 
May 16
Expos trailing SF Giants by 9 runs comeback to win 14-13 
May 16
St Louis Cards Gary Gaetti records his 2,000th hits 
May 16
A final agreement creating the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) is signed by project participants, inc. Russia, Kazakhstan, Chevron Corp and others 
May 17
123rd Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 1:54 
May 17
WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Jo Shiery-Odom 
May 17
Troops of Laurent Kabila march into Kinshasa. 
May 18
"King David" opens at New Amsterdam Theater NYC 
May 18
43rd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by chris johnson 
May 18
Cadillac NFL Senior Golf Classic 
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 20
US President Clinton signs an executive order barring new US investment in Burma (also known as Myanmar), effective May 21 and renewable annually 
May 21
Emmy 24th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 17th time 
May 22
Kelly Flinn, US Air Force's first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepts a general discharge in order to avoid a court martial. 
May 23
"King David" closes at New Amsterdam Theater NYC 
May 23
Mel Karmazin replaces Peter Lund as CEO of CBS TV 
May 24
Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Mich 
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 Fort Worth Texas 
May 25
Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform # 
May 25
Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Classic 
May 25
Todd & Mel Stottlemyre become 1st father & son to win 100 games 
May 25
A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah. 
May 26
Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs 
May 27
1st all female (20 British women) team reaches North Pole 
May 27
Indianapolis 500: Arie Luyendyk wins his 2nd Indy 500 
May 27
Judge finds Pamela Lee not guilty of breaking a contract 
May 27
Major league revenue sharing begins, NY Yanks pay out most $28M 
May 27
Marv Albert pleads innocent to charges of sexual assault 
May 27
Russian Pres 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 Mt Everest for 3rd time 
May 29
70th National Spelling Bee: Rebecca Sealfon wins spelling euonym 
May 29
Jesse Timmedequas found guilty of rape/murder of Megan Kanka, 7 
May 29
Span scientists announce new human species in 780,000 year old fossil 
May 30
Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, set on fire by 12-year old grandson 
May 30
Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs 
May 31
"Once Upon a Matress" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 187 perf 
May 31
Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race 
May 31
The Confederation Bridge opens, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick. 
Jun 1
10th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $5,400,186 
Jun 1
1st NY Women Film Festival opens 
Jun 1
51st Tony Awards: Titanic & Last Night of Ballyhoo win 
Jun 1
Ameritech Senior Golf Open 
Jun 1
Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Michelob Light Classic 
Jun 1
Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race 
Jun 1
Heartland LPGA Classic 
Jun 1
LA Dodger Wilton Guerrero's bat breaks, revealing it is corked 
Jun 1
Vijay Singh wins Golf Memorial at Muirfield Village CC, 14 under par 
Jun 1
Hugo Banzer wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia. 
Jun 2
Albert Belle's Chicago White Sox tying 27-game hitting streak ends 
Jun 2
Liberals beat Conservatives in France 
Jun 2
Timothy McVeigh found guilty of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, killing 168 
Jun 4
UN Security renews its "oilforfood" initiative whereby Iraq may sell $2 billion worth of oil to buy food, medicine and other necessities to alleviate civilian suffering under the sanctions imposed when it invaded Kuwait in 1990 
Jun 7
129th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Touch Gold wins in 2:28.8 
Jun 7
67th French Womens Tennis: Iva Majoli beats Martina Hingis (64 62) 
Jun 7
Cosmos 2344 Proton-K Launch (Russia), Failed 
Jun 7
Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep the Phila Flyers 
Jun 8
"Young Man From Atlanta" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 85 perfs 
Jun 8
67th French Mens Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten beats S Bruguera (6-3 6-4 6-2) 
Jun 8
BellSouth Senior Golf Classic at Opryland 
Jun 8
Justin Leonard wins golf's Kemper Open at TPC at Avenel 
Jun 8
Pat Hurst wins LPGA Oldsmobile Classic 
Jun 9
British lease on New Territories in Hong Kong expires 
Jun 9
Detroit Tigers baseball team bat out of order against Oakland A's in 1st inning 
Jun 10
Feng Yun-2B Long March 3 Launch (China), Successful 
Jun 10
Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits SF Giants 9-0 
Jun 10
Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen's family members before Pol Pot flees his northern stronghold. 
Jun 12
1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3 
Jun 13
51st NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4, games to 2 
Jun 13
Jurors in Oklahoma City bombing trial sentence Timothy McVeigh to death 
Jun 13
Red Wings Vladimir Konstantinov & Slava Fetisov hurt in car crash 
Jun 13
American fugitive Ira Einhorn is arrested in France for the murder of Holly Maddux after 16 years on the run, though he would not return for another four years. 
Jun 15
"Little Foxes" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 56 perfs 
Jun 15
97th US Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 276 Congressional CC Bethesda Md 
Jun 15
British model Naomi Campbell hospitalized due to drug overdose 
Jun 15
Danielle Ammaccapane wins Edina Realty LPGA Classic 
Jun 15
Du Mauier Senior Golf Champions 
Jun 16
31st Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & LeAnn Rimes 
Jun 16
The Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; 50 people are killed. 
Jun 17
NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 & Minneapolis-St Paul & Columbus, Ohio in 2000 
Jun 19
"Forever Tango!" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC 
Jun 20
Negotiators announce agreement in principle with tobacco industry 
Jun 21
"Defending the Caveman," closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 671 perfs 
Jun 21
35th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st 
Jun 21
Women's National Basketball Association begins as NY Liberty beats LA Sparks 
Jun 22
Ernie Els wins golf's Buick Classic 
Jun 22
Nationwide Senior Golf Championship 
Jun 22
Penny Hammel wins LPGA Rochester International 
Jun 22
World Bowl: Barcelona Dragon beat Rhein Fire, 38-24 
Jun 23
Dow Jones drops 192.25 pts 
Jun 23
In the Central African Republic, soldiers fire on foreign peacekeepers in the third major rebellion since May 
Jun 24
Melissa Drexler, 18, charged with killing her baby during her prom 
Jun 24
USAF reports Roswell 'space aliens' were dummies 
Jun 24
Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run 
Jun 24
Seat Mariner Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Oakland A's but loses 
Jun 25
Christies auctions off Princess Di's clothing for $5.5 million 
Jun 25
Galileo, 2nd Callisto Flyby (Orbit 9) 
Jun 25
Intelsat 802 Ariane 4 Launch, Successful 
Jun 25
J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game 
Jun 25
NHL approves franchises in Nash, Atlanta, Columbus, & Minn-St Paul 
Jun 25
Progress M-34 Collides with & damages Mir Space Station 
Jun 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 
Jun 26
Galileo, Ganymede Observations (Orbit 9) 
Jun 26
The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Internet indecency law 
Jun 26
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds doctor-assisted suicide ban 
Jun 26
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment 
Jun 26
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is published, the first instalment of the best selling series by J. K. Rowling 
Jun 28
"Master Class" closes at Golden Theater NYC after 601 performances 
Jun 28
"Steel Peer" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 76 perfs 
Jun 28
TV evangelist Robert Schuller attacks a flight attendant 
Jun 29
"American Daughter" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 88 performances 
Jun 29
"London Assurance" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 72 perfs 
Jun 29
18th US Seniors Golf Open: Graham Marsh 
Jun 29
Greg Norman wins PGA St Jude Classic 
Jun 29
Michelle McGann wins ShopRite LPGA Classic 
Jun 29
Progress M-35 Soyuz Launch (Russia) 
Jun 29
Tyrenda Williams, 18, of Alabama, crowned 40th America's Junior Miss 
Jun 30
Leap Second to synchronize atomic clocks 
Jul 1
Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson for biting Holyfield 
Jul 1
STS 94 (Columbia 23) launches into orbit 
Jul 1
Britain hands Hong Kong and the New Territories - ceded in 1841 - to the People's Republic of China. 
Jul 3
Mississippi becomes 1st state to settle tobacco suit 
Jul 4
US space probe Pathfinder lands on Ares Vallis Mars 
Jul 5
104th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Jana Novotna 
Jul 5
NY Yanks withdraw Kenny Rogers & Mariano Duncon deal for SD Padre 
Jul 6
"Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical," closes at Royale NYC after 109 perfs 
Jul 6
111th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats C Pioline (64 62 64) 
Jul 6
Jamie Farr Kroger Classic 
Jul 6
Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Classic 
Jul 6
Montreal Expos retire Andre Dawson's uniform #10 
Jul 6
Wimbledon Gigi Fernandez & Natasha Zvereva beat N Arendt & M Bollegraf 
Jul 7
Tiger Woods wins golf's Western Open 
Jul 7
Tower Minn temps dip to 24°F 
Jul 8
68th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Jacobs Field, Cleveland 
Jul 8
NATO invites Poland, Hungary & Czech Republic to join 
Jul 9
Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband 
Jul 9
Mike Tyson is banned from boxing for biting Holyfield's ear 
Jul 10
Hideki Irabu makes his debut as a NY Yankee, he beats Tigers 10-3 
Jul 10
Louise Woodward's trial begins in Mass, Nanny murder trial 
Jul 10
RJR Nabisco announces it will replace Joe Camel in new ads 
Jul 10
Spain, Partido Popular member Miguel Ángel Blanco is kidnapped in the Basque city of Ermua by ETA members, sparking widespread protests. 
Jul 12
Cubs play in their 5,000th consecutive gane with out being no-hit 
Jul 12
Pirates Francisco Cordova & Ricardo Rincon no-hit Astros 3-0 in 10 inn 
Jul 13
15th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Larry Gilbert 
Jul 13
52nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Alison Nicholas 
Jul 13
David Toms wins Quad City Golf Classic at 265 
Jul 13
Ford Senior Players Golf Championship 
Jul 13
Indonesian ferry sinks, killing at least 77 
Jul 14
Bomb in Algiers kills 21 & wounds 40 
Jul 15
Jerold Mackenzie awarded $26.6M (later reduced to $625,000) for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co worker 
Jul 17
STS 94 (Columbia 23), lands 
Jul 20
126th British Golf Open: Billy Ray Brown shoots a 271 at Royal Troon 
Jul 20
American Justin Leonard wins the British Open shooting at 272 
Jul 20
Burnet Senior Golf Classic 
Jul 20
Michele Redman wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Classic 
Jul 21
NY Yank Mike Whiton held in Milwaukee on charges of sexual assault 
Jul 21
The fully restored USS Constitution (aka "Old Ironsides") celebrates her 200th birthday, setting sail for the first time in 116 years. 
Jul 22
Fire breaks out at Palais de Chaillot in Paris 
Jul 22
The second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario. 
Jul 22
Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches 
Jul 22
The first shipments of oil produced from Kazakhstan's Tengiz field arrive at terminals on the Black Sea for subsequent export through the Bosphoros Strait 
Jul 23
Dallas TV Station KXAS settle with Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin & Erik Williams for reporting false sex assault allegations against them 
Jul 23
The US State Department rules that Turkey's agreement to purchase $23 billion worth of natural gas from Iran does not violate the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act 
Jul 25
Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby 
Jul 25
Carroll O'Connor found not guilty of slandering Harry Perzigian 
Jul 25
Howard Stern is fired from radio station, KEGL Dallas 
Jul 25
QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs 
Jul 25
Rocker Rick Danko gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling 
Jul 25
Vincent "The Chin" Gigante found guilty of racketeering in NYC 
Jul 25
K.R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India's 10th president and the first Dalit— formerly called "untouchable"— to hold this office. 
Jul 25
Scientists announce the first human stem cells to be cultured in a laboratory using tissue taken from aborted human embryos 
Jul 27
"Candide" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 103 performances 
Jul 27
"Victor/Victoria" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 738 performances 
Jul 27
Detroit Tigers retire pitching great Hal Newhouser's #16 
Jul 27
Franklin Quest Senior Golf Championship 
Jul 27
Stewart Cink wins golfs Greater Hartford Open (267) 
Jul 27
Tammie Green wins Giant Eagle LPGA Classic 
Jul 27
Si Zerrouk massacre in Algeria; about 50 people killed. 
Jul 28
NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs 
Jul 28
Peter Graf, father of Steffi, enters German jail for tax evasion 
Jul 28
Guatemala becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
Jul 29
US Senior Golf Open ends at Olympia Fields GC Ill 
Jul 30
Terrorist double suicide bombing in Jerusalem, kills 14 
Jul 30
Eighteen lives are lost in the Thredbo Landslide in New South Wales, Australia. 
Jul 31
A's trade Mark McGwire to St Louis Cardinals 
Aug 3
25th du Maurier Golf Classic: Colleen Walker 
Aug 3
BankBoston Senior Golf Classic 
Aug 3
Garth Brooks performs a free concert in Central Park NY for HBO 
Aug 3
Phil Mickelson wins golf's Sprint International 
Aug 3
Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria; 40-76 villagers killed. 
Aug 4
"Keenan Ivory Wayan Show" premieres on Fox TV 
Aug 4
185,000 Teamsters union United Parcel Service drivers walk off the job. 
Aug 4
In Colombia, international oil company Occidental Petroleum declare force majeure on all oil exports from the Cano Limon field after a series of attacks knocked out a major oil pipeline 
Aug 5
Korean Air 747 with 331 aboard crashes in Guam, 29 survive 
Aug 5
Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of world trade center bombing goes on trial 
Aug 5
Soyuz TM-26 crew of Anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov, launched 
Aug 6
Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in Apple Computer Inc 
Aug 6
NHL Nashville Tenn names Barry Trotz as its 1st coach 
Aug 7
STS 85 (Discovery 23) launches into orbit 
Aug 7
Ung Huot appointed Cambodia's 1st premier 
Aug 8
Mariners Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Chicago White Sox 
Aug 8
The UN approves a sale-price formula for Iraqi crude oil sales under the oil-for-food plan 
Aug 9
Security guard Abner Louima, attacked by NYC police 
Aug 9
Yanks break Minnesota Twins Brad Radke's string of 12 straight wins 
Aug 10
36th Walker Cup: US, 18-6 
Aug 10
Anaheim Angels Tony Phillips arrested for purchasing cocaine 
Aug 10
Atlanta Braves sign Greg Maddux to record 5 year, $575 Million deal 
Aug 10
Deb Richard wins LPGA Friendly's Classic 
Aug 10
Northville Long Island Senior Golf Classic 
Aug 10
Vijay Singh of Fiji wins Buick Open at the Warwick Hills Golf 
Aug 11
Benin legalizes Jan 10th as a voodoo holiday 
Aug 13
Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the NY Yankees 
Aug 13
SD Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels 
Aug 13
South Park's first episode is aired. 
Aug 14
"1776" opens at Criterion Theater NYC 
Aug 14
Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh formally sentenced to death 
Aug 14
Karrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Open 
Aug 14
Oklahoma Court of Appeals upholds death sentence of Timothy McVeigh 
Aug 14
Soyuz TM-25 lands 
Aug 15
Dan Wilson hits Seattle Mariners 3,000th HR 
Aug 15
Dow Jones drops 247.37 pts 
Aug 15
LA Dodgers retire Tommy Lasorda's #2 
Aug 16
For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia) 
Aug 16
The South African soccer team, Bafana Bafana wins against the national team of the Democratic Republic of the Congo at First National Bank stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa 
Aug 17
79th PGA Championship: Davis Love III shoots a 269 at Winged Foot GC 
Aug 17
First of America Senior Golf Classic 
Aug 17
Macy's Tap-o-mania 
Aug 17
Weetabix Women's British LPGA Open 
Aug 19
NY Yank 3rd baseman Wade Boggs pitches a scoreless inning vs Anaheim 
Aug 19
STS 85 (Discovery 23) lands 
Aug 20
Shelly Moore, 18, of Tenn, crowned 15th Miss Teen USA 
Aug 20
Souhane massacre in Algeria; over 60 people are killed and 15 kidnapped. 
Aug 21
Typhoon Winnie kills 140, injures 3,000 in East China 
Aug 21
US government forces closure of Hudson Foods due to E Coli break out 
Aug 24
97th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Joel Kribel 
Aug 24
Colleen Wakjer wins Star Bank LPGA Classic 
Aug 24
Gordon Spence discovers 2^2976221 - 1 (36th known Mersenne prime) 
Aug 24
Greg Norman wins World Series of Golf shooting 273 
Aug 24
Mark Calcavecchia wins Greater Vancouver Golf Open shooting 265 
Aug 24
Saint Luke's Senior Golf Classic 
Aug 25
Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill Berlin Wall policy. 
Aug 26
Beni-Ali massacre in Algeria; 60-100 people killed. 
Aug 28
Belgian amusement park riders were stuck upside down for 90 minutes 
Aug 29
At least 98 villagers are killed by the GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria. 
Aug 30
1st WNBA Championshion: Houston Comets beat NY Liberty 
Aug 30
Greg Rudaski is 1st to serve (2) 141 MPH serves in a match (US Open) 
Aug 31
"Gin Game" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 144 performances 
Aug 31
Don Mattingly's #23 is retired by NY Yankees 
Aug 31
Last episode of Rolanda airs 
Aug 31
Pittsburgh Senior Golf Classic 
Aug 31
Scott Hoch wins Greater Milwaukee Golf Open with a 268 
Aug 31
Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in a road tunnel, Paris 
Sep 1
"Doll's House" closes at Belasco Theater 
Sep 1
Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan 
Sep 1
Cindy Figg-Currier wins LPGA State Farm Rail Classic 
Sep 1
Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000 
Sep 2
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Montreal Canada on CHOM 97.7 FM 
Sep 2
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toronto Canada on CILQ 107.1 FM 
Sep 3
A Vietnam Airlines Tupolev TU-134 crashes on approach into Phnom Penh airport, killing 64. 
Sep 4
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Louisville KY on WTFX 100.5 FM 
Sep 4
14th MTV Awards: Jamiroquai, Jewel & Beck wins 
Sep 5
Athens in Greece, selected to host 2004 Olympics 
Sep 5
Orioles beat Yankes 13-9 in longest 9 inning game 
Sep 6
Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales 
Sep 7
111th US Women's Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Venus Williams (60 64) 
Sep 7
117th US Men's Tennis: Patrick Rafter beats Greg Rusedski (63 62 46 75) 
Sep 7
Boone Valley Senior Golf Classic 
Sep 7
Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation 
Sep 7
Karrie Webb wins Safeway LPGA Golf Championship 
Sep 7
Steve Jones wins Canadian Golf Open with a 275 
Sep 7
The first test flight of the F-22 Raptor takes place. 
Sep 9
Sinn Fein accepts Mitchell Principles on para-military disarmament 
Sep 10
Discovery buys Travel Channel for $20 million 
Sep 10
Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation 
Sep 10
Mark McGwire joins Babe as only players to hit 50 HRs in 2 consec yrs 
Sep 11
After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament, within the United Kingdom. 
Sep 12
NY Met John Olerud hits for the cycle 
Sep 12
The UN passes a resolution allowing Iraq to reach the $2.14 billion oil sales limit under its oil-for-food program 
Sep 12
The UN passes a resolution allowing Iraq to reach the $2.14 billion oil sales limit under its oil-for-food program 
Sep 13
Carolina Hurricane's 1st exhibition game beat NY Islanders 4-1 
Sep 13
Katherine Shindle (Ill), 24, crowned 71st Miss America 1998 
Sep 13
Mother Teresa's State Funeral held in India 
Sep 14
Bank One Senior Golf Classic 
Sep 14
Chicago Whites Sox retire Carlton Fisk's #72 
Sep 14
Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Classic 
Sep 14
Loren Roberts wins CVS Charity Golf Classic with a 266 
Sep 14
49th Emmy Awards: Law & Order, Frasier, Dennis Franz & Gillian Anderson win 
Sep 15
Edison Intl purchases Anaheim Stadium naming rights for $50M 
Sep 15
Oprah Winfrey announces she will continue her show through 2000 
Sep 16
ABL MVP Nikki McCray signs with WNBA 
Sep 16
Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO 
Sep 16
Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cardinals for $26M 
Sep 17
Dr Sam Sheppard's body (Fugitive) is exhumed for DNA test 
Sep 18
Seve Ballesteros & Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame 
Sep 18
Ted Turner gives $1 billion to UN 
Sep 18
Voters in Wales vote yes (50.3%) in a referendum on Welsh autonomy. 
Sep 19
Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria; 53 killed. 
Sep 20
Yanks clinch 37th appearance in post season, 3rd consecutive 
Sep 21
Brickyard Crossing Senior Golf Championhsip 
Sep 21
Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA PING Welch's Championship 
Sep 21
Mike Piazza is 2nd to hit a HR out of Dodger Stadium 
Sep 21
NY Yankee Cecil Fielder hits his 300th HR 
Sep 21
Tim Herron wins Texas Golf Open shooting a 271 
Sep 22
Elton John releases Diana tribute "Candle in the Wind 1997" 
Sep 22
Marv Albert pleads not guilty to sexual charges 
Sep 22
Bentalha massacre in Algeria; over 200 villagers killed. 
Sep 23
Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year (258) 
Sep 24
31st Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait wins 
Sep 24
Drug kingpin Ramon Arellano Felix placed on FBI's 10 most-wanted list 
Sep 25
"ER" is performed live on TV 
Sep 25
Britain's Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (714 mph) 
Sep 25
Marv Albert plea bargains in assault case 
Sep 25
STS 86 (Atlantis 20) launches into orbit 
Sep 25
WNBA announces it will add Detroit & Wash DC franchises 
Sep 26
Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 56th HR of 1997 
Sep 26
An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse. 
Sep 28
32nd Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14½-13½ to retain the Cup at Sotogrande Spain 
Sep 28
Emerald Coast Senior Golf Classic 
Sep 28
Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting 
Sep 28
St Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire hits his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A's) 
Sep 28
Wendy Ward wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Classic 
Sep 29
Jury selection in Terry Nichols Oklahoma bombing trial begins 
Sep 30
1st time 3 cons HRs in post season-Raines, Jeter, O'Neill (NY Yankees) 
Sep 30
Hooters agrees to pay $2 million in discrimination suits 
Sep 30
Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0 
Sep 30
Yanks Tim Raines, Derek Jeter & Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutively homers in post season (Yanks beat Indians 8-6) 
Oct 1
Carolina Hurricanes 1st game vs Tampa Bay Lightning 
Oct 1
Spice Hot premieres on cable 
Oct 3
Carolina Hurricanes 1st home game vs Pitts Penguins 
Oct 3
Gordie Howie, 69, plays in 7th decade, with IHL'S Detroit Vipers 
Oct 3
Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record at 280.3 mph 
Oct 3
Vancouver Canucks beats Mighty Ducks, 3-2 in Japan 
Oct 4
Farm Aid 10 concert in Texas cancelled due to weak ticket sales and moved to Illinois 
Oct 4
The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the $17.3 million in cash which had been taken. 
Oct 5
35th Tennis Fed Cup: France beats Netherlands in Den Bosch Neth (4-1) 
Oct 5
Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA CoreStates Betsy King Classic 
Oct 5
Davis Love III wins golf's Buick challenge, shooting a 267 
Oct 5
STS 86 (Atlantis 20) lands 
Oct 5
Vantage Senior Golf Championship 
Oct 9
ABL players allowed to own stock in the league 
Oct 9
Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico 
Oct 9
NC's Dean Smith winningest college basetball coach retires 
Oct 9
NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties 
Oct 9
Nobel prize for literature awarded to Dario Fo 
Oct 10
An Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74. 
Oct 11
Dennis Rodman returns from 2nd longest NBA suspension (11 games) 
Oct 12
David Duval wins Michelob Championship at Kingsmill Golf Club