1997 in History
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 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 6 O. J. Simpson found liable in murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Simpson
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