The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2025. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a solar cycle.
April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10), December 12 (12/12), and the last day of February always fall on the same day of the week in any given year. This is called the ‘Doomsday rule’. Check these dates using the full 12-month calendar below to verify.
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Historical Events Of 1997
- February 7, 1997 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Ox in Chinese astrology.
- March 9, 1997 – Comet Hale–Bopp: Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day.
- April 22, 1997 – The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.
- May 16, 1997 – Mobutu Sese Seko, the President of Zaire, flees the country.
- June 13, 1997 – A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
- June 30, 1997 – The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China.
- July 10, 1997 – Miguel Ángel Blanco, a member of Partido Popular (Spain), is kidnapped in the Basque city of Ermua by ETA members, sparking widespread protests.
- October 12, 1997 – Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria that killed 43 at a fake roadblock.
- November 16, 1997 – After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People’s Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.
- December 3, 1997 – In Ottawa, Canada, representatives from 121 countries sign the Ottawa Treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel landmines. The United States, People’s Republic of China, and Russia do not sign the treaty, however.
Who Were Born On 1997?
- April 24, 1997 – Lydia Ko, New Zealand golfer
- April 30, 1997 – Adam Ryczkowski, Polish footballer
- May 7, 1997 – Darya Kasatkina, Russian tennis player
- June 21, 1997 – Rebecca Black, American singer and actress
- June 26, 1997 – Callum Taylor, English cricketer
- July 3, 1997 – Mia McKenna-Bruce, English actress
- July 7, 1997 – Erina Ikuta, Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume)
- August 4, 1997 – Ekaterina Ryabova, Russian singer
- November 7, 1997 – Erika Hendsel, Estonian tennis player
- December 3, 1997 – Hayley Okines, English activist (d. 2015)