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From left, clockwise: the movie set of Titanic, the highest-grossing movie in history at the time; Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is published; Comet Hale-Bopp passes by Earth and becomes one of the most observed comets of the 20th century; Golden Bauhinia Square, where sovereignty of Hong Kong is handed over from the United Kingdom to the People's Republic of China; the Central European flood kills 114 people in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Germany; Korean Air Flight 801 crashes during heavy rain on Guam, killing 229; Mars Pathfinder and Sojourner land on Mars; flowers left outside Kensington Palace following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in a car crash in Paris.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
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1997 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1997
MCMXCVII
Ab urbe condita2750
Armenian calendar1446
ԹՎ ՌՆԽԶ
Assyrian calendar6747
Baháʼí calendar153–154
Balinese saka calendar1918–1919
Bengali calendar1404
Berber calendar2947
British Regnal year45 Eliz. 2 – 46 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2541
Burmese calendar1359
Byzantine calendar7505–7506
Chinese calendar丙子年 (Fire Rat)
4694 or 4487
    — to —
丁丑年 (Fire Ox)
4695 or 4488
Coptic calendar1713–1714
Discordian calendar3163
Ethiopian calendar1989–1990
Hebrew calendar5757–5758
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2053–2054
 - Shaka Samvat1918–1919
 - Kali Yuga5097–5098
Holocene calendar11997
Igbo calendar997–998
Iranian calendar1375–1376
Islamic calendar1417–1418
Japanese calendarHeisei 9
(平成9年)
Javanese calendar1929–1930
Juche calendar86
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4330
Minguo calendarROC 86
民國86年
Nanakshahi calendar529
Thai solar calendar2540
Tibetan calendar阳火鼠年
(male Fire-Rat)
2123 or 1742 or 970
    — to —
阴火牛年
(female Fire-Ox)
2124 or 1743 or 971
Unix time852076800 – 883612799

1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1997th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 997th year of the 2nd millennium, the 97th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1990s decade.

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Births and deaths

Main pages: Category:1997 births and Deaths in 1997

Nobel Prizes

References

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