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This year in History: Born in 1997 and fun news items.
This year in History
The year 1997
November 13 Lion King the musical opens in New York City.November 27 Barry Sanders of the Detroit Lions becomes the NFL's 2nd all-time leading rusher December 19 The movie Titanic is released. It will be the largest grossing movie for 12 years. Avatar surpasses it. March 10 Buffy the Vampire Slayer premieres.April 13 Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win golf's Masters TournamentMay 2 Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of the United KingdomMay 11 IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer defeats Garry Kasparov in chess, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player.May 12 The Angels score 13 runs in a single baseball inning.June 21 The WNBA plays it's first basketball game.June 26 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is first published.June 30 China gains sovereignty over the Hong Kong from Britain.August 31 Princess Diana of Wales, dies in a car crash in Paris.September 5 Mother Teresa, Nobel Peace Prize winner, dies.Famous
January 23 Madeleine Albright becomes the first female US Secretary of State
February 10 Chloe Moretz (Child Actress)April 1 Asa Butterfield (Child actor from Hugo)October 8 Bella Thorne (Actress Shake it Up!)
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