February 1997 in history

February 1997 events chronologically

Feb 4 After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections
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 5 The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families
Feb 11 Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope
Feb 22 In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned
Feb 25 Yi Han-yong, North Korean defector was murdered by unidentified assailants in Bundang, South Korea
Feb 28 GRB 970228, a highly luminous flash of gamma rays, strikes the Earth for 80 seconds, providing early evidence that gamma-ray bursts occur well beyond the Milky Way

Top 7 most famous people born in February 1997

Feb 5 Patrick Roberts an English professional footballer who plays as a second striker or right winger for Fulham.
Feb 8 Kathryn Newton an American teen actress best known for her role as Louise Brooks in the CBS television series Gary Unmarried as well as for her role as Alex Nelson in the 2012 feature film Paranormal Activity 4, which earned her the 2013 Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film.
Feb 10 Chloë Grace Moretz an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2004 at the age of seven, and her first award nomination came the following year for The Amityville Horror. Her film credits include Days of Summer, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Kick-Ass, Let Me In, Hugo, Dark Shadows, Carrie, If I Stay and The Equalizer. In 2010, Moretz provided the voice of Hit-Girl for Kick-Ass: The Game. Three years later, she reprised the role in Kick-Ass 2. In 2014, she performed in The Public Theatre's off-Broadway production of The Library in March and April
Feb 10 Adam Armstrong (footballer) an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Newcastle United.
Feb 13 Prince Michael Jackson I an American television personality and actor. He is the eldest child of pop legend Michael Jackson
Feb 20 Vanja Milinković-Savić a Spanish-born Serbian football goalkeeper who plays for Vojvodina in Serbian SuperLiga, on loan from Manchester United.
Feb 25 Isabelle Fuhrman an American actress. She is known for playing Esther in the 2009 horror/thriller film Orphan, and Clove in The Hunger Games

Top 7 most famous people died in February 1997

Feb 3 Bohumil Hrabal a Czech writer, regarded by many Czechs as one of the best writers of the 20th century.
Feb 10 Brian Connolly an British musician, best known as the lead singer of the British rock band Sweet.
Feb 16 Chien-Shiung Wu a Chinese American experimental physicist who made significant contributions in the research of radioactivity. Wu worked on the Manhattan Project, where she helped develop the process for separating uranium metal into the U-235 and U-238 isotopes by gaseous diffusion. She is best known for conducting the Wu experiment, which contradicted the Law of Conservation of Parity. This discovery earned the 1957 Nobel Prize in physics for her colleagues Tsung-Dao Lee and Chen-Ning Yang, and also earned Wu the inaugural Wolf Prize in Physics in 1978. Her expertise in experimental physics evoked comparisons to Marie Curie, and her many honorary nicknames include "the First Lady of Physics", "the Chinese Madame Curie", and the "Queen of Nuclear Research"
Feb 18 Bozorg Alavi an influential Iranian writer, novelist, and political intellectual. He was a founding member of the communist Tudeh Party of Iran in the 1940s and – following the 1953 coup against Premier Mohammad Mossadegh – spent the rest of his life in exile in Germany, first during the Pahlavi regime, then returning to Germany once more following the 1979 revolution. His finest novel is Chashm'hā'yash , which was published in Iran in 1952 and was subsequently banned
Feb 19 Deng Xiaoping a Chinese revolutionary and statesman. He was the leader of China from 1978 until his retirement in 1992. After Mao Zedong's death, Deng led his country through far-reaching market economic reforms. While Deng never held office as the head of state, head of government or General Secretary , he nonetheless was considered the "paramount leader" of the People's Republic of China from December 1978 to 1992. As the core of the second-generation leaders, Deng shared his power with several powerful older politicians commonly known as the Eight Elders
Feb 23 Tony Williams (drummer) an American jazz drummer.
Feb 25 Andrei Sinyavsky a Russian writer, dissident, political prisoner, emigrant, Professor of Sorbonne University, magazine founder and publisher. He frequently wrote under the pseudonym Абрам Терц