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Headlines From 1997 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1997 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1997 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1997 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1997 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1997 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1997 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1997 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1997 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1997 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1997 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
20th January 1997U.S. President Bill Clinton is inaugurated for his second term.
4th February 1997British Home Secretary Michael Howard informs Moors Murderer Myra Hindley that she will never be released from prison. This decision was made in agreement with a recommendation from Howard’s predecessor, David Waddington, in 1990.
22nd February 1997In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned. Dolly is the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell. She was born in July 1996 and died in 2003.
22nd March 1997The comet ‘Hale-Bopp’ makes its closest approach to Earth.
1st May 1997 The Labour Party ends eighteen years of Conservative rule by winning the 1997 general election.
2nd May 1997Tony Blair is appointed Prime Minister by the Queen.
3rd May 1997Katrina and the Waves win the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom with “Love Shine a Light“, the most successful Eurovision entry ever.
11th June 1997The British House of Commons votes for a total ban on handguns.
1st July 1997The United Kingdom hands sovereignty of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China.
15th July 1997Fashion designer Gianni Versace is shot dead outside his Miami residence by spree killer Andrew Cunanan.
31st August 1997Diana, Princess of Wales, is involved in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris. She is pronounced dead four hours later, at 04:00 a.m.
5th September 1997Mother Theresa of Calcutta dies of heart failure in Kolkata, India.
6th September 1997The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, takes place at Westminster Abbey and is watched by over two-billion people worldwide.
11th September 1997Scotland votes to create its own Parliament after 290 years of union with England.
18th September 1997Wales votes in favour of devolution and the formation of a National Assembly.
15th October 1997Andy Green sets the first supersonic land speed record for the ‘ThrustSSC’ team, led by Richard Noble of the UK. ‘ThrustSSC’ goes through the flying mile course at Black Rock Desert, Nevada at an average speed of 1,227.985 km/h (763.035 mph).
11th November 1997Mary McAleese is elected the 8th President of Ireland.
19th December 1997“Titanic“, the highest-grossing movie of all time, premieres in the United States.
27th December 1997Ulster loyalist paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland, inside Long Kesh prison.
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A Newspaper From 1997

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