Historical Events for February 1997

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2nd - "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" closes at Gershwin NYC
2nd - Mark O'Meara wins Pebble Beach National Golf Pro-am
2nd - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-23 (OT)
2nd - Royal Caribbean Senior Golf Classic
2nd - Scotty Bowman becomes first coach in NHL history to win 1,000 games
3rd - Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Ithaca NY
3rd - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Detroit MI on WKRK 97.1 FM
4th - Mario LeMieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals
4th - Secretary of State Margaret Albright announces she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish
4th - En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.
4th - After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ SimpsonNFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 5th - OJ Simpson found liable in the deaths of Ron Goldman & Nicole Simpson in a civil court action.
5th - 3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund
5th - Brook Lee, Hawaii, crowned 46th Miss USA (en route to Miss Universe)
6th - Diane Blood, 32, in England, won right to use her dead husbands sperm
7th - US & Russia announce summit set for Helsinki, March 20-21
9th - 11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds
9th - 47th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-120 at Cleveland
9th - Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am
9th - LG Senior Golf Championship
9th - Mark O'Meara wins Buick golf invitational
9th - Palm Beach National LPGA Pro-Am
9th - Fox cartoon series "Simpsons" airs 167th episode the longest-running animated series in cartoon history
10th - 13th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
10th - 5th ESPY Awards: Michael Johnson, Amy Van Dyken Lobo win
10th - Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach to Earth (1.9245 AU)
10th - O J Simpson jury reaches decision on $25M in punitive damages
10th - Soyuz TM-25 launches to the MIR
10th - Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991
NFL Coaching Legend Bill ParcellsNFL Coaching Legend Bill Parcells 11th - Bill Parcells becomes head coach of NY Jets
11th - STS 82 (Discovery 22) launches
12th - Fred Goldman says he will settle for a signed murder confession from O J Simpson in lieu of his $20.5 million judgement
13th - "Three Sisters," opens at Criterion Theater NYC
13th - Discovery captures Hubble Space Telescope
15th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Tara Lipinski
15th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldridge
16th - At age 25, Jeff Gordon is youngest winner in Daytona 500 history
16th - GTE Suncoast Senior Golf Classic
16th - Paul Stankowski wins Hawaiian Golf Open
16th - Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Los Angeles Women's Championship
17th - Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Pasadena Calif
17th - Weekly Standard shows evidence Larry Flint sexually abused his daughter
19th - FCC makes available 311 for non-emergency calls & 711 for hearing or speech-impaired emergency calls
20th - "Stanley" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC
MLB Legend Barry BondsMLB Legend Barry Bonds 20th - SF Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract
21st - "Empire Strikes Back, special edition," premieres
21st - STS 82 (Discovery 22) lands
22nd - Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open
23rd - Ali Abu Kamal opens fire in Empire State Building & kills 1
23rd - American Express Senior Golf Invitational
23rd - Jeff Sluman wins Tucson Golf Classic
23rd - NBC TV shows "Schindler's List," completely uncensored, 65M watch
23rd - Tucson Chrysler Golf Classic
23rd - Scientists in Scotland announced they succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named "Dolly"
Chinese Communist Party Leader Deng XiaopingChinese Communist Party Leader Deng Xiaoping 24th - Deng Xiaoping, leader of China, cremated (died Feb 19th)
24th - South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp
26th - 39th Grammy Awards: Change the World Babyface, Beck & LeAnn Rimes wins
27th - "Last Night of Ballyhoo" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC
27th - Singer Sade (Helen Folasade), arrest in Jamaica for disobeying a cop
28th - Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45
28th - FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia
28th - Smokers must prove they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in US
28th - The North Hollywood shootout takes place.

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