1997

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1997 was the 126th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

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See also List of Birmingham homicides in 1997

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In 1997 Bill Cosby's son Ennis was murdered. Bill Clinton began his second term as President of the United States. The Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XXXI. O. J. Simpson was found liable for the deaths of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson in civil proceedings. The Hale-Bopp comet made its closest approach to Earth. Tony Blair became Prime Minister of the UK. Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in chess. The Chicago Bulls won their 5th NBA championship. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was published. F. W. Woolworth & Company went out of business. Boeing merged with McDonnell Douglas. Google.com was registered as an internet domain. The Florida Marlins won the World Series and Opryland USA closed its doors.

Notable films of 1997 included Titanic, As Good as it Gets, and L. A. Confidential. Steven Millhauser won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer and Arundhati Roy won the Booker Prize for The God of Small Things.

Notable deaths in 1997 included Deng Xiaoping, The Notorious B.I.G., Willem de Kooning, Allen Ginsberg, Jacques Cousteau, Jimmy Stewart, Charles Kuralt, Gianni Versace, William S. Burroughs, Princess Diana, Mother Teresa, and John Denver.

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