1997 Newspapers

A 1997 newspaper makes the perfect gift for anyone born this year or any historian wishing to look back on news from any particular day.

Read about all the events which shaped this fascinating year in history with an original newspaper. Historic Newspapers’ archive houses the largest collection of authentic newspaper in the world, with over 4 million originals from the nation’s most well respected newspapers. Explore the archive and find the perfect sentimental gift for someone special.

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1997 Newspapers

1997 Newspaper Headlines

Historic Newspapers’ collection of 1997 news articles features some of the years most jaw-dropping headlines from natural disasters to political scandals to celebrity gossip. Memorable 1997 headlines include the inauguration of Bill Clinton for his second term, scientists announcement that the first animal had been cloned successfully the year before, and the death of fashion designer and icon Gianni Versace.

One of the most shocking stories of the year was the announcement that Diana Princess of Wales had died in a car accident in Paris. Diana was loved by the British nation and around the world, which earned her the nickname “The People’s Princess”, and her death was widely mourned throughout the world. It was an eventful year in history. You can read all about these events and more in an original 1997 newspaper from Historic Newspapers.

January 20, 1997
President Bill Clinton is inaugurated for his second term.

February 8, 1997 
Corey Scott, motorcycle stunt rider is killed in front of a crowd of around 30,00 spectators. He was performing a stunt at the Orange Bowl stadium in Miami, Florida, which went terribly wrong.

February 10, 1997 
After hearing allegations of misconduct, the United States Army suspends Gene C. McKinney, Sergeant Major of the Army and its stop-ranking enlisted soldier.

February 22, 1997
In 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.

March 9, 1997 
American rapper The Notorious B.I.G. is killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles.

March 22, 1997
The comet ‘Hale-Bopp’ makes its closest approach to Earth.

May 2, 1997 
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is dedicated in Washington D.C.

May 25, 1997
Strom Thurmond becomes the longest-serving member of the United States Senate, serving 41 months and 10 months.

July 4, 1997 
NASA’s Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.

July 15, 1997
Fashion designer Gianni Versace is shot dead outside his Miami residence by spree killer Andrew Cunanan.

August 6, 1997
Microsoft buy a $150 million share of financially troubled Apple Computer.

August 31, 1997
Diana, 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.

September 5, 1997
Mother Theresa of Calcutta dies of heart failure in Kolkata, India.

September 6, 1997
The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, takes place at Westminster Abbey and is watched by over two-billion people worldwide.

September 11, 1997
Scotland votes to create its own Parliament after 290 years of union with England.

October 15, 1997
Andy 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).

October 16, 1997 
The first color photograph appears on the front page of The New York Times. 

December 19, 1997
“Titanic“, the highest-grossing movie of all time until the 2009 film Avatar, premieres.

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Andrea S June 28 2022

Educational!

Karan Jain June 21 2022

Great buy

Angela Eichner June 14 2022

Fast delivery and great service!

Carla Degnan June 13 2022

I am very unsatisfied with the order I placed through your company. The order did not arrive until after I paid the for the expedited service and the order was not in good shape. When the box was opened the newspaper was not centered in the frame and the frame immediately fell apart and could not be put back together well at all - it consistently fell apart. The presentation that you advertised was not at all what arrived at my home and this was a special gift for a 60th birthday. If the shipping could not be delivered within the 2 day expeditied time that I requested I should have received a notification by email that you could not meet the expedited shipping date so it would get here in the 2 days. I placed the order on 5/25/22 and received an email on 5/27/22 stating that it was on its way but it did not arrive until 5/31/22 - this is 6 days after the order was placed and I would have not requested the expedited shipping if I knew it would arrive after 5/29/22.nnI am not at all pleased and would like to have the order totally refunded including the shipping costs. I will gladly send you back the newspaper and the frame if that is what you need in order to expedite this. I have tried several times to contact you by phone but have not gotten through. The item has been shipped back to you.n

  • Historic Newspapers Team June 14 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    Looking at your order, and email confirmation, we had confirmed that your order was due for delivery between May 27-May 30 but unfortunately was 1 business day later than expected, which we do apologize for.

    In regards to the product itself, we have passed your review onto our Customer Service Team and a Representative will be in contact shortly to obtain photos of the product and hopefully can resolve this issue for you.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenienced caused.

    Kindest Regards
    The Historic Newspapers Team

Tara Zingali June 6 2022

I believe it is authentic.

Shawna Briggs June 1 2022

It was the perfect birthday gift for my husband. He was thoroughly surprised and pleased to read his paper.

Ron McAmis May 24 2022

Got this for my father for his 77th birthday, and he said it’s the BEST gift that he’s EVER received!

KRISTINE MARKLE May 17 2022

Amazing to have a certified original newspaper from the date you want!!!!

Laura McFadden May 3 2022

I purchased this for my fathers 80th birthday and it was an authentic Wall Street journal from the day in 1942. The paper was in good condition and he loved it. It arrived timely and I would highly recommend their product.

Melissa R May 2 2022

Its authentic and amazing to look back on news and events that happened back them. Plus newspapers are so rare makes me want to go out and some some to pass on to my children.