1997

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This article is about the year 1997. For the number, see 1997 (number). For handover of Hong Kong, see Transfer of the sovereignty of Hong Kong. For the band, see 1997 (band).
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1997 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1997
MCMXCVII
Ab urbe condita 2750
Armenian calendar 1446
ԹՎ ՌՆԽԶ
Assyrian calendar 6747
Bahá'í calendar 153–154
Bengali calendar 1404
Berber calendar 2947
British Regnal year 45 Eliz. 2 – 46 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2541
Burmese calendar 1359
Byzantine calendar 7505–7506
Chinese calendar 丙子(Fire Rat)
4693 or 4633
    — to —
丁丑年 (Fire Ox)
4694 or 4634
Coptic calendar 1713–1714
Discordian calendar 3163
Ethiopian calendar 1989–1990
Hebrew calendar 5757–5758
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2053–2054
 - Shaka Samvat 1919–1920
 - Kali Yuga 5098–5099
Holocene calendar 11997
Igbo calendar 997–998
Iranian calendar 1375–1376
Islamic calendar 1417–1418
Japanese calendar Heisei 9
(平成9年)
Juche calendar 86
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4330
Minguo calendar ROC 86
民國86年
Thai solar calendar 2540
Unix time 852076800–883612799

1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1997th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 997th year of the 2nd millennium, the 97th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1990s decade.

It is notable as being the year Hong Kong was handed back to China from the United Kingdom.

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The funeral cortege of Diana, Princess of Wales, en route to Westminster Abbey from Kensington Palace.

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  • The Toyota Prius, the first hybrid vehicle to go into full production, is unveiled in Japan on October 24, and goes on sale in Japan on December 9. It comes to U.S. showrooms on July 11, 2000.[1]

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Main article: Deaths in 1997

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Nobel Prizes[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Taylor III (2006-02-24). "The Birth of the Prius - March 6, 2006". Money.cnn.com. Retrieved 2011-11-08.