What Happened on December 11, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Sunshine Boys" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC
  • Delegates from 150 industrial nations attending a United Nations climate conference in Kyoto, Japan, reach agreement on a protocol to control heat-trapping greenhouse gases; the protocol commita nations to roll back greenhouse gase emissions below 1990 levels
  • Federal judge orders Microsoft not to bundle IE4 in Windows

Famous Deaths

  • Kenneth WIlliam Gatland, aerospace scientist, dies at 73