What Happened on December 16, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Clinton names his Labrador retriever "Buddy"

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

Famous Deaths

  • Lillian Disney, widow of animator Walt Disney, dies of a stroke at 98
  • Nicolette Larson, singer (Lotta Love), dies from brain seizure at 45
  • Richard Warwick, actor (Johnny Dangerously, Sebastine, If), dies at 52