What Happened on December 23, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson is quickest to reach 500 wins (682 games)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Colorado Avalanche Jari Kurri is 8th NHLer to score 600 career goals

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • Terry Nichols found guilty of manslaughter in Oklahoma bombing
  • US Agriculture Dept estimates it costs $149,820 to raise a child to 18

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Woody Allen, 62 weds Soon-Yi Previn 27, adopted daughter of Mia Farrow

Actor, Screenwriter & Director Woody Allen
Actor, Screenwriter & Director
Woody Allen

Famous Deaths

  • Austin Whitaker, schoolmaster classical scholar/archivist, dies at 90
  • Brian Malzard Foss, psychologist, dies at 76
  • Donald Gunn MacRae, sociologist, dies at 76
  • Hrvoje Horvatic, video artist, dies at 39
  • Keith Bentley, international racing cyclist, dies at 72
  • Stanley Cortez, cinematographer (Magnificent Ambersons), dies at 89