What Happened on December 24, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st time a Channukah candle is officially lit in Vatican City
  • The Dominican Republic becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people.

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Fluck, musical educationalist, dies at 69
  • Anthea Joseph, music producer, dies at 57
  • James Komack, producer (Courtship of Eddie's Father), dies at 67
  • Pierre PĂ©ladeau, Quebec businessman, founder of Quebecor (b. 1925)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Toshiro Mifune, Japanese actor (Shogun), dies at 77

Actor & Writer Toshiro Mifune
Actor & Writer
Toshiro Mifune