December 24, 1997 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • 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.

Deaths in History

  • James Komack, producer (Courtship of Eddie's Father), dies at 67
  • Pierre PĂ©ladeau, Quebec businessman, founder of Quebecor (b. 1925)