What Happened on December 16, 1997

Historical Events

Event of Interest

US President Bill Clinton names his Labrador retriever "Buddy"

Famous Birthdays

Zara LarssonZara Larsson (25 years old)

Swedish pop singer-songwriter ("Uncover"; "Never Forget You"), born in Solna, Sweden

Born in 1997

Famous Deaths

  • Lillian Disney, widow of animator Walt Disney, dies of a stroke at 98
  • Nicolette Larson, American rock vocalist (Lotta Love; Twins), dies from brain seizure at 45
  • Richard Warwick, English actor (Johnny Dangerously, Sebastine, If), dies of AIDS complications at 52
1997 Highlights

About December 16, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight - Elton John
  • UK #1 Song: Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh! - Teletubbies