On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Bill Clinton names his Labrador retriever "Buddy"

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Zara Larsson, Swedish singer-songwriter, born in Stockholm, Sweden

Famous Deaths

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