On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1997

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

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? 23 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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