On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1997

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

MTV drops video "Smack My Bitch Up" by Prodigy

Singer and Dancer Keith Flint
Singer and Dancer
Keith Flint

Famous Deaths

  • David Schramm, American astrophysicist (pioneer in establishing particle astrophysics as a vibrant research field), dies at 52
  • Jimmy Rogers, American blues musician (Muddy Waters' Band) dies at 73
  • Masaru Ibuka, Japanese electronics industrialist (Sony Corp), dies at 89
1997 Highlights

About December 19, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius