On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1997

Historical Events

Music History

MTV drops video "Smack My Bitch Up" by Prodigy

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? 23 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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