On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1997

Famous Deaths

  • Dawn Steel, American filmmaker, 1st woman to head Hollywood studio, dies of cancer at 51
  • Denise Levertov, American poet and essayist (Joy Beneath the Skin), dies at 74
  • Dick Spooner, English cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 12 dismissals), dies at 77
  • Vincent Ciccone, inventor (Blow-Pops candy), dies at 81
1997 Highlights

About December 20, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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