What Happened on December 21, 1997

Historical Events

  • Detroit Lions Barry Sanders is 3rd to run for 2,000 yards in a season
  • Detroit Lions linebacker Reggie Brown, knocked unconscious in game

Famous Deaths

  • Amie Comeaux, American country music singer, dies at 21
  • Bruce Woodcock, English boxer, European Heavyweight Champion, dies at 76
  • Harold Roxbee Cox, Baron Kings Norton, British aeronautical engineer, dies at 95
  • Juzo Itami, film director/actor (Lord Jim, Yuuguremade), dies at 64
  • Michael Lyne, air-marshal, dies at 78
1997 Highlights

About December 21, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight - Elton John
  • UK #1 Song: Too Much - Spice Girls