What Happened on December 24, 1997

Historical Events

  • The Dominican Republic becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people.

Famous Birthdays

  • Neeraj Chopra, Indian athlete (Olympic gold javelin 2020; first-ever Indian Olympic track & field gold), born in Panipat, Haryana, India
Born in 1997

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Fluck, Scottish musical educator, dies at 69
  • James Komack, American writer, director, and actor (The Courtship of Eddie's Father; Chico and the Man; Welcome Back, Kotter), dies at 73
  • Pierre PĂ©ladeau, Canadian businessman and founder of Quebecor, dies at 72

Toshiro Mifune (1920-1997)

Japanese writer and actor (Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Shogun), dies at 77

About December 24, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

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