What Happened on December 25, 1997

Historical Events

  • For 1st time US movie box office receipts pass $6 billion

Television Finale

Jerry Seinfeld announces the final season of his TV show "Seinfeld" will air the following year

Famous Weddings

  • Actress Rue McClanahan (64) weds actor-producer Morrow Wilson (58) at Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria

Famous Deaths

  • Anatoli Boukreev, mountaineer, dies at 39
  • Denver Pyle, American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, The Andy Griffith Show), dies of lung cancer at 77
  • Giorgio Strehler, Italian opera and theatre director, dies at 76
  • Laurence Gower, academic, dies at 84
1997 Highlights

About December 25, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Christmas (India), Christmas Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

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