On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld

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