What Happened on December 26, 1997

Historical Events

  • The Soufriere Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat explodes, creating a small tsunami offshore.

Famous Deaths

  • Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek philosopher and economist, dies at 75
  • John Hinde, English pioneering color photographer (color postcards, documented circus life), dies at 81 [1]
  • John Whitley, British air-marshal, dies at 92
1997 Highlights

About December 26, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

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