On This Day

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, photographer/circus promoter, dies at 81
  • John Whitley, British air-marshal, dies at 92
1997 Highlights

About December 26, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

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