What Happened on December 27, 1997

Historical Events

  • Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland.

Famous Deaths

  • Anthea Joseph, British music promoter, dies at 57
  • Billy Wright, Irish Protestant paramilitary leader (b. 1960)
  • Brendan Gill, American critic (The New Yorker), dies at 83
  • Buxton Orr, Anglo-Scottish composer, dies at 73
  • Dorothy Stroud, garden historian, dies at 87
  • Ewart Abner, American record label executive, President of Motown Records, manager of Stevie Wonder), dies at 74
  • Tom Hudson, British artist and teacher, dies at 75
1997 Highlights

About December 27, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 1 month and 5 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