On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1997

Historical Events

  • Carquest Bowl 8: Georgia Tech beats West Virginia, 35-30
  • Cricket Women's World Cup: Australia defeats New Zealand by 5 wickets
  • Hong Kong begins slaughtering all its chickens to prevent bird flu
  • Orville Lynn Majors, 36, arrested for many deaths under his care
  • Russia signs agreement to build a $3B nuclear power plant in China

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Cate Blanchett (28) weds screenwriter Andrew Upton (31) at Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Pat Clarke, British cyclist, dies at 82
1997 Highlights

About December 29, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn