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
1997 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dylan Minnette, American actor (13 Reasons Why; Saving Grace), and singer-songwriter (Wallows - Are You Bored Yet?), born in Evansville, Indiana
Born in 1997

Famous Weddings

Cate Blanchett

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

About December 29, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 5 months and 3 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