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

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
1997 Highlights

About December 29, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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