On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1997

Historical Events

  • 1st Game at Wash Capitals' MCI Center vs Fla Panthers
  • STS 87 (Columbia 24) lands

Famous Deaths

  • Daphne Fielding, British socialite and writer, dies at 93
1997 Highlights

About December 5, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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