What Happened on December 8, 1997

Historical Events

Music History

Revival of Neil Simon's comedy "The Sunshine Boys", starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randell, opens at Lyceum Theater, NYC; runs for 230 performance

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Bell, clown (WGN's 1st Bozo), dies at 75
  • Léon Poliakov, French historian (The Aryan Myth), dies at 87
  • Nicholas Polunin, British botanist and environmentalist, dies at 88

About December 8, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight - Elton John
  • UK #1 Song: Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh! - Teletubbies