What Happened on November 29, 1997

Historical Events

  • OPEC agrees to an increase in its production ceiling. OPEC has raised the ceiling to 27.5 million barrels per day for the first half of 1998
  • USAir Arena closes, hosting Wash Wizards

Famous Deaths

  • Coleman Young, 1st African American mayor of Detroit, dies at 79
  • Heikki Savolainen, Finnish pommel horse gymnast (Olympic medalist, 1928-52, including gold, 1948), and medical doctor, dies at 90
  • Isabelle Kelley, American social worker credited with instigating the US Federal Food Stamp Program, dies at 80
  • Jan Klaasesz, Dutch Governor of Suriname (1949-56), dies at 90

About November 29, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 25 years and 6 months
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: Perfect Day - Various Artists