Wednesday 24 December 1997, Christmas Eve
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John.
In UK Perfect Day by Various Artists was in the top 5 hits.
Jackie Brown, directed by Quentin Tarantino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997
while Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ... And It's All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 December 1997 ?
- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
- 1st time a Chanukah candle is officially lit in Vatican City
- The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1997 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elton John - Candle In The Wind 1997
- Elton John - Something About The Way You Look Tonight
- LeAnn Rimes - How Do I Live
- Usher - You Make Me Wanna..
- Janet - Together Again
- Puff Daddy - It's All About The Benjamin's
- LSG - My Body
- Mase - Feel So Good
- Robyn - Show Me Love
- Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply
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