Friday December 19, 1997

US date format: 12/19/1997, UK date format: 19/12/1997

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 19, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. The Education of Little Tree, directed by Richard Friedenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Robot Wars. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cookie and Bibi 3 or CrimeWave.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

Events

  • MTV drops video Smack My Bitch Up by Prodigy
  • The film Titanic is released to movie theaters.
  • SilkAir Flight 185 crashes into the Musi River, near Palembang in Indonesia, killing 104.
  • Janet Jagan (the former wife of Cheddi Jagan) takes office in Guyana.
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Famous Deaths

Movies

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The Education of Little Tree

The Education of Little Tree

Directed by: Richard Friedenberg

Starring: James Cromwell, Joseph Ashton, Tantoo Cardinal, Mika Boorem

Kundun

Kundun

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang

Joey

Joey

Directed by: Ian Barry

Starring: Jamie Croft, Rebecca Gibney, Alex McKenna, Harold Hopkins

Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Country: United States of America

Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes

Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar

Starring: Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Chete Lera, Fele Martínez

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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Sport Games on December 19, 1997

Sport Games on December 19, 1997


NBA

American Basketball
  • Charlotte Hornets - Washington Wizards : 86 - 106
  • Detroit Pistons - Indiana Pacers : 90 - 98
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Atlanta Hawks : 98 - 96
  • Miami Heat - Philadelphia 76ers : 91 - 84
  • Milwaukee Bucks - Toronto Raptors : 91 - 92
See all Basketball game results of December 19, 1997

Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Charleroi - Lierse : 3 - 0
See all Football game results of December 19, 1997

Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Dortmund - Schalke 04 : 2 - 2
  • M'gladbach - Hertha : 4 - 2
See all Football game results of December 19, 1997

Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • Auxerre - Bordeaux : 4 - 2
  • Bastia - Lyon : 0 - 1
  • Le Havre - Nantes : 1 - 0
  • Metz - Monaco : 3 - 0
  • Montpellier - Lens : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of December 19, 1997

TV Series

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Robot Wars

Robot Wars

Directed by: William L. Stewart

Stella Street

Stella Street

Directed by: Peter Richardson

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

Directed by: Marcio Garcia

Sleepwalkers

Sleepwalkers

Directed by: Mick Garris

Vampire Princess Miyu

Vampire Princess Miyu

Days to next December 19

If December 19, 1997 is your birthday you're 22 years, 9 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

The Perfect Storm

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The bestselling book that became the blockbuster film starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Diane Lane. In October 1991, three weather systems collided off the coast of Nova Scotia to create a storm of singular fury, boasting waves over one …

The Matarese Countdown by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Countdown

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “First-rate suspense.”—People Twenty years ago, top agents from the CIA and KGB banded together to bring down the Matarese Circle, an international cabal of

Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker

Joy of Cooking

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The bestselling Joy of Cooking—the book Julia Child called “a fundamental resource for any American cook”—now in a revised and updated 75th Anniversary edition, which restores the voice of the original authors and many of the most beloved recipes from …

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie

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Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to …

Another City, Not My Own by Dominick Dunne

Another City, Not My Own

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Gus Bailey, journalist to high society, knows the sordid secrets of the very rich. Now he turns his penetrating gaze to a courtroom in Los Angeles, witnessing the trial of the

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Brunswick World: Tournament of Champions

Brunswick World: Tournament of Champions

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Black Pearl

Duckman: The Graphic Adventures of a Private Dick

Duckman: The Graphic Adventures of a Private Dick

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Graphic adventure game

Publisher: Playmates Interactive Entertainment

Cookie and Bibi 3

Cookie and Bibi 3

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Semicom

CrimeWave

CrimeWave

Platform: Saturn

Genre: Driving/Car combat

Publisher: Eidos Interactive Virgin Interactive (Japan)

Backyard Sports

Backyard Sports

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Sports

Publisher: GT Interactive

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 19, 1997?

On December 19, 1997 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is December 19, 1997?

On December 19, 1997 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 19, 1997?

On December 19, 1997 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 19, 1997?

On December 19, 1997 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on December 19, 1997?

On December 19, 1997 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people died on December 19, 1997?

Famous people died on December 19, 1997 include, David Norman Schramm, Masaru Ibuka, Jimmy Rogers.

What was the number one song in December 19, 1997?

The number one song in the week of December 19, 1997 was Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John in US and Perfect Day by Various Artists in UK.

What were the top hits on December 19, 1997?

The top hits on December 19, 1997 were Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John, Something About The Way You Look Tonight by Elton John, How Do I Live by LeAnn Rimes, You Make Me Wanna.. by Usher in US and Perfect Day by Various Artists, Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh! by Teletubbies in UK.


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