Saturday December 20, 1997

US date format: 12/20/1997, UK date format: 20/12/1997

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see zodiac on December 20, 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. Famous people born on this day include Suzuka Nakamoto . In that special week of December people in US were listening to Something About The Way You Look Tonight by Elton John. In UK Perfect Day by Various Artists was in the top 5 hits. 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 C-Dogs or Critical Depth.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1997, at December 20 across the years or at December 1997 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.

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Movies

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Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

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

Country: United States of America

Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

Starring: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Country: United States of America

Titanic

Titanic

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Country: United States of America

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Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes

Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar

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

Country: United States of America

As Good as It Gets

As Good as It Gets

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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Sport Games on December 20, 1997

Sport Games on December 20, 1997


NBA

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Miami Heat : 92 - 99
  • Chicago Bulls - New Jersey Nets : 100 - 92
  • Golden State Warriors - Seattle SuperSonics : 89 - 108
  • Houston Rockets - San Antonio Spurs : 87 - 100
  • Indiana Pacers - Orlando Magic : 95 - 92
See all Basketball game results of December 20, 1997

NFL

American Football
  • Buffalo Bills - Green Bay Packers : 21 - 31
  • St. Louis Rams - Carolina Panthers : 30 - 18
See all American Football game results of December 20, 1997

Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Anderlecht - Beveren : 2 - 0
  • Lokeren - Molenbeek : 5 - 0
  • Lommel - Westerlo : 2 - 1
  • Mouscron - Genk : 0 - 2
  • Standard - Gent : 3 - 3
See all Football game results of December 20, 1997

Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Bielefeld - Karlsruhe : 2 - 1
  • Duisburg - Bochum : 2 - 0
  • Kaiserslautern - FC Koln : 3 - 2
  • Leverkusen - Stuttgart : 6 - 1
  • Munich 1860 - Werder Bremen : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of December 20, 1997

TV Series

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Stella Street

Stella Street

Directed by: Peter Richardson

Robot Wars

Robot Wars

Directed by: William L. Stewart

Vampire Princess Miyu

Vampire Princess Miyu

Sleepwalkers

Sleepwalkers

Directed by: Mick Garris

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

Directed by: Marcio Garcia

How old am I?

If December 20, 1997 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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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?

C-Dogs

C-Dogs

Platform: PC (DOS, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows), source ports to additional platforms

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Ronny Wester

CART Precision Racing

CART Precision Racing

Platform: Windows 95

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Critical Depth

Critical Depth

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Car combat

Publisher: GT Interactive

Dark Earth

Dark Earth

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action/Adventure

Publisher: MicroProse

Donkey Kong Land III

Donkey Kong Land III

Platform: Game Boy, Game Boy Color, 3DS Virtual Console

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Nintendo

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 20, 1997?

On December 20, 1997 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is December 20, 1997?

On December 20, 1997 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 20, 1997?

On December 20, 1997 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 20, 1997?

On December 20, 1997 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on December 20, 1997?

On December 20, 1997 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 20, 1997?

On December 20, 1997 several famous people were born including, Suzuka Nakamoto.

Which famous people died on December 20, 1997?

Famous people died on December 20, 1997 include, Juzo Itami, Vincent Ciccone, Dawn Steel.

What was the number one song in December 20, 1997?

The number one song in the week of December 20, 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 20, 1997?

The top hits on December 20, 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 in US and Perfect Day by Various Artists, Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh! by Teletubbies, Barbie Girl by Aqua in UK.