Monday December 22, 1997: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 12/22/1997, UK date format: 22/12/1997

December 22nd, 1997 was the 356th day of the year 1997 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Capricorn. The day of the week was Monday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Elijah Clark and Denzel Dion.

The number one song in US was Something About The Way You Look Tonight by Elton John. Perfect Day by Various Artists was #1 song in the UK.

Finding North, directed by Tanya Wexler, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1997 while Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Robot Wars. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beast Wars: Transformers or Dreams to Reality.

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.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

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December 22, 1997 Events

What happened on December 22, 1997?

Historical Events

  • Hunter Tylo awarded $4 million in Melrose Place breach of contract
  • Nancy Kerring and Tonya Harding pre-record a show to air on FOX on February 5
  • Dawn Steel producer/president (Columbia TriStar), dies of brain tumor at age 51.
  • Merck baldness pill for men approved by US Food and Drug Administration.
  • Acteal massacre: Attendees at a prayer meeting of Roman Catholic activists for indigenous causes in the small village of Acteal in the Mexican state of Chiapas are massacred by paramilitary forces.
  • Hussein Aidid relinquishes the disputed title of President of Somalia by signing the Cairo Declaration, in Cairo, Egypt. It is the first major step towards reconciliation in Somalia since 1991.

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What happened on December 22 in history? Find out the list of December 22nd major events

What was 1997 famous for? Discover everything about 1997

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December 22, 1997 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on December 22, 1997?

Other December 22nd famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If December 22, 1997 is your birthday you are 25 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on December 22.

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December 22, 1997 Famous Deaths

Who died on December 22, 1997?

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December 22, 1997 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Capricorn personality

Who should a Capricorn marry?

Babies born in December are either Sagittarius or Capricorn. People born before December 21st are Sagittarius, while people born from December 22nd have the sign of Capricorn

Personality of December born

Chinese Zodiac

Ox chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Ox

Element: Fire

Ox personality

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December 22, 1997 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was December 22, 1997?

The day of the week was Monday.

December 22nd marks the 355th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 1997.

There are 9 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


December 22, 1997 Holidays and Observances

What is special on December 22, 1997?


  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
  • Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 22, 1997? Which were the top hits on December 22, 1997?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Something About The Way You Look Tonight
  2. - Candle In The Wind 1997
  3. - How Do I Live
  4. - You Make Me Wanna..
  5. - Together Againyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Perfect Day
  2. - Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh!
  3. - Barbie Girl
  4. - Never Ever
  5. - Baby Can I Hold You / Shooting Star

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - A Song For Mama
  2. - My Body
  3. - We're Not Making Love No More
  4. - You Make Me Wanna...
  5. - Butta Love

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - En El Jardin
  2. - Y Hubo Alguien
  3. - Si Tu Supieras
  4. - Nos Estorbo La Ropa
  5. - A Pesar De Todos

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Finding North

Finding North

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Tanya Wexler

Starring: Wendy Makkena, John Benjamin Hickey, Jonathan Walker, Anne Bobby

Un grand cri d'amour

Un grand cri d'amour

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Josiane Balasko

Starring: Josiane Balasko, Richard Berry, Daniel Prévost, Daniel Ceccaldi



Release year: 1997

Directed by: Dean Semler

Starring: Howie Long, Scott Glenn, William Forsythe, Suzy Amis

M.D.C. - Maschera di cera

M.D.C. - Maschera di cera

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Sergio Stivaletti

Starring: Romina Mondello, Elisabetta Rocchetti, Robert Hossein, Sonia Topazio, Gabriella Giorgelli, Rosa Pianeta, Riccardo Serventi Longhi, Omero Capanna

Country: Italy

The Education of Little Tree

The Education of Little Tree

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Richard Friedenberg

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

TV Series

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Robot Wars

Robot Wars

Release year: 1997

Directed by: William L. Stewart

Stella Street

Stella Street

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Peter Richardson

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Marcio Garcia



Release year: 1997

Directed by: Mick Garris

Vampire Princess Miyu

Vampire Princess Miyu

Release year: 1997

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1997?


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


In the early morning hours of May 2, 1981, shots rang out from Savannah's grandest mansion. Is it murder? Or self-defense? The shooting and its aftermath were heard throughout the hauntingly beautiful city of shaded squares and moss-hung oaks for …

A Certain Justice by P. D. James

A Certain Justice


New York Times Bestseller

The Matarese Countdown by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Countdown


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER: "First-rate suspense People Twenty years ago, top agents of the CIA and KGB joined forces to bring down Matarese Circle. This international cabal was a crossroads of the CIA, KGB, and the CIA.

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

Joy of Cooking


Joy of Cooking, Julia Child's bestselling book, is now in its 75th Anniversary Edition. This revised edition includes many of Julia Child's most loved recipes and quick and healthy recipes to help you cook the way you want.

Another City, Not My Own by Dominick Dunne

Another City, Not My Own


Gus Bailey is a journalist who has been in high society for a while and knows all the secrets of the very wealthy. He now turns his keen eye to Los Angeles and witnesses the trial of the accused.

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Beast Wars: Transformers

Beast Wars: Transformers

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Sony PlayStation

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Hasbro Interactive Takara

Dreams to Reality

Dreams to Reality

Platform: Personal computer, PlayStation

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Electronic Arts

The Bombing Islands

The Bombing Islands

Platform: Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64, PlayStation Network

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Kemco

Chaos Island: The Lost World

Chaos Island: The Lost World

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy



Platform: Arcade, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Network

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP CyberFront; JP MediaKite; JP Sourcenext; NA/EU THQ


December 22, 1997 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Last Quarter

The moon phase for December 22, 1997 is Last Quarter.

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Sport Games on December 22, 1997

Sport Games on December 22, 1997


American Basketball
  • Dallas Mavericks - New York Knicks : 67 - 79
  • Detroit Pistons - Philadelphia 76ers : 96 - 92
  • Golden State Warriors - Phoenix Suns : 76 - 91
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Houston Rockets : 94 - 83
  • Minnesota Timberwolves - Sacramento Kings : 79 - 89
See all Basketball game results of December 22, 1997


American Football
  • New England Patriots - Miami Dolphins : 14 - 12
See all American Football game results of December 22, 1997

La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Mallorca - Salamanca : 1 - 0
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Liga I

Football (Portugal)
  • Boavista - Porto : 3 - 4
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