Wednesday December 24, 1997, Christmas Eve

US date format: 12/24/1997, UK date format: 24/12/1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 24, 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 Marina Chan . In that special week of December people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Finding North, directed by Tanya Wexler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Matarese Countdown by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Robot Wars. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Asmodeus or Fantastic Four.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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.

Events

  • The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people.
  • 50–100 villagers are killed in the Sid El-Antri massacre in Algeria.

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Movies

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Finding North

Finding North

Directed by: Tanya Wexler

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

Un grand cri d'amour

Un grand cri d'amour

Directed by: Josiane Balasko

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

Firestorm

Firestorm

Directed by: Dean Semler

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

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

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Music charts

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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 24

If December 24, 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 Dark Side Of Camelot by Seymour M. Hersh

The Dark Side Of Camelot

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This monumental work of investigative journalism reveals the Kennedy White House as never before. With its meticulously documented & compulsively readable portrait of John F.

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

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Being a teen is hard - but you are not alone. This book is filled with stories that will make you laugh and make you cry.

Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose

Citizen Soldiers

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From Stephen E. Ambrose, bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the inspiring story of the ordinary men of the U.S. army in northwest Europe from the day after D-Day until the end of the bitterest days of World …

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes

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A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.

Dirty Jokes And Beer by Drew Carey

Dirty Jokes And Beer

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We all know Drew Carey from The Drew Carey Show and his award-winning stand-up career, but do we really know Drew Carey, the person?

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Asmodeus

Asmodeus

Platform: DOS

Genre: Action-adventure, Roleplaying video game

Publisher: Vochozka Trading

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Galilei ja kadonneet lelut

Platform: Windows

Beasts and Bumpkins

Beasts and Bumpkins

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy Simulation

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, iOS, PlayStation 4

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: PlayStation; JP Square WW Sony Computer Entertainment; JP Square; WW Sony Computer Entertainment; Microsoft Windows; Eidos Interactive

Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 24, 1997?

On December 24, 1997 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is December 24, 1997?

On December 24, 1997 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 24, 1997?

On December 24, 1997 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 24, 1997?

On December 24, 1997 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on December 24, 1997?

On December 24, 1997 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 24, 1997?

On December 24, 1997 several famous people were born including, Marina Chan.

Which famous people died on December 24, 1997?

Famous people died on December 24, 1997 include, Alan Fluck, Anthea Joseph, Pierre Peladeau.

What was the number one song in December 24, 1997?

The number one song in the week of December 24, 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 24, 1997?

The top hits on December 24, 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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