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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 24, 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.
- 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.
- Marina Chan: Singaporean swimmer.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 24, 1997?
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Top #11 songs in the USA
- Elton John - Something About The Way You Look Tonight
- Elton John - Candle In The Wind 1997
- 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
- Somethin' For The People - My Love Is The Shhh!
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #9 R&B songs
- Boyz II Men - A Song For Mama
- LSG - My Body
- Dru Hill - We're Not Making Love No More
- Usher - You Make Me Wanna...
- Next - Butta Love
- Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Featuring Da Brat - Sock It 2 Me/The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
- Somethin' For The People Featuring Trina & Tamara - My Love Is The Shhh!
- Total - What About Us
- Janet - Together Again
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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.