Thursday December 25, 1997, Christmas

US date format: 12/25/1997, UK date format: 25/12/1997

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 25, 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. Finding North, directed by Tanya Wexler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Ghost by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Robot Wars. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Castlevania Legends or Moto Racer.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.

Events

  • Jerry Seinfeld says this is the final season of his TV show
  • For first time US movie box office receipts pass US$6 billion.

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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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Sport Games on December 25, 1997

Sport Games on December 25, 1997


NBA

American Basketball
  • Houston Rockets - Utah Jazz : 103 - 107
  • Miami Heat - Chicago Bulls : 80 - 90
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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 25

If December 25, 1997 is your birthday you're 22 years, 9 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 29 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Ghost by Danielle Steel

The Ghost

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With a wife he loves and an exciting London-based career, architect Charles Waterston's life seems in perfect balance. Nothing in his comfortable existence prepares him for the sudden end to his ten-year marriage—or his unwanted transfer to his firm's New …

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Castlevania Legends

Castlevania Legends

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Konami

Moto Racer

Moto Racer

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Electronic Arts

CART World Series

CART World Series

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: SCEA

F1 Racing Simulation

F1 Racing Simulation

Platform: PC

Genre: Sport, Sim Racing

Africa Trail

Africa Trail

Platform: Mac OS, Windows

Genre: Adventure, Educational, Simulation, Sports

Publisher: The Learning Company


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