Friday December 26, 1997: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 12/26/1997, UK date format: 26/12/1997

December 26th, 1997 was the 360th day of the year 1997 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Capricorn. The day of the week was Friday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Koryn Hawthorne and Nileseyy Niles.

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 The Man Who Listens To Horses by Monty Roberts was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Robot Wars. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Assault Suit Leynos 2 or B.C. Story.

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 26, 1997 Events

What happened on December 26, 1997?

Historical Events

  • The Soufriere Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat explodes, creating a small tsunami offshore.

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December 26, 1997 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on December 26, 1997?

Other December 26th famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If December 26, 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 26.

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December 26, 1997 Famous Deaths

Who died on December 26, 1997?

Other December 26th famous deaths

  • Gerald Ford

    American politician, lawyer, congressman, and Vice-President under Richard Nixon, 1969, and the 38th President the United States.

  • At 53, Zoologist (Gorillas In The Mist) was murdered.

  • Teena Marie

    American composer and singer (Born 1956).

  • Jason Robards

    American actor who appeared in more than 170 films over a forty-year career.

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December 26, 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 26, 1997 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was December 26, 1997?

The day of the week was Friday.

December 26th marks the 359th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 1997.

There are 5 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


December 26, 1997 Holidays and Observances

What is special on December 26, 1997?


  • The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
  • Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
  • First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
  • Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 26, 1997? Which were the top hits on December 26, 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

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Man Who Listens To Horses by Monty Roberts

The Man Who Listens To Horses


Monty Roberts, a horse whisperer and American pioneer, is the real thing. His gentle Join-Up(r), training method shows how deep communication can be between man-and-animal.

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.

Dirty Jokes And Beer by Drew Carey

Dirty Jokes And Beer


Drew Carey is a well-known stand-up comedian and host of The Drew Carey Show. But do we know Drew Carey?

Violin by Anne Rice



Anne Rice's new novel, Interview with the Vampire, moves in the grand style of Interview with the Vampire. It takes place from nineteenth-century Vienna, to a St. Charles Greek Revival mansion near New Orleans, to the dazzling capitals around the …

The Dark Side Of Camelot by Seymour M. Hersh

The Dark Side Of Camelot


This massive work of investigative journalism shows the Kennedy White House like never before. This meticulously documented and compulsively readable portrait shows John F.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Assault Suit Leynos 2

Assault Suit Leynos 2

Platform: Sega Saturn

Genre: platform game, action game

Publisher: Masaya

B.C. Story

B.C. Story

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: SemiCom

Gunple: Gunman’s Proof

Gunple: Gunman’s Proof

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Action-adventure w/ shooting elements

Publisher: ASCII Corporation

Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: NA Atari (reprint)

Baby Universe

Baby Universe

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Music, non-game

Publisher: SCEE


December 26, 1997 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

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Sport Games on December 26, 1997

Sport Games on December 26, 1997


American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Milwaukee Bucks : 94 - 99
  • Boston Celtics - San Antonio Spurs : 86 - 101
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Charlotte Hornets : 88 - 96
  • Golden State Warriors - Denver Nuggets : 81 - 69
  • Los Angeles Clippers - Los Angeles Lakers : 114 - 118
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Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Charlton - Norwich : 2 - 1
  • Crewe - Man City : 1 - 0
  • Huddersfield - Middlesbrough : 0 - 1
  • Ipswich - Birmingham : 0 - 1
  • Nott'm Forest - Swindon : 3 - 0
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Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bournemouth - Gillingham : 4 - 0
  • Brentford - Southend : 1 - 1
  • Bristol City - Millwall : 4 - 1
  • Burnley - Chesterfield : 0 - 0
  • Carlisle - Blackpool : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of December 26, 1997

Division 3

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Barnet - Peterboro : 2 - 0
  • Brighton - Colchester : 4 - 4
  • Cambridge - Leyton Orient : 1 - 0
  • Cardiff - Exeter : 1 - 1
  • Darlington - Macclesfield : 4 - 2
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