Monday December 29, 1997
US date format: 12/29/1997, UK date format: 29/12/1997
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 29, 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 Dylan Lee and Nudah .
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton.
In UK 2 Become 1 by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits.
Smoke Signals, directed by Chris Eyre, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997
while A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sleepwalkers.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armored Core: Project Phantasma or Crusader: Adventure Out of Time.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 29, 1997?
- The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
- Orville Lynn Majors, 36, arrested for many deaths under his care
- Carquest Bowl 8: Georgia Tech beats West Virginia, 35-30.
- Russia signs agreement to build a US$3 billion nuclear power plant in China.
- Hong Kong begins to kill all the chickens within its territory (1.25 million) to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 29, 1997?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart
- R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly
- En Vogue - Don't Let Go (Love)
- BLACKstreet - No Diggity
- Keith Sweat - Nobody
- Whitney Houston - I Believe In You And Me
- Merril Bainbridge - Mouth
- New Edition - I'm Still In Love With You
- Barbra Streisand - I Finally Found Someone
- Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
Top #9 songs in the UK
Sport Games on December 29, 1997
- Charlotte Hornets - Houston Rockets : 120 - 101
- Dallas Mavericks - Chicago Bulls : 105 - 111
- Washington Wizards - New Jersey Nets : 91 - 99
Division 2Football (United Kingdom)
- Gillingham - Brentford : 3 - 1
Division 3Football (United Kingdom)
- Colchester - Cambridge : 3 - 2
Premier LeagueUK Soccer
- Southampton - Chelsea : 1 - 0
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Days to next December 29If December 29, 1997 is your birthday you're 22 years, 8 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 8 days.
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