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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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.

But much more happened on December 1997: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1997?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Davenport IA on KORB 93.5 FM
  • 02 Dec 1997 MCI Center opens in Washington DC, as Washington Wizards play the Seattle SuperSonics.
  • 03 Dec 1997 1776, opens at Gershwin Theater, New York City
  • 04 Dec 1997 Diary of Anne Frank, opens at Music Box Theater, New York City
  • 05 Dec 1997 STS 87 (Columbia 24) lands
  • 07 Dec 1997 Amy Fruhwirth and Clarence Rose win LPGA J C Penney Classic.
  • 08 Dec 1997 8th Billboard Music Awards: LeAnn Rimes and Spice Girls win.
  • 09 Dec 1997 The Pokémon Trading Card Game is blessed by the Vatican for its love-thy-neighbor notion of quotintense friendship,quot for being quotfull of inventive imagination,quot and its lack of quotharmful moral side effects.quot
  • 10 Dec 1997 The capital of Kazakhstan is moved from Almaty to Astana.
  • 11 Dec 1997 Sunshine Boys, opens at Lyceum Theater, New York City
  • 12 Dec 1997 TWA 800 hearings end
  • 13 Dec 1997 63rd Heisman Trophy Award: Charles Woodson, Michigan (CB).
  • 14 Dec 1997 View From the Bridge, opens at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • 15 Dec 1997 The Treaty of Bangkok is signed allowing the transformation of Southeast Asia into a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone.
  • 16 Dec 1997 President Clinton names his Labrador retriever, Buddy
  • 17 Dec 1997 The United Kingdom commences its Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997, which extends the state's gun ban to include all handguns--with the exception of antique and show weapons.
  • 18 Dec 1997 HTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium.
  • 19 Dec 1997 MTV drops video Smack My Bitch Up by Prodigy
  • 21 Dec 1997 Lexus Senior Golf Challenge
  • 22 Dec 1997 Hunter Tylo awarded $4 million in Melrose Place breach of contract
  • 23 Dec 1997 Woody Allen, 62 weds Soon-Yi Previn 27, adopted Daughter of Mia Farrow
  • 24 Dec 1997 The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people.
  • 25 Dec 1997 Jerry Seinfeld says this is the final season of his TV show
  • 26 Dec 1997 The Soufriere Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat explodes, creating a small tsunami offshore.
  • 27 Dec 1997 54-car pileup on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA, due to dense fog. One death, 30 injuries.
  • 28 Dec 1997 Sting beats Hollywood Hogan for WCW Championship.
  • 29 Dec 1997 Orville Lynn Majors, 36, arrested for many deaths under his care
  • 30 Dec 1997 The Toyota Prius, the first hybrid vehicle to go into full production, is unveiled in Japan on October 24, and goes on sale in Japan on December 9. It comes to U.S. showrooms on July 11, 2000.
  • 31 Dec 1997 Intel cuts price of Pentium II-233 MHz from $401 to $268

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Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Country: United States of America

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Country: United States of America

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Country: United States of America

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Country: United States of America

Books

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and …

A Certain Justice by P. D. James

A Certain Justice

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New York Times BestsellerWhen distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge defends a young man for the brutal murder of his mother, she views the case as simply another opportunity to demonstrate

Comanche Moon by Larry McMurtry

Comanche Moon

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The epic four-volume cycle that began with Larry McMurty's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, Lonesome Dove, is completed with this brilliant and haunting novel - a capstone in a mighty tradition of storytelling.

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The Millionaire Next Door

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The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.

Another City, Not My Own by Dominick Dunne

Another City, Not My Own

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Gus Bailey, journalist to high society, knows the sordid secrets of the very rich. Now he turns his penetrating gaze to a courtroom in Los Angeles, witnessing the trial of the