December 8th, 1997

December 8th, 1997, fell on a Monday. It was day 342 of 1997. The decade was the 1990s.

22 years, 11 months and 25 days have passed since December 8th, 1997.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 8th, 1997:

  • Jenny Shipley becomes the first female Prime Minister of New Zealand after replacing Jim Bolger as the leader of the National Party.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 8th, 1997:

  • United States: Candle In The Wind 1997 - Elton John
  • United Kingdom: Teletubbies Say Eh-oh - Teletubbies

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Flubber" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is December 8th, 1997 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1997 has just started.

In America, the song Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Teletubbies Say Eh-oh by Teletubbies is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Flubber is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. It's 1997, so radio stations are being dominated by the likes of Toni Braxton, the Spice Girls, Puff Daddy, No Doubt, Hanson and Elton John. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman", "Frasier", "Babylon 5" and "Oz".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Fade to Black", "GoldenEye 007", "Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee" and "Age of Empires". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Sister, Sister", "The Secret World of Alex Mack", "Hey Arnold!" and "Teen Angel". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Sylvanian Families", "Jenga", "PlayStation (PS1)" and "Bop It".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 8th, 1997.

  • Titanic

    "Titanic" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1997.

  • Best football players in 1997.

    In 1997, the best soccer players were Ronaldo, Predrag Mijatović, Zinedine Zidane, Dennis Bergkamp, Roberto Carlos, Andreas Möller, Raúl, Peter Schmeichel, Jürgen Kohler, Matthias Sammer and Christian Vieri.

  • Teri Hatcher

    American actress Teri Hatcher is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 1997.

  • 1997 in movies.

    Movies released in 1997 included Titanic, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Men in Black, Tomorrow Never Dies, Air Force One, Liar Liar, As Good as It Gets, The Fifth Element, The Full Monty, Starship Troopers, Good Will Hunting and Alien: Resurrection.

  • Late 1990s Fashion

    Popular clothing items included pleather pants, high-waisted miniskirts and halter tops. Metallic clothing became more common. Cargo pants and other military-inspired clothing also started to become more popular. Preppy looks became widespread amongst young men, as brands such as Old Navy and Abercrombie & Fitch became more and more favoured. The rave scene also inspired the comeback of more colours.

  • Andrew Grove

    Chairman and CEO of Intel, Andrew Grove, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1997.

  • 1997 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1997 included Spice Girls, Jewel, Puff Daddy, Monica, Mark Morrison, Hanson, Meredith Brooks, Backstreet Boys, LeAnn Rimes, Usher, Elton John and Boyz II Men.

  • Shawn Colvin - "Sunny Came Home"

    "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin would go on to win a Grammy for 1997's Record of the Year.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 22 years, 11 months and 25 days have passed since December 8th, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 8th, 1997, will be 22 years of age.
  • People born in 1997 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 881539200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 8th, 1997:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 8th, 1997, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1997 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 8th, 1997 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Ally McBeal - TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.
  • Recess - Cartoon series about a group of six fourth-graders.
  • Stargate SG-1 - A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.
  • Oz - TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.
  • Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - Anthology series presented by Jonathan Frakes.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
  • King of the Hill - Animated series about a family living in Texas.
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - TV show about a high school student with magical powers.
  • Clueless - TV show about a group of friends that live in the posh neighborhood of Beverly Hills.
  • Everybody Loves Raymond - TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.
  • 7th Heaven - Family drama series.
  • Kenan & Kel - Nickelodeon TV show about two friends called Kenan and Kel.

1997 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1997.

  • Bear in the Big Blue House
  • Teen Angel
  • City Guys
  • Recess
  • USA High
  • The Angry Beavers
  • Smart Guy
  • Pokemon
  • Teletubbies
  • Daria
  • Hey Arnold!
  • Arthur
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
  • Blue's Clues
  • 7th Heaven
  • Kenan & Kel
  • Moesha
  • Goosebumps
  • Hang Time
  • Pinky and the Brain
  • In the House
  • Dexter's Laboratory
  • The Secret World of Alex Mack
  • Friends
  • All That
  • Sister, Sister
  • Weird Science
  • The Nanny
  • Tales from the Cryptkeeper
  • Animaniacs
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy
  • Living Single
  • Home Improvement
  • Doug
  • Rugrats
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • The Simpsons

1997 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1997:

  • Spice Girls dolls
  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Bop It
  • Nintendo 64
  • Tamagotchi
  • PlayStation (PS1)
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Jenga
  • Sylvanian Families

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of December:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of December:

  • Immaculate Conception (Spain)

Weather

Weather information for December 8th, 1997:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.3 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 34.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 1.17 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.94 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President

Who was the US President on December 8th, 1997?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 8th, 1997?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 8th, 1997 was probably conceived around the 28th of February, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 8th, 1997 is the 17th of September, 1998. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Age of Empires - History-based RTS game by Ensemble Studios.
  • Grand Theft Auto - The first installment in the Grand Theft Auto series. Published by BMG Interactive.
  • Fallout - Open world role-playing game.
  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - Platform video game that was published for the PlayStation.
  • GoldenEye 007 - A first person shooter game that was set in the James Bond universe. Released on the Nintendo 64.
  • Theme Hospital - Hospital strategy game that was developed by Bullfrog Productions. Released on the PC and PlayStation.
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Release by Konami in 1997.
  • Diablo - Action role-playing game.
  • Fade to Black - Action-adventure game.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 8th, 1997.

  • 8,395 days have passed since this date.
  • 725,328,000 seconds have passed since the December 8th, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 846,216,000 times.
  • Since December 8th, 1997, earth has travelled approximately 374,269,248,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 120,888,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 62,378,208 steps. That's about 27,724 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,703,936 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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