December 23rd, 1997

December 23rd, 1997, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 357 of 1997. The decade was the 1990s.

23 years, 0 months and 30 days have passed since December 23rd, 1997.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 23rd, 1997:

  • Brazilian striker Ronaldo wins the 1997 Ballon d'Or.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 23rd, 1997:

  • United States: Candle In The Wind 1997 - Elton John
  • United Kingdom: Too Much - Spice Girls

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Scream 2" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is December 23rd, 1997 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Christmas Day of 1997 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers.

In America, the song Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Too Much by Spice Girls is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Scream 2 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", "Babylon 5", "Star Trek: Voyager" and "King of the Hill".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall", "GoldenEye 007", "Fallout" and "Age of Empires". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Tales from the Cryptkeeper", "All That", "Moesha" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Littlest Pet Shop", "Nintendo 64", "Bop It" and "The Pokémon Trading Card Game".


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 23rd, 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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1997?

    In 1997, the best NBA players were Karl Malone, Michael Jordan, Grant Hill, Hakeem Olajuwon, Tim Hardaway, Scottie Pippen, Glen Rice, Patrick Ewing, Gary Payton, Mitch Richmond, Anthony Mason, Vin Baker, Shaquille O'Neal, John Stockton and Penny Hardaway.

  • 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.

  • Titanic.

    James Cameron's movie "Titanic" was being played in movie theaters at the time. The movie went on to gross over $2.1 Billion.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 23 years, 0 months and 30 days have passed since December 23rd, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 23rd, 1997, will be 23 years of age.
  • People born in 1997 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 882835200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 23rd, 1997:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 23rd, 1997, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1997 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 23rd, 1997 falls under the Goose.
  • 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

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.
  • Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain - Action-adventure game developed by Silicon Knights.
  • Wipeout 2097 - Futuristic racing game.
  • The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall - Open world RPG developed by Bethesda Softworks.
  • Fade to Black - Action-adventure game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 23rd of December:


Weather

Weather information for December 23rd, 1997:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.3 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 34.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 1.56 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.1cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.5 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.52cm.

US President

Who was the US President on December 23rd, 1997?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 23rd, 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 23rd, 1997 was probably conceived around the 15th of March, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 23rd, 1997 is the 2nd of October, 1998. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 23rd, 1997.

  • 8,431 days have passed since this date.
  • 728,438,400 seconds have passed since the December 23rd, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 849,844,800 times.
  • Since December 23rd, 1997, earth has travelled approximately 375,874,214,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 121,406,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 62,645,702 steps. That's about 27,843 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,741,261 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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