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December 25th, 1997.

December 25th, 1997, was a Thursday. It was day 359 of 1997. The decade was the Nineties.

24 years, 9 months and 1 days have passed since December 25th, 1997.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on December 25th, 1997.

  • Jackie Brown (1997) is released.
Song charts

Popular songs.

On December 25th, 1997, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 25th, 1997.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight - Elton John
  • How Do I Live - LeAnn Rimes
  • You Make Me Wanna... - Usher
  • My Body - LSG
  • Feel So Good - Mase
Play the top singles from the year 1997.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1997. Take a trip back to the days of the Backstreet Boys, Hanson, Dario G, The Prodigy and Daft Punk.
Scream 2

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Scream 2".

Take me back to December 25th, 1997!

Let's go back in time!

The date is December 25th, 1997, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. It's Christmas Day of 1997, so most people are exchanging presents and spending time at home with their families.

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. A new form of communication called "text messaging" is continuing to grow in popularity. However, it can only be done if both the sender and the receiver are on the same cell network. Meanwhile, a global system called "the Internet" is also starting to take off. Each day, more and more people are learning how to send emails and browse "websites" on the World Wide Web by connecting their IBM computers to noisy dial-up modems.

Meanwhile, CDs have become the dominant format for music. People are buying CD players and portable CD players such as the "Discman". As a result, the older cassette tape format is continuing to decline in sales. In fashion, bright and metallic colors are all the rage. A contrast with the darker "grunge" colors that were popular at the beginning of the 1990s. Women are wearing maxi skirts, bell bottoms, knee boots, crop tops, tube tops, slip dresses, maxi coats and platform shoes. Meanwhile, a lot of men have ditched their grunge and skater clothes in favor of sporting a more "dressy casual" look. Shorter hair on men is also becoming more popular. 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Sonny Bono, Rob Pilatus, Frank Sinatra and Phil Hartman would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Family Matters", "Melrose Place", "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" and "Ally McBeal". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Theme Park", "Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!", "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night" and "Diddy Kong Racing".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Living Single", "Kenan & Kel", "Daria" and "Mummies Alive!". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Lego Pirates, G.I. Joe (figures), the PlayStation (PS1) and the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on December 25th, 1997.

  • Titanic.

    Titanic.

    James Cameron's film "Titanic" was being played in movie theaters at this time. The movie went on to gross over $2.1 billion USD.

  • Shawn Colvin - "Sunny Came Home"

    Shawn Colvin - "Sunny Came Home"

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

  • 1997 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players 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.

  • Andrew Grove.

    Andrew Grove.

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

  • Late 1990s Fashion.

    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.

  • The Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64.

    During this period, the Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included the likes of Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007 and Yoshi's Story.

  • 1997 in movies.

    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.

  • Teri Hatcher.

    Teri Hatcher.

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

  • Best football players 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.

  • Dancing baby.

    Dancing baby.

    In 1997, a 3D animation of a dancing baby became one of the first viral videos. Over the course of the year, the animation appeared in commercials and sitcoms such as Ally McBeal.

  • Titanic.

    Titanic.

    James Cameron's film "Titanic" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1997.

  • The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.

  • CDs have become the dominant music format.

    CDs have become the dominant music format.

    From the mid-1990s onward, CDs became the dominant format for music. CD players and the "Discman" increased in popularity while sales of cassette tapes and vinyl records continued to peter out.

  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    During the mid-1990s, kids were reading Goosebumps, which was a series of children's horror books that were written by author R. L. Stine. The original series included books such as "Monster Blood", "Say Cheese and Die!" and "The Barking Ghost".

  • VCRs are a common household item.

    VCRs are a common household item.

    During this period, people were using VCRs to watch tapes of movies and TV shows. The device also gave people the ability to record programs and films onto a blank tape.

  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate.

    During the 1990s, pagers achieved mainstream popularity. These small devices allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message was a short memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.

  • Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist plain-colored walls.

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 24 years, 9 months and 1 days have passed since December 25th, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on December 25th, 1997 will be 24 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1997 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 883008000.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around December 25th, 1997.

  • November 26th, 1997: Alien: Resurrection (1997) is released.
  • December 1st, 1997: The song Teletubbies say "Eh-oh!" is released.
  • December 1st, 1997: The song "Angels" is released by Robbie Williams.
  • December 1st, 1997: Golden State Warriors player Latrell Sprewell attacks head coach P. J. Carlesimo during practice.
  • December 1st, 1997: Three students are killed during a shooting at Heath High School in West Paducah, Kentucky.
  • 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.
  • December 8th, 1997: Canadian singer Celine Dion releases her soundtrack single "My Heart Will Go On".
  • December 12th, 1997: Scream 2 (1997) is released.
  • December 12th, 1997: Autumn Jackson is found guilty of trying to extort money from comedian Bill Cosby and is sentenced to 26 months in federal prison.
  • December 18th, 1997: American actor and comedian Chris Farley dies from a drug overdose at the age of 33.
  • December 19th, 1997: The movie Titanic (1997) is released in movie theaters.
  • December 23rd, 1997: Brazilian striker Ronaldo wins the 1997 Ballon d'Or.
  • December 24th, 1997: Celine Dion releases her song "My Heart Will Go On".
  • This date: December 25th, 1997
  • December 26th, 1997: The movie "Spice World" is released.
  • December 27th, 1997: Prominent Ulster loyalist Billy Wright is killed by INLA inmates in the Maze prison in Northern Ireland.
  • December 31st, 1997: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett are married.
  • January 5th, 1998: Former recording artist Sonny Bono dies from a skiing accident.
  • January 14th, 1998: $1.6 million in cash is stolen in a bank robbery at the Bank of America in the World Trade Center.
  • January 17th, 1998: The Lewinsky scandal is first mentioned by The Drudge Report.
  • January 21st, 1998: The game Resident Evil 2 is released.
  • January 22nd, 1998: Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty and is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 25th, 1997, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1997 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 25th, 1997 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on December 25th, 1997.

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Photos of late 1990s fashion.

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1990s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in December, 1997.

TV shows from December, 1997.

Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.

Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1
A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.

Oz
Oz
TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Anthology series presented by Jonathan Frakes.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

King of the Hill
King of the Hill
Animated series about a family living in Texas.

Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.

7th Heaven
7th Heaven
Family drama series.

3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun
Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.

JAG
JAG
TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.

Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess
TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.

Father Ted
Father Ted
Irish comedy TV series about a group of Catholic priests.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
TV series.

Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Kathryn Janeway is the captain of a starship that is lost in space and must find its way back home.

Friends
Friends
Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.

Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
TV series about a group of angels.

ER
ER
Hospital drama series.

Party of Five
Party of Five
TV show about five siblings whose parents died in a car accident.

Ellen
Ellen
TV series.

Babylon 5
Babylon 5
Soap drama that is set in space.

The Nanny
The Nanny
Fran Fine becomes a nanny in wealthy widower Maxwell Sheffield's home.

Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger
Starring Chuck Norris.

Frasier
Frasier
Sitcom about a therapist / talk-show host called Dr. Frasier Crane.

The X-Files
The X-Files
Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully team up to investigate the paranormal.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
American Western drama.

Mad About You
Mad About You
Starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.

Cars in 1997.

1997 saw the introduction of cars such as the Saab 9-5, the Toyota Avensis, the Toyota Prius, the Lincoln Navigator, the Honda Accord and the Chevrolet Corvette (C5).

Cars in 1997.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on December 25th, 1997.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1997.

Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House

Men in Black: The Series
Men in Black: The Series

Teen Angel
Teen Angel

Mummies Alive!
Mummies Alive!

City Guys
City Guys

Recess
Recess

USA High
USA High

Cow And Chicken
Cow And Chicken

The Angry Beavers
The Angry Beavers

Smart Guy
Smart Guy

Pokemon
Pokemon

Teletubbies
Teletubbies

Daria
Daria

KaBlam!
KaBlam!

Hey Arnold!
Hey Arnold!

Arthur
Arthur

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Bruno the Kid
Bruno the Kid

Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm

Clueless
Clueless

Blue's Clues
Blue's Clues

Superman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series

7th Heaven
7th Heaven

Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel

Moesha
Moesha

Little Bear
Little Bear

Goosebumps
Goosebumps

Wishbone
Wishbone

Brotherly Love
Brotherly Love

Hang Time
Hang Time

Pinky and the Brain
Pinky and the Brain

In the House
In the House

Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo

Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory

The Secret World of Alex Mack
The Secret World of Alex Mack

Friends
Friends

Street Sharks
Street Sharks

All That
All That

Sister, Sister
Sister, Sister

Weird Science
Weird Science

The Nanny
The Nanny

Boy Meets World
Boy Meets World

Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Tales from the Cryptkeeper

Animaniacs
Animaniacs

Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy

Living Single
Living Single

Home Improvement
Home Improvement

Doug
Doug

Rugrats
Rugrats

Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210

Art Attack
Art Attack

Round the Twist
Round the Twist

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1997.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1997.

Spice Girls dolls
Spice Girls dolls

The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Pokémon Trading Card Game

Bop It
Bop It

The Nintendo 64
The Nintendo 64

The Tamagotchi
The Tamagotchi

The PlayStation (PS1)
The PlayStation (PS1)

The Sega Saturn
The Sega Saturn

Styrofoam plane gliders
Styrofoam plane gliders

Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle

Dear Diary
Dear Diary

Littlest Pet Shop
Littlest Pet Shop

Super Soaker (water gun)
Super Soaker (water gun)

G.I. Joe (figures)
G.I. Joe (figures)

Yo-yo
Yo-yo

Lego Pirates
Lego Pirates

Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket

Jenga
Jenga

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in December of 1997.

Diddy Kong Racing 1997
Diddy Kong Racing
Racing game that was released for the Nintendo 64.

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back 1997
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Developed by Naughty Dog for the Sony PlayStation.

Age of Empires 1997
Age of Empires
History-based RTS game by Ensemble Studios.

Grand Theft Auto 1997
Grand Theft Auto
The first installment in the Grand Theft Auto series. Published by BMG Interactive.

Fallout 1997
Fallout
Open world role-playing game.

PaRappa the Rapper 1997
PaRappa the Rapper
Rhythm game developed for the Sony PlayStation.

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 1997
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
Platform video game that was published for the PlayStation.

GoldenEye 007 1997
GoldenEye 007
A first person shooter game that was set in the James Bond universe. Released on the Nintendo 64.

Porsche Challenge 1997
Porsche Challenge
Released for the PlayStation.

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire 1997
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
Published by LucasArts for the Nintendo 64.

Star Fox 64 1997
Star Fox 64
Rail shooter that was released for the Nintendo 64.

Harvest Moon 1997
Harvest Moon
Farm simulation RPG developed by Amccus.

War Gods 1997
War Gods
Fighting video game that was released on several consoles.

Theme Hospital 1997
Theme Hospital
Hospital strategy game that was developed by Bullfrog Productions. Released on the PC and PlayStation.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 1997
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Release by Konami in 1997.

Tekken 3 1997
Tekken 3
Third entry in the fighting series "Tekken".

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter 1997
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
FPS that was released for the Nintendo 64 and Windows.

Final Fantasy VII 1997
Final Fantasy VII
Developed by Square for the Sony PlayStation.

Soul Blade 1997
Soul Blade
Fighting game developed for the Sony PlayStation.

Diablo 1996
Diablo
Action role-playing game.

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! 1996
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Developed by Rare for the SNES.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1997.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out December 25th, 2003 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 25th.

Humphrey Bogart

Actor. Deceased
Born on December 25th, 1899
He was not alive on this date.

Jimmy Buffett

Singer.
Born on December 25th, 1946
He turned 51 on this day in 1997.

Annie Lennox

Singer.
Born on December 25th, 1954
She turned 43 on this day in 1997.

Shane MacGowan

Singer.
Born on December 25th, 1957
He turned 40 on this day in 1997.

Dido

Singer.
Born on December 25th, 1971
She turned 26 on this day in 1997.

Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister.
Born on December 25th, 1971
He turned 26 on this day in 1997.

Adut Akech

Model.
Born on December 25th, 1999
She was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 25th of December.

  • Christmas Day
Weather details

Weather on December 25th, 1997.

Historical weather information for December 25th, 1997.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.4 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 38.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 3.72 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.1cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.06 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 5.08cm.
USA

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on December 25th, 1997.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 25th, 1997.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 25th, 1997 was most likely conceived around April 3rd, 1997.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 25th, 1997 is close to September 17th, 1998.

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Stats for December 25th, 1997

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 25th, 1997.

  • A total of 9,042 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,291 weeks have passed.
  • 781,225,200 seconds have passed since the December 25th, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 911,429,400 times.
  • Since December 25th, 1997, the Earth has travelled approximately 403,112,203,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 130,204,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 67,185,367 steps. That's about 29,860 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,374,702 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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