December 26th, 1997

December 26th, 1997, fell on a Friday. It was day 360 of 1997. The decade was the 1990s.

23 years, 3 months and 26 days have passed since December 26th, 1997.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 26th, 1997:

  • The movie "Spice World" is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 26th, 1997:

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

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

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

Take Me Back!

The date is December 26th, 1997 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

Christmas Day of 1997 has just passed and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season. 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 Titanic is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman", "Father Ted", "JAG" and "3rd Rock from the Sun". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain", "Diablo", "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night" and "Grand Theft Auto".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Living Single", "Sister, Sister", "USA High" and "Bear in the Big Blue House". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Jenga", "Polly Pocket", "Yo-yo" and "Spice Girls dolls".


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 26th, 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, 3 months and 26 days have passed since December 26th, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 26th, 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 883094400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 26th, 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 12th, 1997: Scream 2 (1997) is released.
  • 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".
  • December 25th, 1997: Jackie Brown (1997) is released.
  • This date: December 26th, 1997
  • 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.
  • January 25th, 1998: Super Bowl XXXII: The Denver Broncos defeat the Green Bay Packers by 31-24 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
  • January 25th, 1998: David Beckham and Victoria Adams (Posh Spice) announce their engagement.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 26th, 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 26th, 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 people would 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.
  • Super Mario 64 - Platform game for the Nintendo 64.
  • The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall - Open world RPG developed by Bethesda Softworks.
  • Fade to Black - Action-adventure game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 26th of December:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 26th of December:

  • Boxing Day
  • St. Stephen's Day
  • Day of Goodwill (South Africa)
  • Second Christmas Day

Weather

Weather information for December 26th, 1997:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 8.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 35.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 1.83 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.83cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7.78 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.05cm.

US President

Who was the US President on December 26th, 1997?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 26th, 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 26th, 1997 was probably conceived around the 18th of March, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 26th, 1997 is the 5th of October, 1998. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 26th, 1997.

  • 8,518 days have passed since this date.
  • 735,951,600 seconds have passed since the December 26th, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 858,610,200 times.
  • Since December 26th, 1997, earth has travelled approximately 379,751,025,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 122,658,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 63,291,838 steps. That's about 28,130 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,831,419 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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