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  • U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 2, 1997

    Robin Williams

    Best Supporting Actor

    U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 2, 1997

    Many of his later roles were in comedies tinged with pathos. His roles in comedy and dramatic films garnered Williams an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (for his role as a psychologist in Good Will Hunting (1997)), as well as two previous Academy Award nominations (for playing an English teacher in Dead Poets Society (1989)), and for playing a troubled homeless man in The Fisher King (1991). In 1991, he played an adult Peter Pan in the film Hook, although he had said that he would have to lose twenty-five pounds for the role.




  • Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 7, 1997

    Dwayne Johnson

    D-Generation X: In Your House

    Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 7, 1997

    At D-Generation X: In Your House, Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated The Rock in under six minutes to retain the Intercontinental Championship. The next night on Raw Is War, Austin was ordered by Mr. McMahon to defend the title in a rematch, but forfeited it to The Rock instead, handing him the title belt before hitting him with the Stone Cold Stunner. The Rock feuded with Austin and Ken Shamrock through the end of 1997 and beginning of 1998.




  • United Kingdom and U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 10, 1997

    James Bond

    Tomorrow Never Dies

    United Kingdom and U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 10, 1997

    Tomorrow Never Dies is a 1997 spy film and the eighteenth in the James Bond series to be produced by Eon Productions, and the second to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode, with the screenplay written by Bruce Feirstein, the film follows Bond as he attempts to stop Elliot Carver, a power-mad media mogul, from engineering world events to initiate World War III.




  • Kyoto, Japan
    Thursday Dec 11, 1997

    Nintendo

    The Game boy Pocket

    Kyoto, Japan
    Thursday Dec 11, 1997

    During the same year, Nintendo also released the Game Boy Pocket in Japan, a smaller version of the Game Boy that generated more sales for the platform




  • South Korea
    Thursday Dec 11, 1997

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    Moody's lowered the credit rating of South Korea from A1 to B2

    South Korea
    Thursday Dec 11, 1997

    In the wake of the Asian market downturn, Moody's lowered the credit rating of South Korea from A1 to A3, on 28 November 1997, and downgraded again to B2 on 11 December.




  • Paris, France
    Friday Dec 12, 1997

    Carlos the Jackal

    The Trail

    Paris, France
    Friday Dec 12, 1997

    The trial began on 12 December 1997 and ended on December 23, when he was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.




  • Michigan, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 16, 1997

    Eminem

    Slim Shady EP

    Michigan, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 16, 1997

    Eminem attracted more attention when he developed Slim Shady, a sadistic, violent alter ego. The character allowed him to express his anger with lyrics about drugs, rape, and murder. In the spring of 1997 he recorded his debut EP, the Slim Shady EP, which was released that winter by Web Entertainment.


  • Buynaksk, Dagestan, Russia
    Monday Dec 22, 1997

    Second Chechen War

    forces of Dagestani militants and Chechnya-based Arab warlord Ibn al-Khattab raided the base of the 136th Motor Rifle Brigade of the Russian Army

    Buynaksk, Dagestan, Russia
    Monday Dec 22, 1997

    On 22 December 1997, forces of Dagestani militants and Chechnya-based Arab warlord Ibn al-Khattab raided the base of the 136th Motor Rifle Brigade of the Russian Army in Buynaksk, Dagestan, inflicting severe losses on the men and equipment of the unit.


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