Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date 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).
Native American Zodiac: The 1st of January, 1997 falls under the Goose.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
Age: Anyone born on the 1st of January, 1997, will be 22 years of age.
American Format: 01-01-1997 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1997-01-01. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19970101" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 852076800.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of January:
New Year's Day
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 1st of January, 1997:
United States: Un-break My Heart - Toni Braxton
United Kingdom: 2 Become 1 - Spice Girls
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Michael" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 the 1st of January, 1997.
American actress Teri Hatcher is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 1997.
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.
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.
Weather information for the 1st of January, 1997:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 2.5 degrees Celsius. 1cm of snow fell. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 14.9 degrees Fahrenheit. -9.5 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 1st of January, 1997.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 1st of January, 1997. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 1st of January, 1997. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 1st of January, 1997.
8,175 days have passed since this date.
706,316,400 seconds have passed since the 1st of January, 1997.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 824,035,800 times.
Since the 1st of January, 1997, earth has travelled approximately 364,459,262,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 117,719,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 60,743,210 steps. That's about 26,997 miles!
Since this date, 8,475,797 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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