28th of February, 1997

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 28th of February, 1997, fell on a Friday.
  • On this exact date: Donnie Brasco (1997) is released.
  • Decade: 1990s.
  • 21 years, 0 months and 17 days have passed since the 28th of February, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 09 of 1997.
  • Day 59 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1997 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 28th of February, 1997 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 28th of February, 1997, will be 21 years of age.
  • American Format: 02-28-1997 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1997-02-28. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19970228" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 857088000.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 28th of February, 1997:

  • United States: Wannabe - Spice Girls
  • United Kingdom: Don't Speak - No Doubt

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Empire Strikes Back SE" 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 28th of February, 1997.

  • Teri Hatcher

    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.

  • Andrew Grove

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


Weather information for the 28th of February, 1997:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.1 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 33.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 0.67 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 2.54cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.61 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 28th of February, 1997.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 28th of February, 1997 was probably conceived around the 21st of May, 1996. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 28th of February, 1997 is the 8th of December, 1997. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 28th of February:


TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun - Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.
  • JAG - TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.
  • Brotherly Love - TV series about three siblings whose father died.
  • Pinky and the Brain - Animated series about a pair of genetically enhanced laboratory mice.

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Diablo - Action role-playing game.
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert - RTS game.
  • Tomb Raider - Action adventure game starring Lara Croft.
  • Crash Bandicoot - Platform video game that was developed by Naughty Dog.
  • Die Hard Trilogy - Game based on the Die Hard movie series.
  • Quake - A first-person-shooter game.
  • Resident Evil - Zombie horror survival game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 28th of February:

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Visualize the days that have passed since the 28th of February, 1997. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 28th of February, 1997.

  • 7,687 days have passed since this date.
  • 664,156,800 seconds have passed since the 28th of February, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 774,849,600 times.
  • Since the 28th of February, 1997, earth has travelled approximately 342,704,908,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 110,692,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 57,117,485 steps. That's about 25,386 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,969,882 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!


Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Friday" in other languages is:

  • German: Freitag.
  • French: Vendredi.
  • Italian: Venerdi.
  • Spanish: Viernes.
  • Portuguese: Sexta-feira.


What does the 28th of February, 1997 mean to you? Were you born on this date? Did you finish school? A loved one passed away?

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