Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Taurus.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1997 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
Native American Zodiac: The 5th of May, 1997 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
Age: Anyone born on the 5th of May, 1997, will be 21 years of age.
American Format: 05-05-1997 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1997-05-05. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19970505" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 862786800.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of May:
Liberation Day (Denmark)
Children's Day (Japan)
May Day Bank Holiday (UK)
May Day (Ireland)
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of May, 1997:
United States: Hypnotize - Notorious B.I.G.
United Kingdom: Love Won't Wait - Gary Barlow
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Breakdown" 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 5th of May, 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.
Weather information for the 5th of May, 1997:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.8 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
New York, USA: Temperature: 48.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 9.39 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 5th of May, 1997.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 5th of May, 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 5th of May, 1997. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of May, 1997.
7,717 days have passed since this date.
666,748,800 seconds have passed since the 5th of May, 1997.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 777,873,600 times.
Since the 5th of May, 1997, earth has travelled approximately 344,042,380,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 111,124,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 57,340,397 steps. That's about 25,485 miles!
Since this date, 8,000,986 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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