17th of May, 1997

The 17th of May, 1997, fell on a Saturday. Day 137 of 1997. Decade: 1990s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 17th of May, 1997:

  • Football: Manchester United star Eric Cantona announces his retirement.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of May, 1997:

  • United States: Hypnotize - Notorious B.I.G.
  • United Kingdom: You're Not Alone - Olive

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Fifth Element" 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 17th of May, 1997.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Eurovision 1997

    The 1997 Eurovision song contest is held in Dublin, Ireland. The United Kingdom win the contest with the song "Love Shine a Light" by Katrina and the Waves.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of May:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 22 years, 6 months and 0 days have passed since the 17th of May, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 17th of May, 1997, will be 22 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 863823600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 17th of May, 1997:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 17th of May, 1997, 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 17th of May, 1997 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of May:

  • Constitution Day (Norway)

Weather

Weather information for the 17th of May, 1997:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.5 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 45.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 7.44 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.78cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.78 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 17th of May, 1997.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 17th of May, 1997 was probably conceived around the 7th of August, 1996. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of May, 1997 is the 24th of February, 1998. (Rough Estimate).

17th of May

Events that have occurred on the 17th of May:

  • 17th of May, 1974: 33 people are killed when the UVF detonate four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan in Ireland.
  • 17th of May, 1984: Michael Silka kills nine people during a spree shooting in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska.
  • 17th of May, 1990: The World Health Organization removes homosexuality from its list of diseases.
  • 17th of May, 1995: A U.S. Army veteran called Shawn Nelson goes on a tank rampage in San Diego, California
  • 17th of May, 2000: The last episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" is aired.
  • 17th of May, 2006: The 2006 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Barcelona and Arsenal. Barcelona win 2-1.
  • 17th of May, 2009: The alpha version of Minecraft is released on the PC.
  • 17th of May, 2011: The video game "L.A. Noire" is released.

Television

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Computer Games

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of May, 1997.

  • 8,217 days have passed since this date.
  • 709,952,400 seconds have passed since the 17th of May, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 828,277,800 times.
  • Since the 17th of May, 1997, earth has travelled approximately 366,335,438,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 118,325,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 61,055,906 steps. That's about 27,136 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,519,429 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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