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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of May:
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.
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.
How old was I?
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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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