The 31st of August, 1997, fell on a Sunday. Day 243 of 1997. Decade: 1990s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 31st of August, 1997:
Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in Paris, France.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 31st of August, 1997:
United States: Mo Money Mo Problems - Notorious B.I.G.
United Kingdom: Men In Black - Will Smith
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "G.I. Jane" 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 31st of August, 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.
On the 31st of August, 1997, Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris while attempting to flee from paparazzi.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 31st of August:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Recess - Cartoon series about a group of six fourth-graders.
Stargate SG-1 - A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.
Oz - TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.
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.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - Platform video game that was published for the PlayStation.
GoldenEye 007 - A first person shooter game that was set in the James Bond universe. Released on the Nintendo 64.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 31st of August, 1997.
8,117 days have passed since this date.
701,312,400 seconds have passed since the 31st of August, 1997.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 818,197,800 times.
Since the 31st of August, 1997, earth has travelled approximately 361,877,198,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 116,885,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 60,312,866 steps. That's about 26,806 miles!
Since this date, 8,415,749 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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