January 17th, 1997, was a Friday. It was day 17 of 1997. The decade was the 1990s.
24 years, 4 months and 1 days have passed since January 17th, 1997.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.
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The movie "Beverly Hills Ninja" was at the top of the box office on January 17th, 1997.
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The song "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin went on to win a Grammy for 1997's Record of the Year.
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.
In 1997, the best NBA players were Karl Malone, Michael Jordan, Grant Hill, Hakeem Olajuwon, Tim Hardaway, Scottie Pippen, Glen Rice, Patrick Ewing, Gary Payton, Mitch Richmond, Anthony Mason, Vin Baker, Shaquille O'Neal, John Stockton and Penny Hardaway.
Chairman and CEO of Intel, Andrew Grove, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1997.
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.
During this period, the Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included the likes of Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007 and Yoshi's Story.
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.
American actress Teri Hatcher was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 1997.
In 1997, the best soccer players were Ronaldo, Predrag Mijatović, Zinedine Zidane, Dennis Bergkamp, Roberto Carlos, Andreas Möller, Raúl, Peter Schmeichel, Jürgen Kohler, Matthias Sammer and Christian Vieri.
In 1997, a 3D animation of a dancing baby became one of the first viral videos. Over the course of the year, the animation appeared in commercials and sitcoms such as Ally McBeal.
James Cameron's film "Titanic" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1997.
The PlayStation (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
From the mid-1990s onward, CDs became the dominant format for music. CD players and the "Discman" increased in popularity while sales of cassette tapes and vinyl records continued to peter out.
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Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on January 17th, 1997.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 17th, 1997.
John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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