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January 17th, 1997.

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.

Born on January 17th, 1997.

People who were born on this exact date.

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Music charts.

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

  • United States: Un-break My Heart - Toni Braxton
  • United Kingdom: Professional Widow - Tori Amos
Play the top hits from 1997.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1997. Take a trip back to the days of the Backstreet Boys, Hanson, Dario G, The Prodigy and Daft Punk.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Beverly Hills Ninja" was at the top of the box office on January 17th, 1997.

Take me back to January 17th, 1997!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 17th, 1997 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

In America, the song Un-break My Heart by Toni Braxton is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Professional Widow by Tori Amos is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Beverly Hills Ninja is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. Meanwhile, in technology news, CDs have become the dominant format for music. People are buying CD players and the portable CD players such as the "Discman". As a result, the older cassette tape format is continuing to decline in sales. In fashion, bright and metallic colors are all the rage. A contrast with the darker "grunge" colors that were popular at the beginning of the 1990s. Women are wearing maxi skirts, bell bottoms, knee boots, crop tops, tube tops, slip dresses, maxi coats and platform shoes. Meanwhile, a lot of men have ditched their grunge and skater clothes in favor of sporting a more "dressy casual" look. Shorter hair on men is also becoming more popular.

It's 1997, so radio stations are being dominated by the likes of Toni Braxton, the Spice Girls, Puff Daddy, No Doubt, Hanson and Elton John. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Baywatch", "Party of Five", "Father Ted" and "Everybody Loves Raymond". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duke Nukem 3D", "Fade to Black", "Crash Bandicoot" and "Wipeout 2097".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Nanny", "Gargoyles", "Arthur" and "Hey Arnold!". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Jenga, Super Soaker (water gun), Littlest Pet Shop and Bop It.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 17th, 1997.

  • Shawn Colvin - "Sunny Came Home".

    Shawn Colvin - "Sunny Came Home".

    The song "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin went on to win a Grammy for 1997's Record of the Year.

  • 1997 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1997?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1997?

    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.

  • Andrew Grove.

    Andrew Grove.

    Chairman and CEO of Intel, Andrew Grove, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1997.

  • Late 1990s Fashion.

    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.

  • The Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64.

    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.

  • 1997 in movies.

    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.

  • Teri Hatcher.

    Teri Hatcher.

    American actress Teri Hatcher was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 1997.

  • Best football players in 1997.

    Best football players 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.

  • Dancing baby.

    Dancing baby.

    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.

  • Titanic.

    Titanic.

    James Cameron's film "Titanic" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1997.

  • The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.

  • CDs become the dominant format.

    CDs become the dominant format.

    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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 24 years, 4 months and 1 days have passed since January 17th, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 17th, 1997, will be 24 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1997 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 853459200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 17th, 1997.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 17th, 1997, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1997 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 17th, 1997 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of late 1990s fashion.

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • Pinky and the Brain - Animated series about a pair of genetically enhanced laboratory mice.
  • Xena: Warrior Princess - TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.
  • Father Ted - Irish comedy TV series about a group of Catholic priests.

Kid's TV shows on January 17th, 1997.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1997.

  • Hey Arnold!
  • Arthur
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
  • Blue's Clues
  • 7th Heaven
  • Kenan & Kel
  • Moesha
  • Goosebumps
  • Brotherly Love
  • Hang Time
  • Pinky and the Brain
  • In the House
  • Dexter's Laboratory
  • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
  • Gargoyles
  • The Secret World of Alex Mack
  • Friends
  • The Magic School Bus
  • Sweet Valley High
  • All That
  • Sister, Sister
  • Weird Science
  • The Nanny
  • Tales from the Cryptkeeper
  • Animaniacs
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy
  • Living Single
  • X-Men: The Animated Series
  • Home Improvement
  • Doug
  • Rugrats
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • The Simpsons
  • Roseanne
  • Married... with Children

Popular toys and games in 1997.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1997.

  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Bop It
  • The Nintendo 64
  • Tickle Me Elmo
  • The Tamagotchi
  • The PlayStation (PS1)
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Jenga
  • Sylvanian Families

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Diablo - Action role-playing game.
  • Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain - Action-adventure game developed by Silicon Knights.
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert - RTS game.
  • Tomb Raider - Action adventure game starring Lara Croft.
  • Wipeout 2097 - Futuristic racing game.
  • Super Mario 64 - Platform game for the Nintendo 64.
  • The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall - Open world RPG developed by Bethesda Softworks.
  • Crash Bandicoot - Platform video game that was developed by Naughty Dog.
  • Die Hard Trilogy - Game based on the Die Hard movie series.
  • Fade to Black - Action-adventure game.
  • Quake - A first-person-shooter game.
  • Resident Evil - Zombie horror survival game.
  • Duke Nukem 3D - First-person shooter game that was published by GT Interactive Software.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 17th of January.

Weather on January 17th, 1997.

Historical weather information for January 17th, 1997.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.4 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit. -14.28 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 5.89 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 17th, 1997.

Irish Taoiseach.

John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 17th, 1997 was most likely conceived around the 9th of April, 1996.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 17th, 1997 is close to the 27th of October, 1997.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 17th, 1997.

  • A total of 8,888 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,269 weeks have passed.
  • 767,919,600 seconds have passed since the January 17th, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 895,906,200 times.
  • Since January 17th, 1997, the earth has travelled approximately 396,246,513,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 127,986,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 66,041,086 steps. That's about 29,352 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,215,035 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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