January 17th, 1997, fell on a Friday. It was day 17 of 1997. The decade was the 1990s.
23 years, 6 months and 19 days have passed since January 17th, 1997.
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
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Beverly Hills Ninja" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is January 17th, 1997 and it's a Friday. People 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. 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.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Seinfeld", "Home Improvement", "Walker, Texas Ranger" and "7th Heaven". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duke Nukem 3D", "Resident Evil", "Quake" and "Diablo". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Roseanne", "Friends", "Gargoyles" and "Dexter's Laboratory".
Popular toys include the likes of "Super Soaker (water gun)", "Littlest Pet Shop", "Tamagotchi" and "Tickle Me Elmo".
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 January 17th, 1997.
"Titanic" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 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.
Shawn Colvin - "Sunny Came Home"
"Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin would go on to win a Grammy for 1997's Record of the Year.
Basic facts and information about this date:
23 years, 6 months and 19 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 23 years of age.
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:
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 (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).
Native American Zodiac: January 17th, 1997 falls under the Goose.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
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.
1997 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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"
1997 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1997:
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
Tickle Me Elmo
Littlest Pet Shop
Super Soaker (water gun)
G.I. Joe (figures)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of January:
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on January 17th, 1997.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on January 17th, 1997 was probably conceived around the 9th of April, 1996. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 17th, 1997 is the 27th of October, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
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.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about January 17th, 1997.
8,602 days have passed since this date.
743,209,200 seconds have passed since the January 17th, 1997.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 867,077,400 times.
Since January 17th, 1997, earth has travelled approximately 383,495,947,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 123,868,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 63,915,991 steps. That's about 28,407 miles!
Since this date, 8,918,510 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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