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February 8, 1997

February 8, 1997, was a Saturday. It was 27 years, 2 months, and 6 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Birthdays

Born on February 8, 1997

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 8, 1997:

  • United States: "Un-break My Heart" by Toni Braxton
  • United Kingdom: "Aint Nobody" by LL Cool J

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 8, 1997

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
  • Don't Let Go (Love) - En Vogue
  • I Believe I Can Fly (From "Space Jam") - R. Kelly
  • Wannabe - Spice Girls
  • I Believe In You And Me (From "The Preacher's Wife") - Whitney Houston
Play the top songs 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.
Jerry Maguire

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Jerry Maguire" was at the top of the box office on February 8, 1997.

Facts

This date was 9,928 days ago. Approximately 331 months have passed. It was the 39th day of 1997, in week 06. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 27 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. The Earth has experienced 110 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to February 8, 1997

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Saturday, February 8, 1997. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. In America, the song "Un-break My Heart" by Toni Braxton is at the top of the singles charts, while "Aint Nobody" by LL Cool J is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Jerry Maguire is at the top of the box office.

John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. A new form of communication called "text messaging" is starting to become more widespread. However, it can only be done if both the sender and the receiver are on the same cell network. Meanwhile, a global system called "the Internet" is also starting to take off. Each day, more and more people are learning how to send emails and browse "websites" on the World Wide Web by connecting their IBM computers to noisy dial-up modems.

The CD is quickly becoming the dominant format for music, and people are buying portable players such as the "Discman". Consequently, sales of cassette tapes are continuing to decline. In fashion, bright and metallic colors are all the rage—a big change from the darker "grunge" colors of the early 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 a "dress casual" look. They are also beginning to cut their hair shorter. 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as The Notorious B.I.G, Jeff Buckley, Gianni Versace, and Princess Diana would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Melrose Place", "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman", and "Walker, Texas Ranger". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Quake", "The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall", "Diablo", and "Soul Blade".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Animaniacs", "Gargoyles", "In the House", and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch". Popular toys at the moment include Sylvanian Families, G.I. Joe (figures), Styrofoam plane gliders, and the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 8, 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 the 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

    The chairman and CEO of Intel, Andrew Grove, was named 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 prominent. Cargo pants and other military-inspired clothing also started to become more popular. Preppy looks became widespread among young men as brands such as "Old Navy" and "Abercrombie & Fitch" became more and more popular. The rave scene also inspired the comeback of more colors.
  • The Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64

    The Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included 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 Internet is still a novelty.

    The Internet is still a novelty

    Although the Internet existed, it was still something of a novelty in the late 1990s. Many people had to visit their local library just to "surf the web". Social media wasn't a thing yet, and most sites consisted of gaudy, static web pages.
  • Sony PlayStation.

    Sony PlayStation

    The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
  • CDs have become the dominant music format.

    CDs have become the dominant music format

    By this stage, the CD had become the dominant music format. Consequently, sales of CD players and the "Discman" continued to increase. Meanwhile, people were beginning to replace their cassette players.
  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps

    Kids were reading Goosebumps, which was a series of children's horror books that were written by author R. L. Stine. The original series included books such as "Monster Blood", "Say Cheese and Die!" and "The Barking Ghost".
  • VCRs are common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    Everyone was using VCRs to watch tapes of movies and TV shows. The device also gave people the ability to record programs and films onto a blank tape.
  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate

    Pagers achieved mainstream popularity during the 1990s. These small devices allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message was a short memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on February 8, 1997.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to February 8, 1997.

  • January 16, 1997: Bill Cosby's son, Ennis Cosby, is shot and killed during an attempted robbery.
  • January 17, 1997: The NBA suspends Dennis Rodman for at least 11 games for kicking cameraman Eugene Amos.
  • January 20, 1997: Autumn Jackson is arrested by federal authorities on suspicion of trying to extort money from comedian Bill Cosby.
  • January 26, 1997: Super Bowl XXXI: The Green Bay Packers defeat the New England Patriots by 35-21 at the Louisiana Superdome.
  • January 31, 1997: The game Final Fantasy VII is released.
  • February 4, 1997: Madonna releases the single "Don't Cry for Me Argentina".
  • This date: February 8, 1997
  • February 13, 1997: Irish crime: 17-year-old Ciara Breen goes missing in Dundalk, Co. Louth.
  • February 16, 1997: Wrestling: Chyna makes her WWF debut.
  • February 27, 1997: Divorce becomes legal in the Republic of Ireland.
  • February 28, 1997:
    • Donnie Brasco (1997) is released.
    • Death Row CEO Suge Knight is sentenced to nine years in prison for a parole violation.
    • The 1997 Ardabil earthquake kills 1,100 people in northern Iran.
    • The video game "Independence Day" is released for the PlayStation.
  • March 1, 1997: Boxing: Sugar Ray Leonard has his last ever fight in a loss against Héctor Camacho.
  • March 3, 1997: Savage Garden release their song "Truly Madly Deeply".
  • March 5, 1997: North Korea and South Korea meet for first time in 25 years for peace talks.
  • March 6, 1997: Irish politics: Michael Lowry resigns as leader of Fine Gael.
  • March 9, 1997: Rapper The Notorious B.I.G. is shot and killed in Los Angeles.
  • March 10, 1997:
    • NBA star Dennis Rodman appears on WCW Monday Nitro.
    • The PalmPilot is released.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 8, 1997, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1997 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 8, 1997 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Late 1990s fashion

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1997

The following TV shows were popular in February 1997:

TV shows from February 1997.

King of the Hill
King of the Hill
Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
7th Heaven
7th Heaven
3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun
JAG
JAG
Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess
Father Ted
Father Ted
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Friends
Friends
Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
ER
ER

Cars in 1997

1997 saw the introduction of cars such as the Saab 9-5, the Toyota Avensis, the Toyota Prius, the Lincoln Navigator, the Honda Accord, and the Chevrolet Corvette (C5).

Cars in 1997.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on February 8, 1997

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1997:

KaBlam!
KaBlam!
Hey Arnold!
Hey Arnold!
Arthur
Arthur

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Bruno the Kid
Bruno the Kid
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Clueless
Clueless
Blue's Clues
Blue's Clues
Superman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series
7th Heaven
7th Heaven
Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1997

Toys and games that were popular in 1997:

The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
Bop It
Bop It
Car City Carpet
Car City Carpet
The Nintendo 64
The Nintendo 64
Tickle Me Elmo
Tickle Me Elmo
The Tamagotchi
The Tamagotchi
Tyco Rebound RC Car
Tyco Rebound RC Car
Street Sharks Action Figures
Street Sharks Action Figures
The PlayStation (PS1)
The PlayStation (PS1)
The Sega Saturn
The Sega Saturn
Styrofoam plane gliders
Styrofoam plane gliders
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in February 1997.

Final Fantasy VII 1997
Final Fantasy VII
Soul Blade 1997
Soul Blade
Diablo 1996
Diablo
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! 1996
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
FIFA 97 1996
FIFA 97
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain 1996
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1996
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
Tomb Raider 1996
Tomb Raider
Wipeout 2097 1996
Wipeout 2097
Super Mario 64 1996
Super Mario 64
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall 1996
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
Crash Bandicoot 1996
Crash Bandicoot

Were you born on February 8, 1997?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1997.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out February 8, 2003, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 8.

James Dean

James Dean

Actor Deceased
Born on February 8, 1931
He was not alive on this date.

Mary Steenburgen

Mary Steenburgen

Actress
Born on February 8, 1953
She turned 44 on this day in 1997.

Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman

Actor Deceased
Born on February 8, 1968
He turned 29 on this day in 1997.

The Big Show

The Big Show

Wrestler
Born on February 8, 1972
He turned 25 on this day in 1997.

Kimbo Slice

Kimbo Slice

MMA fighter Deceased
Born on February 8, 1974
He turned 23 on this day in 1997.

Seth Green

Seth Green

Actor
Born on February 8, 1974
He turned 23 on this day in 1997.

Danny Tamberelli

Danny Tamberelli

Actor
Born on February 8, 1982
He turned 15 on this day in 1997.

USA

US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on February 8, 1997.

UK

UK Prime Minister

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 8, 1997 was most likely conceived around May 18, 1996.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 8, 1997 is close to November 1, 1997.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about February 8, 1997:

  • 9,928 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,418 weeks have passed.
  • 857,775,600 seconds have passed since February 8, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,000,738,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 442,612,209,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 142,962,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 73,768,702 steps. That's roughly 32,786 miles.
  • 10,293,307 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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