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February 27th, 1997.

February 27th, 1997, was a Thursday. It was day 58 of 1997. The decade was the 1990s.

24 years, 3 months and 12 days have passed since February 27th, 1997.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On this day.

What happened on February 27th, 1997?

  • Divorce becomes legal in the Republic of Ireland.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 27th, 1997.

  • United States: Wannabe - Spice Girls
  • United Kingdom: Don't Speak - No Doubt
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 "Star Wars SE" was at the top of the box office on February 27th, 1997.

Take me back to February 27th, 1997!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 27th, 1997 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. In America, the song Wannabe by Spice Girls is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Don't Speak by No Doubt is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Star Wars SE 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 "Melrose Place", "ER", "Brotherly Love" and "Kenan & Kel". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Resident Evil", "Tomb Raider", "Command & Conquer: Red Alert" and "Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Friends", "Pinky and the Brain", "Blue's Clues" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Jenga, Polly Pocket, G.I. Joe (figures) and the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

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 February 27th, 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.

  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    During the mid-1990s, 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 a common household item.

    VCRs are a common household item.

    During this period, people were 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 24 years, 3 months and 12 days have passed since February 27th, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 09 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 27th, 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 857001600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 27th, 1997.

  • January 31st, 1997: The game Final Fantasy VII is released.
  • February 4th, 1997: Madonna releases the single "Don't Cry for Me Argentina".
  • February 13th, 1997: Irish crime: 17-year-old Ciara Breen goes missing in Dundalk, Co. Louth.
  • February 16th, 1997: Wrestling: Chyna makes her WWF debut.
  • This date: February 27th, 1997
  • February 28th, 1997: Donnie Brasco (1997) is released.
  • February 28th, 1997: Death Row CEO Suge Knight is sentenced to nine years in prison for a parole violation.
  • February 28th, 1997: The 1997 Ardabil earthquake kills 1,100 people in northern Iran.
  • March 1st, 1997: Boxing: Sugar Ray Leonard has his last ever fight in a loss against Héctor Camacho.
  • March 3rd, 1997: Savage Garden release their song "Truly Madly Deeply".
  • March 5th, 1997: North Korea and South Korea meet for first time in 25 years for peace talks.
  • March 6th, 1997: Irish politics: Michael Lowry resigns as leader of Fine Gael.
  • March 9th, 1997: Rapper The Notorious B.I.G. is shot and killed in Los Angeles.
  • March 10th, 1997: NBA star Dennis Rodman appears on WCW Monday Nitro.
  • March 13th, 1997: A series of UFOs are seen over Phoenix, Arizona.
  • March 15th, 1997: David Beckham and Victoria Adams (Posh Spice) are introduced to each other at a game between Chelsea and Manchester United.
  • March 20th, 1997: The game "Tekken 3" is released on the PlayStation.
  • March 21st, 1997: The comedy film "Liar Liar", starring Jim Carrey, is released in movie theaters.
  • March 21st, 1997: The biographical film "Selena", starring Jennifer Lopez, is released in movie theaters.
  • March 22nd, 1997: The comet Hale-Bopp reaches its closest point to earth.
  • March 23rd, 1997: WrestleMania 13: The Undertaker defeats Sycho Sid in a "no disqualification match" at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois.
  • March 25th, 1997: The album "Life After Death" by rapper The Notorious B.I.G. is released 16 days after his murder in Los Angeles.
  • March 26th, 1997: 39 "Heaven's Gate" cult members commit suicide in San Diego, California.
  • March 28th, 1997: The Spice Girls release their book "Girl Power!".

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 27th, 1997, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1997 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 27th, 1997 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

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 February 27th, 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
  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out February 27th, 2003 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 27th of February.

Weather on February 27th, 1997.

Historical weather information for February 27th, 1997.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.3 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 40.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 4.78 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 24.64cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7.5 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on February 27th, 1997.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 27th, 1997.

Irish Taoiseach.

John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 27th, 1997 was most likely conceived around the 20th of May, 1996.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 27th, 1997 is close to the 7th of December, 1997.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 27th, 1997.

  • A total of 8,871 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,267 weeks have passed.
  • 766,450,800 seconds have passed since the February 27th, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 894,192,600 times.
  • Since February 27th, 1997, the earth has travelled approximately 395,488,612,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 127,741,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 65,914,769 steps. That's about 29,295 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,197,410 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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