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March 3rd, 1997.

March 3rd, 1997, was a Monday. It was day 62 of 1997. The decade was the Nineties.

25 years, 9 months and 5 days have passed since March 3rd, 1997.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On This Day

On this day.

What happened on March 3rd, 1997?

  • Savage Garden release their song "Truly Madly Deeply".
Birthdays

Born on March 3rd, 1997.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 3rd, 1997.

  • United States: Wannabe - Spice Girls
  • United Kingdom: Don't Speak - No Doubt

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 3rd, 1997.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Wannabe - Spice Girls
  • Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
  • Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy (Featuring Mase)
  • I Believe I Can Fly (From "Space Jam") - R. Kelly
  • Foolish Games/You Were Meant For Me - Jewel
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Empire Strikes Back SE

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Empire Strikes Back SE" was at the top of the Box Office on March 3rd, 1997.

Take me back to March 3rd, 1997!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 3rd, 1997, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the days are beginning to get longer.

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 Empire Strikes Back SE is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. A new form of communication called "text messaging" is continuing to grow in popularity. 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.

Meanwhile, CDs have become the dominant format for music. People are buying CD players and 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as The Notorious B.I.G, Gianni Versace, Princess Diana and Mother Teresa would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Nanny", "Ellen", "Party of Five" and "Xena: Warrior Princess". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duke Nukem 3D", "Fade to Black", "Tomb Raider" and "Soul Blade".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Round the Twist", "Animaniacs", "Hang Time" and "Wishbone". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Sylvanian Families, Lego Pirates, Dear Diary and Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on March 3rd, 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 have become the dominant music format.

    CDs have become the dominant music 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.

  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate.

    During the 1990s, pagers achieved mainstream popularity. 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.

  • Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist plain-colored walls.

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 25 years, 9 months and 5 days have passed since March 3rd, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 10 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on March 3rd, 1997 will be 25 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1997 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 857347200.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around March 3rd, 1997.

  • 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.
  • February 27th, 1997: Divorce becomes legal in the Republic of Ireland.
  • 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.
  • February 28th, 1997: The video game "Independence Day" is released for the PlayStation.
  • March 1st, 1997: Boxing: Sugar Ray Leonard has his last ever fight in a loss against Héctor Camacho.
  • This date: March 3rd, 1997
  • 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 10th, 1997: The PalmPilot is released.
  • 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!".
  • March 31st, 1997: The first episode of the children's TV series "Teletubbies" is aired.
  • April 1st, 1997: The first episode of Pokemon is aired.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 3rd, 1997, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 3rd, 1997 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on March 3rd, 1997.

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Photos of late 1990s fashion.

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1990s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in March, 1997.

TV shows from March, 1997.

King of the Hill
King of the Hill
Animated series about a family living in Texas.

Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.

7th Heaven
7th Heaven
Family drama series.

3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun
Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.

JAG
JAG
TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.

Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess
TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.

Father Ted
Father Ted
Irish comedy TV series about a group of Catholic priests.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
TV series.

Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Kathryn Janeway is the captain of a starship that is lost in space and must find its way back home.

Friends
Friends
Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.

Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
TV series about a group of angels.

ER
ER
Hospital drama series.

Party of Five
Party of Five
TV show about five siblings whose parents died in a car accident.

Ellen
Ellen
TV series.

Babylon 5
Babylon 5
Soap drama that is set in space.

The Nanny
The Nanny
Fran Fine becomes a nanny in wealthy widower Maxwell Sheffield's home.

Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger
Starring Chuck Norris.

Frasier
Frasier
Sitcom about a therapist / talk-show host called Dr. Frasier Crane.

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Superman TV series starring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher.

The X-Files
The X-Files
Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully team up to investigate the paranormal.

Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Adult animated comedy series.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
American Western drama.

Mad About You
Mad About You
Starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.

Martin
Martin
Comedian Martin Lawrence plays the role of a radio talk show host.

Melrose Place
Melrose Place
Soap drama.

Baywatch
Baywatch
Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.

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 March 3rd, 1997.

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

Daria
Daria

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

Moesha
Moesha

Little Bear
Little Bear

Goosebumps
Goosebumps

Wishbone
Wishbone

Brotherly Love
Brotherly Love

Hang Time
Hang Time

Pinky and the Brain
Pinky and the Brain

In the House
In the House

Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo

Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

The Secret World of Alex Mack
The Secret World of Alex Mack

Friends
Friends

Street Sharks
Street Sharks

The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus

Sweet Valley High
Sweet Valley High

All That
All That

Sister, Sister
Sister, Sister

Weird Science
Weird Science

The Nanny
The Nanny

Boy Meets World
Boy Meets World

Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Tales from the Cryptkeeper

Animaniacs
Animaniacs

Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy

Living Single
Living Single

X-Men: The Animated Series
X-Men: The Animated Series

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper

Home Improvement
Home Improvement

Doug
Doug

Rugrats
Rugrats

Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210

Art Attack
Art Attack

Round the Twist
Round the Twist

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Roseanne
Roseanne

Married... with Children
Married... with Children

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1997.

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

The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Pokémon Trading Card Game

Bop It
Bop It

The Nintendo 64
The Nintendo 64

Tickle Me Elmo
Tickle Me Elmo

The Tamagotchi
The Tamagotchi

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

Dear Diary
Dear Diary

Littlest Pet Shop
Littlest Pet Shop

Super Soaker (water gun)
Super Soaker (water gun)

G.I. Joe (figures)
G.I. Joe (figures)

Yo-yo
Yo-yo

Lego Pirates
Lego Pirates

Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket

Jenga
Jenga

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in March of 1997.

Final Fantasy VII 1997
Final Fantasy VII
Developed by Square for the Sony PlayStation.

Soul Blade 1997
Soul Blade
Fighting game developed for the Sony PlayStation.

Diablo 1996
Diablo
Action role-playing game.

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! 1996
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Developed by Rare for the SNES.

Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain 1996
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
Action-adventure game developed by Silicon Knights.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1996
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
RTS game.

Tomb Raider 1996
Tomb Raider
Action adventure game starring Lara Croft.

Wipeout 2097 1996
Wipeout 2097
Futuristic racing game.

Super Mario 64 1996
Super Mario 64
Platform game for the Nintendo 64.

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall 1996
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
Open world RPG developed by Bethesda Softworks.

Crash Bandicoot 1996
Crash Bandicoot
Platform video game that was developed by Naughty Dog.

Nights into Dreams 1996
Nights into Dreams
Published by Sega for the Sega Saturn.

Die Hard Trilogy 1996
Die Hard Trilogy
Game based on the Die Hard movie series.

Fade to Black 1996
Fade to Black
Action-adventure game.

Quake 1996
Quake
A first-person-shooter game.

Ridge Racer Revolution 1996
Ridge Racer Revolution
Developed and published by Namco for the Sony PlayStation.

Resident Evil 1996
Resident Evil
Zombie horror survival game.

Duke Nukem 3D 1996
Duke Nukem 3D
First-person shooter game that was published by GT Interactive Software.

Virtua Fighter 2 1996
Virtua Fighter 2
Fighting video game developed by Sega.

Theme Park 1995
Theme Park
Theme park construction simulator that was released on various platforms.

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 you should check out March 3rd, 2003 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on March 3rd.

Alexander Graham Bell

Inventor. Deceased
Born on March 3rd, 1847
He was not alive on this date.

Ronan Keating

Singer.
Born on March 3rd, 1977
He turned 20 on this day in 1997.

Jessica Biel

Actress.
Born on March 3rd, 1982
She turned 15 on this day in 1997.

Michael Thomas

NFL player.
Born on March 3rd, 1993
He turned 4 on this day in 1997.

Antonio Rüdiger

Soccer player.
Born on March 3rd, 1993
He turned 4 on this day in 1997.

Weather details

Weather on March 3rd, 1997.

Historical weather information for March 3rd, 1997.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 31.7 degrees Fahrenheit. -0.17 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.44 degrees Celsius.
USA

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on March 3rd, 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 March 3rd, 1997 was most likely conceived around June 10th, 1996.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 3rd, 1997 is close to November 24th, 1997.

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Stats for March 3rd, 1997

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 3rd, 1997.

  • A total of 9,411 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,344 weeks have passed.
  • 813,110,400 seconds have passed since the March 3rd, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 948,628,800 times.
  • Since March 3rd, 1997, the Earth has travelled approximately 419,564,966,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 135,518,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 69,927,494 steps. That's about 31,079 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,757,325 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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