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March 22nd, 1997.

March 22nd, 1997, was a Saturday. It was day 81 of 1997. The decade was the 1990s.

24 years, 2 months and 20 days have passed since March 22nd, 1997.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On this day.

What happened on March 22nd, 1997?

  • The comet Hale-Bopp reaches its closest point to earth.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 22nd, 1997.

  • United States: Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy
  • United Kingdom: Mama / Who Do We Think We Are - Spice Girls
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Return of the Jedi SE" was at the top of the box office on March 22nd, 1997.

Take me back to March 22nd, 1997!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 22nd, 1997 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

Spring has arrived and the days have become longer. In America, the song Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Mama / Who Do We Think We Are by Spice Girls is the number one hit song.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Return of the Jedi 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 "Rugrats", "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper", "Frasier" and "Boy Meets World".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Resident Evil", "Crash Bandicoot", "Tomb Raider" and "Diablo". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Roseanne", "The Nanny", "Pinky and the Brain" and "Hang Time". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Polly Pocket, Tickle Me Elmo, Bop It 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 March 22nd, 1997.

  • Liar Liar.

    Liar Liar.

    The comedy film "Liar Liar" was playing in movie theaters at this time.

  • Biggie Smalls is shot dead.

    Biggie Smalls is shot dead.

    On March 9th, 1997, rap star "The Notorious B.I.G." was shot dead after leaving the 11th Annual Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles, California.

  • 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 24 years, 2 months and 20 days have passed since March 22nd, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 12 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 22nd, 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 858988800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around March 22nd, 1997.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: March 22nd, 1997
  • 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.
  • April 11th, 1997: The film Anaconda, starring Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube, is released in movie theaters.
  • April 13th, 1997: Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.
  • April 15th, 1997: Hanson release their song "MMMBop".

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 22nd, 1997, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1997 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 33.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 22nd, 1997 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

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.

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on March 22nd, 1997.

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

  • Daria
  • 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.

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Release by Konami in 1997.
  • 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 March 22nd, 2003 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 22nd of March.

Weather on March 22nd, 1997.

Historical weather information for March 22nd, 1997.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.7 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 33.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 0.67 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.56cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7.11 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on March 22nd, 1997.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 22nd, 1997.

Irish Taoiseach.

John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 22nd, 1997 was most likely conceived around the 12th of June, 1996.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 22nd, 1997 is close to the 30th of December, 1997.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 22nd, 1997.

  • A total of 8,848 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,264 weeks have passed.
  • 764,463,600 seconds have passed since the March 22nd, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 891,874,200 times.
  • Since March 22nd, 1997, the earth has travelled approximately 394,463,217,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 127,410,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 65,743,870 steps. That's about 29,219 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,173,563 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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