April 15th, 1997

April 15th, 1997, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 105 of 1997. The decade was the 1990s.

23 years, 3 months and 18 days have passed since April 15th, 1997.


On This Date

Events that occurred on April 15th, 1997:

  • Hanson release their song "MMMBop".


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 15th, 1997:

  • United States: Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy
  • United Kingdom: I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Liar Liar" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is April 15th, 1997 and it's a Tuesday. The summer of 1997 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Liar Liar 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 "Party of Five", "The Secret World of Alex Mack", "Father Ted" and "3rd Rock from the Sun". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Fade to Black", "Tomb Raider", "Diablo" and "Theme Hospital". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Secret World of Alex Mack", "In the House", "Hang Time" and "Kenan & Kel".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Sylvanian Families", "Polly Pocket", "G.I. Joe (figures)" and "Littlest Pet Shop".


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 April 15th, 1997.

  • Titanic

    "Titanic" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1997.

  • Teri Hatcher

    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.

  • Andrew Grove

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 23 years, 3 months and 18 days have passed since April 15th, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 15th, 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 861058800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 15th, 1997:

  • March 21st, 1997: The movie Liar Liar (1997) is released.
  • 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 26th, 1997: 39 "Heaven's Gate" cult members commit suicide in San Diego, California.
  • March 31st, 1997: The first episode of Teletubbies is aired.
  • April 1st, 1997: The first episode of Pokemon is aired.
  • April 13th, 1997: Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.
  • May 1st, 1997: UK politics: The Conservative Party suffer a huge defeat at the hands of the Labour Party in the 1997 United Kingdom general election.
  • May 1st, 1997: The Tamagotchi is released outside of Japan.
  • May 2nd, 1997: The Labour Party in Britain return to power after 18 years.
  • May 2nd, 1997: Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • May 7th, 1997: The movie The Fifth Element (1997) is released.
  • May 8th, 1997: 35 people are killed when China Southern Airlines Flight 3456 crashes in Shenzhen.
  • May 14th, 1997: The song Barbie Girl by Aqua is released.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 15th, 1997, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 15th, 1997 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

1997 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1997.

"Smart Guy" - "Pokemon" - "Teletubbies" - "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"


1997 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1997:

  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Bop It
  • Nintendo 64
  • Tickle Me Elmo
  • Tamagotchi
  • PlayStation (PS1)
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Jenga
  • Sylvanian Families

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 15th of April:


Weather

Weather information for April 15th, 1997:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 40.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 4.83 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.39 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on April 15th, 1997.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 15th, 1997 was probably conceived around the 6th of July, 1996. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 15th, 1997 is the 23rd of January, 1998. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Theme Hospital - Hospital strategy game that was developed by Bullfrog Productions. Released on the PC and PlayStation.
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Release by Konami in 1997.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 15th, 1997.

  • 8,511 days have passed since this date.
  • 735,350,400 seconds have passed since the April 15th, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 857,908,800 times.
  • Since April 15th, 1997, earth has travelled approximately 379,440,806,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 122,558,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 63,240,134 steps. That's about 28,107 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,824,205 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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