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May 11th, 1997.

May 11th, 1997, was a Sunday. It was day 131 of 1997. The decade was the 1990s.

23 years, 11 months and 30 days have passed since May 11th, 1997.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 11th, 1997.

  • United States: Hypnotize - Notorious B.I.G.
  • United Kingdom: Love Won't Wait - Gary Barlow

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Breakdown" was at the top of the box office on May 11th, 1997.

Take me back to May 11th, 1997!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 11th, 1997 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1997 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song Hypnotize by Notorious B.I.G. is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Love Won't Wait by Gary Barlow is the number one hit song.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Breakdown is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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 "Married... with Children", "Family Matters", "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" and "Ellen". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Crash Bandicoot", "Wipeout 2097", "Diablo" and "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tales from the Cryptkeeper", "Sweet Valley High", "Friends" and "Pinky and the Brain". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Sylvanian Families, the PlayStation (PS1), the Tamagotchi and Tickle Me Elmo.

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 May 11th, 1997.

  • Titanic.

    "Titanic" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Eurovision 1997.

    The 1997 Eurovision song contest is held in Dublin, Ireland. The United Kingdom win the contest with the song "Love Shine a Light" by Katrina and the Waves.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 23 years, 11 months and 30 days have passed since May 11th, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 11th, 1997, will be 23 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1997 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 863305200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 11th, 1997.

  • 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".
  • 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 returns to power after 18 years.
  • May 2nd, 1997: Tony Blair becomes the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • May 6th, 1997: Soccer: Michael Owen makes his debut for Liverpool.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 11th, 1997
  • May 12th, 1997: The last episode of Baywatch starring Pamela Anderson is aired.
  • May 14th, 1997: The song Barbie Girl by Aqua is released.
  • May 16th, 1997: Soccer: Liverpool striker Stan Collymore signs for Aston Villa for £7 million.
  • May 17th, 1997: Football: Manchester United star Eric Cantona announces his retirement.
  • May 17th, 1997: FA Cup Final 1997: Chelsea secure their first major trophy in 26 years after they defeat Middlesbrough 2-0.
  • May 19th, 1997: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are married.
  • May 23rd, 1997: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) is released.
  • May 23rd, 1997: Puff Daddy releases his single "I'll Be Missing You".
  • May 25th, 1997: The first episode of "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction" is aired on television.
  • May 27th, 1997: LeAnn Rimes releases her song "How Do I Live".
  • May 27th, 1997: A tornado kills 27 people in Jarrell, Texas.
  • May 28th, 1997: Football: Borussia Dortmund win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Juventus 3-1.
  • May 29th, 1997: 30-year-old singer Jeff Buckley drowns in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • May 30th, 1997: Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola announce that they are separating after nearly four years of marraige.
  • June 2nd, 1997: Timothy McVeigh is found guilty of carrying out the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • June 4th, 1997: The body of 30-year-old actor Jeff Buckley is recovered from the Wolf River in Tennessee.
  • June 6th, 1997: The movie Con Air (1997) is released.
  • June 6th, 1997: 1997 Irish general election: Fianna Fail form a new government after winning 68 seats.
  • June 9th, 1997: The final episode of comedy sitcom "Married... with Children" is aired.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 11th, 1997, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1997 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 11th, 1997 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

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 May 11th, 1997.

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

  • The Angry Beavers
  • 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

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

1997 playlist.

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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 11th of May.

  • May 11th, 1963: Natasha Richardson (English actress) (Deceased)
  • May 11th, 1982: Cory Monteith (Actor) (Deceased)
  • May 11th, 1984: Andres Iniesta (Spanish soccer player) turned 13 on this day in 1997.
  • May 11th, 1992: Thibaut Courtois (Belgian soccer player) turned 5 on this day in 1997.

Weather on May 11th, 1997.

Historical weather information for May 11th, 1997.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.0 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 47.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 8.78 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.89 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 11th, 1997.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 11th, 1997.

Irish Taoiseach.

John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 11th, 1997.

  • A total of 8,765 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,252 weeks have passed.
  • 757,296,000 seconds have passed since the May 11th, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 883,512,000 times.
  • Since May 11th, 1997, the earth has travelled approximately 390,764,736,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 126,216,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 65,127,456 steps. That's about 28,946 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,087,552 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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