14th of May, 1997

The 14th of May, 1997, fell on a Wednesday. Day 134 of 1997. Decade: 1990s.

23 years, 0 months and 13 days have passed since the 14th of May, 1997.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 14th of May, 1997:

  • The song Barbie Girl by Aqua is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 14th of May, 1997:

  • United States: Hypnotize - Notorious B.I.G.
  • United Kingdom: You're Not Alone - Olive

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

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

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 the 14th of May, 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.

  • 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:

  • 23 years, 0 months and 13 days have passed since the 14th of May, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 14th of May, 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 863564400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 14th of May, 1997:

  • 15th of April, 1997: Hanson release their song "MMMBop".
  • 1st of May, 1997: UK politics: The Conservative Party suffer a huge defeat at the hands of the Labour Party in the 1997 United Kingdom general election.
  • 1st of May, 1997: The Tamagotchi is released outside of Japan.
  • 2nd of May, 1997: The Labour Party in Britain return to power after 18 years.
  • 2nd of May, 1997: Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 7th of May, 1997: The movie The Fifth Element (1997) is released.
  • 8th of May, 1997: 35 people are killed when China Southern Airlines Flight 3456 crashes in Shenzhen.
  • 17th of May, 1997: Football: Manchester United star Eric Cantona announces his retirement
  • 17th of May, 1997: FA Cup Final 1997: Chelsea secure their first major trophy in 26 years after they defeat Middlesbrough 2-0.
  • 19th of May, 1997: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are married.
  • 23rd of May, 1997: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) is released.
  • 27th of May, 1997: LeAnn Rimes releases her song "How Do I Live"
  • 27th of May, 1997: A tornado kills 27 people in Jarrell, Texas.
  • 28th of May, 1997: Football: Borussia Dortmund win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Juventus 3-1.
  • 6th of June, 1997: The movie Con Air (1997) is released.
  • 6th of June, 1997: 1997 Irish general election: Fianna Fail form a new government after winning 68 seats.
  • 13th of June, 1997: The Chicago Bulls win the 1997 NBA Finals after they defeat the Utah Jazz 4-2.
  • 13th of June, 1997: Timothy McVeigh is sentenced to death for his role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 14th of May, 1997, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1997 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 14th of May, 1997 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

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.

"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"


1997 - Toys & Games

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

  • 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 14th of May:


Weather

Weather information for the 14th of May, 1997:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 49.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 9.78 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.39 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 14th of May, 1997.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 14th of May, 1997 was probably conceived around the 4th of August, 1996. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 14th of May, 1997 is the 21st of February, 1998. (Rough Estimate).

Computer 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.

14th of May

Events that have occurred on the 14th of May:

  • 14th of May, 1980: 4 white police officers are found not guilty of killing a black insurance executive called Arthur McDuffie. Their acquittal sets off riots in Miami
  • 14th of May, 1988: 27 people are killed when a drunk driver crashes into a school bus in Carrollton, Kentucky.
  • 14th of May, 1988: Wimbledon win the FA Cup after defeating Liverpool 1-0.
  • 14th of May, 1998: The final episode of "Seinfield" is aired.
  • 14th of May, 1998: Frank Sinatra dies from a heart attack at the age of 82.
  • 14th of May, 2015: Blues singer B.B. King passes away
  • 14th of May, 1966: FA Cup Final 1966: Everton defeat Sheffield Wednesday 3-2.
  • 14th of May, 1981: The Boston Celtics win the 1981 NBA Finals after they defeat the Houston Rockets 4-2.
  • 14th of May, 1981: FA Cup Final 1981: Tottenham Hotspur defeat Manchester City 3-2 in a replay.
  • 14th of May, 1982: Conan the Barbarian (1982) is released in movie theaters.
  • 14th of May, 1989: The last episode of "Family Ties" is aired.
  • 14th of May, 1994: FA Cup Final 1994: Manchester United defeat Chelsea 4-0.
  • 14th of May, 1995: Football: Blackburn Rovers are crowned Premier League champions.
  • 14th of May, 2000: Football: Wimbledon are relegated from the Premier League.
  • 14th of May, 2004: Troy (2004), starring Brad Pitt, is released in movie theaters.
  • 14th of May, 2011: Manchester United win the Premier League after a 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers.
  • 14th of May, 2011: Manchester City win the FA Cup after beating Stoke City 1-0.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 14th of May, 1997.

  • 8,414 days have passed since this date.
  • 726,969,600 seconds have passed since the 14th of May, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 848,131,200 times.
  • Since the 14th of May, 1997, earth has travelled approximately 375,116,313,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 121,161,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 62,519,386 steps. That's about 27,786 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,723,635 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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