May 22nd, 1997, was a Thursday. It was day 142 of 1997. The decade was the 1990s.
24 years, 6 months and 12 days have passed since May 22nd, 1997.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 22nd, 1997.
The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Fifth Element" was at the top of the box office on May 22nd, 1997.
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 22nd, 1997.
The sci-fi film "The Fifth Element", starring Bruce Willis, would have been showing in movie theaters at this time.
The 1997 Eurovision song contest was held in Dublin, Ireland. The United Kingdom went on to win the contest with the song "Love Shine a Light" by Katrina and the Waves.
The song "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin went on to win a Grammy for 1997's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
Chairman and CEO of Intel, Andrew Grove, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1997.
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.
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.
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.
American actress Teri Hatcher was listed as FHM's sexiest woman 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.
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.
James Cameron's film "Titanic" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1997.
The PlayStation (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.
Basic facts and information about this date.
Notable events that occurred around May 22nd, 1997.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
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.
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.
Family drama series.
3rd Rock from the Sun
Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.
TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.
Xena: Warrior Princess
TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.
Irish comedy TV series about a group of Catholic priests.
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Trek: Voyager
Kathryn Janeway is the captain of a starship that is lost in space and must find its way back home.
Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.
Touched by an Angel
TV series about a group of angels.
Hospital drama series.
Party of Five
TV show about five siblings whose parents died in a car accident.
Soap drama that is set in space.
Fran Fine becomes a nanny in wealthy widower Maxwell Sheffield's home.
Walker, Texas Ranger
Starring Chuck Norris.
Sitcom about a therapist / talk-show host called Dr. Frasier Crane.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Superman TV series starring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher.
Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully team up to investigate the paranormal.
Beavis and Butt-Head
Adult animated comedy series.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
American Western drama.
Mad About You
Starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.
Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.
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).
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1997.
The Angry Beavers
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Bruno the Kid
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Superman: The Animated Series
Kenan & Kel
Pinky and the Brain
In the House
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
The Secret World of Alex Mack
The Magic School Bus
Sweet Valley High
Boy Meets World
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Bill Nye the Science Guy
X-Men: The Animated Series
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Beverly Hills, 90210
Round the Twist
Married... with Children
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1997.
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Nintendo 64
Tickle Me Elmo
The PlayStation (PS1)
The Sega Saturn
Styrofoam plane gliders
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Littlest Pet Shop
Super Soaker (water gun)
G.I. Joe (figures)
Popular video games that people were playing on this date.
Fighting video game that was released on several consoles.
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.
Third entry in the fighting series "Tekken".
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
FPS that was released for the Nintendo 64 and Windows.
Final Fantasy VII
Developed by Square for the Sony PlayStation.
Fighting game developed for the Sony PlayStation.
Action role-playing game.
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Developed by Rare for the SNES.
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
Action-adventure game developed by Silicon Knights.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
Action adventure game starring Lara Croft.
Futuristic racing game.
Super Mario 64
Platform game for the Nintendo 64.
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
Open world RPG developed by Bethesda Softworks.
Platform video game that was developed by Naughty Dog.
Nights into Dreams
Published by Sega for the Sega Saturn.
Die Hard Trilogy
Game based on the Die Hard movie series.
Fade to Black
A first-person-shooter game.
Ridge Racer Revolution
Developed and published by Namco for the Sony PlayStation.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 22nd.
Historical weather information for May 22nd, 1997.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 22nd, 1997.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 22nd, 1997.
John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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