May 27th, 1997, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 147 of 1997. The decade was the 1990s.
23 years, 10 months and 26 days have passed since May 27th, 1997.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 27th, 1997:
A tornado kills 27 people in Jarrell, Texas.
LeAnn Rimes releases her song "How Do I Live".
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 27th, 1997:
United States: Mmmbop - Hanson
United Kingdom: I Wanna Be The Only One - Eternal
Movie Box Office
Which movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Fifth Element" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 27th, 1997 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 1997 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.
In America, the song Mmmbop by Hanson is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Wanna Be The Only One by Eternal is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Fifth Element 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 "Family Matters", "Home Improvement", "The X-Files" and "King of the Hill". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Crash Bandicoot", "Tomb Raider", "Diablo" and "Theme Hospital". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Home Improvement", "Animaniacs", "The Secret World of Alex Mack" and "Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm".
Popular toys include the likes of "G.I. Joe (figures)", "Super Soaker (water gun)", "Nintendo 64" and "The Pokémon Trading Card Game".
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 May 27th, 1997.
"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.
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.
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.
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 and information about this date:
23 years, 10 months and 26 days have passed since May 27th, 1997.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 of 1997.
Leap Year: 1997 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 27th, 1997, will be 23 years of age.
Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.8 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 53.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 11.89 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
London, England: Temperature: 15 degrees Celsius.
Who was the US President on May 27th, 1997?
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 27th, 1997?
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?
John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on May 27th, 1997 was probably conceived around the 17th of August, 1996. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 27th, 1997 is the 6th of March, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 27th, 1997.
8,731 days have passed since this date.
754,358,400 seconds have passed since the May 27th, 1997.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 880,084,800 times.
Since May 27th, 1997, earth has travelled approximately 389,248,934,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 125,726,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 64,874,822 steps. That's about 28,833 miles!
Since this date, 9,052,301 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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