May 27th, 1997

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".


Music Singles

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

    "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:

  • 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.
  • People born in 1997 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 864687600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 27th, 1997:

  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • This date: May 27th, 1997
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • June 13th, 1997: The Chicago Bulls win the 1997 NBA Finals after they defeat the Utah Jazz 4-2.
  • June 13th, 1997: Timothy McVeigh is sentenced to death for his role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
  • June 16th, 1997: Will Smith releases his song "Men in Black".
  • June 16th, 1997: The song "Bitter Sweet Symphony" is released by English rock band The Verve.
  • June 19th, 1997: UK politics: John Major formally steps down as leader of the Conservative Party.
  • June 20th, 1997: The film "Batman & Robin", starring George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger, is released in movie theaters.
  • June 26th, 1997: J. K. Rowling publishes her first Harry Potter book: "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.".

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 27th, 1997, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1997 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 27th, 1997 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - Anthology series presented by Jonathan Frakes.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 27th of May:


Weather

Weather information for May 27th, 1997:

  • 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.

US President

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.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

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).

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Videos

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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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