June 8th, 1997

June 8th, 1997, fell on a Sunday. It was day 159 of 1997. The decade was the 1990s.

23 years, 5 months and 19 days have passed since June 8th, 1997.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 8th, 1997:

  • United States: Mmmbop - Hanson
  • United Kingdom: Mmmbop - Hanson

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

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

Take Me Back!

The date is June 8th, 1997 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. The song Mmmbop by Hanson is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Con Air is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The X-Files", "Ellen", "King of the Hill" and "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Die Hard Trilogy", "Crash Bandicoot", "Command & Conquer: Red Alert" and "Diablo". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Tales from the Cryptkeeper", "Dexter's Laboratory", "Daria" and "Smart Guy". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Jenga", "PlayStation (PS1)", "Tamagotchi" and "Bop It".


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 June 8th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 23 years, 5 months and 19 days have passed since June 8th, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 23 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 8th, 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 865724400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around June 8th, 1997:

  • 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 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 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 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 19th, 1997: UK politics: John Major formally steps down as leader of the Conservative Party.
  • June 20th, 1997: Batman & Robin (1997), starring George Clooney, is released in cinemas.
  • June 26th, 1997: J. K. Rowling publishes her first Harry Potter book: "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.".
  • June 27th, 1997: The Disney movie Hercules (1997) is released.
  • June 27th, 1997: The movie Face/Off (1997) is released.
  • June 30th, 1997: The first Harry Potter book is published.
  • July 1st, 1997: Limp Bizkit release their debut album "Three Dollar Bill, Y'all".
  • July 1st, 1997: Hong Kong is handed back to China.
  • July 2nd, 1997: Men in Black (1997) is released.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 8th, 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: June 8th, 1997 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of June:


Weather

Weather information for June 8th, 1997:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.3 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 62.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 16.72 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 5.84cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.33 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President

Who was the US President on June 8th, 1997?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 8th, 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 June 8th, 1997 was probably conceived around the 29th of August, 1996. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 8th, 1997 is the 18th of March, 1998. (Rough Estimate).

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.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about June 8th, 1997.

  • 8,573 days have passed since this date.
  • 740,710,800 seconds have passed since the June 8th, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 864,162,600 times.
  • Since June 8th, 1997, earth has travelled approximately 382,206,772,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 123,451,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 63,701,129 steps. That's about 28,312 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,888,530 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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