July 10, 1997

July 10, 1997, was a Thursday. It was 27 years and 3 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on July 10, 1997?

  • The song "It's Like That" is released by Run-DMC and Jason Nevins.
Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on July 10, 1997:

  • United States: "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans
  • United Kingdom: "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 10, 1997

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112
  • MMMBop - Hanson
  • Bitch - Meredith Brooks
  • Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison
  • Look Into My Eyes (From "Batman & Robin") - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Play the top songs from 1997
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1997. Take a trip back to the days of the Backstreet Boys, Hanson, Dario G, The Prodigy and Daft Punk.

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Face/Off" was at the top of the box office on July 10, 1997.


This date was 9,865 days ago. Approximately 329 months have passed. It was the 191st day of 1997, in week 28. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 27 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. We have gone through approximately 110 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to July 10, 1997

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Thursday, July 10, 1997. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed.

The summer of 1997 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. The song "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans is at the top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Face/Off is at the top of the box office.

Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. A new form of communication called "text messaging" is starting to become more widespread. However, it can only be done if both the sender and the receiver are on the same cell network. Meanwhile, a global system called "the Internet" is also starting to take off. Each day, more and more people are learning how to send emails and browse "websites" on the World Wide Web by connecting their IBM computers to noisy dial-up modems.

The CD is quickly becoming the dominant format for music, and people are buying portable players such as the "Discman". Consequently, sales of cassette tapes are continuing to decline. In fashion, bright and metallic colors are all the rage—a big change from the darker "grunge" colors of the early 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 a "dress casual" look. They are also beginning to cut their hair shorter. 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Gianni Versace, Princess Diana, Dodi Fayed, and Mother Teresa would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Mad About You", "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys", and "7th Heaven". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Virtua Fighter 2", "Super Mario 64", "Soul Blade", and "Theme Hospital".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Weird Science", "Kenan & Kel", "7th Heaven", and "Pokemon". Popular toys at the moment include Screwball Scramble, Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle, Street Sharks Action Figures, and the Tamagotchi.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 10, 1997.

  • Men in Black.

    Men in Black

    The sci-fi comedy film "Men in Black" hit the big screen at the start of July 1997. The movie starred Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K and Will Smith as Agent J, two secret agents whose job it is to police alien activity on earth.
  • "Backstreet's back alright."

    "Backstreet's back alright."

    At the end of June 1997, boy band the Backstreet Boys released their hit song "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)".
  • Mike Tyson bites Evander Holyfield's ear.

    Mike Tyson bites Evander Holyfield's ear

    Mike Tyson bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear during a fight in June 1997. The bizarre incident took place during a rematch fight for the WBA Heavyweight Championship.
  • Face/Off is released.

    Face/Off is released

    John Woo's "Face/Off" was released around this time. The film, which starred John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, centered around an FBI agent who underwent facial surgery to impersonate a homicidal maniac.
  • The first Harry Potter book is published.

    The first Harry Potter book is published

    On June 26th, 1997, J. K. Rowling published her first Harry Potter book: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
  • Con Air.

    Con Air

    Moviegoers were watching a new action film called Con Air.
  • Ask Jeeves.

    Ask Jeeves

    Internet users were using a search engine called "Ask Jeeves".
  • Shawn Colvin - "Sunny Came Home"

    Shawn Colvin - "Sunny Came Home"

    The song "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin went on to win a Grammy for 1997's Record of the Year.
  • 1997 in music.

    1997 in music

    Popular music artists in 1997 included the Spice Girls, Jewel, Puff Daddy, Monica, Mark Morrison, Hanson, Meredith Brooks, Backstreet Boys, LeAnn Rimes, Usher, Elton John, and Boyz II Men.
  • Who were the best NBA players 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.
  • Andrew Grove.

    Andrew Grove

    The chairman and CEO of Intel, Andrew Grove, was named Time Person of the Year in 1997.
  • Late 1990s Fashion.

    Late 1990s Fashion

    Popular clothing items included pleather pants, high-waisted miniskirts, and halter tops. Metallic clothing became more prominent. Cargo pants and other military-inspired clothing also started to become more popular. Preppy looks became widespread among young men as brands such as "Old Navy" and "Abercrombie & Fitch" became more and more popular. The rave scene also inspired the comeback of more colors.
  • The Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64

    The Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007, and Yoshi's Story.
  • 1997 in movies.

    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.
  • Teri Hatcher.

    Teri Hatcher

    American actress Teri Hatcher was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 1997.
  • Best football players 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.
  • Dancing baby.

    Dancing baby

    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.
  • Titanic.


    James Cameron's film "Titanic" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1997.
  • The Internet is still a novelty.

    The Internet is still a novelty

    Although the Internet existed, it was still something of a novelty in the late 1990s. Many people had to visit their local library just to "surf the web". Social media wasn't a thing yet, and most sites consisted of gaudy, static web pages.
  • Sony PlayStation.

    Sony PlayStation

    The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
  • CDs have become the dominant music format.

    CDs have become the dominant music format

    By this stage, the CD had become the dominant music format. Consequently, sales of CD players and the "Discman" continued to increase. Meanwhile, people were beginning to replace their cassette players.
  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps

    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".
  • VCRs are common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    Everyone was 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.
  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate

    Pagers achieved mainstream popularity during the 1990s. 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.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on July 10, 1997.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to July 10, 1997.

  • June 13, 1997:
    • The Chicago Bulls win the 1997 NBA Finals after they defeat the Utah Jazz 4-2.
    • Timothy McVeigh is sentenced to death for his role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
  • June 15, 1997:
    • British supermodel Naomi Campbell suffers an overdose in the Canary Islands.
    • Golf: Ernie Els wins the 1997 US Open.
  • June 16, 1997:
    • Will Smith releases his song "Men in Black".
    • The song "Bitter Sweet Symphony" is released by English rock band The Verve.
  • June 19, 1997: UK politics: John Major formally steps down as leader of the Conservative Party.
  • June 20, 1997: The film "Batman & Robin", starring George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger, is released in movie theaters.
  • June 22, 1997: Marion Barter (51) goes missing in Southport, Queensland, Australia.
  • June 23, 1997:
    • The Dow Jones falls by more 192 points amid concerns about the US dollar.
    • Kristen Modafferi (18) goes missing in San Francisco, California.
  • June 24, 1997:
    • The Dow Jones industrial average falls 192.25 points despite little economic news.
    • Pop group 98 Degrees release their debut single "Invisible Man".
  • June 25, 1997: The San Antonio Spurs select Tim Duncan as their first pick in the 1997 NBA draft.
  • June 26, 1997: J. K. Rowling publishes her first Harry Potter book: "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.".
  • June 27, 1997:
    • The Disney movie Hercules (1997) is released.
    • The movie Face/Off (1997) is released.
  • June 28, 1997:
    • Soccer: Teddy Sheringham agrees to join Manchester United.
    • Mike Tyson bites off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear.
    • Long Island serial killer: The remains of an unidentified victim called "Peaches" are discovered at Hampstead Park in New York.
  • June 30, 1997: The Backstreet Boys release their song "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)".
  • July 1, 1997:
    • Limp Bizkit release their debut album "Three Dollar Bill, Y'all".
    • The handover ceremony for the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from Britain to China is held.
  • July 2, 1997: Men in Black (1997) is released.
  • July 4, 1997: Juárez Cartel leader Amado Carrillo Fuentes (The Lord of the Skies) dies during an operation to change his appearance at Santa Mónica Hospital in Mexico City.
  • This date: July 10, 1997
  • July 11, 1997: The film Contact (1997) is released.
  • July 15, 1997: Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace is shot dead by Andrew Cunanan.
  • July 16, 1997: The comedy film "George of the Jungle", starring Brendan Fraser, is released in movie theaters.
  • July 23, 1997: American spree killer Andrew Cunanan commits suicide eight days after murdering fashion designer Versace.
  • July 24, 1997: Amy Wroe Bechtel (24) disappears in Lander, Wyoming.
  • July 25, 1997:
    • Air Force One (1997) is released.
    • The Nickelodeon movie Good Burger (1997) is released.
  • July 27, 1997: The first episode of "Stargate SG-1" is aired.
  • August 2, 1997: The comedy film "Bean" is released in movie theaters in the United Kingdom.
  • August 6, 1997: 228 people die after Korean Air Flight 801 crashes while approaching an airport in Guam.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 10, 1997, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1997 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 10, 1997 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

Late 1990s fashion

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1997

The following TV shows were popular in July 1997:

TV shows from July 1997.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
King of the Hill
King of the Hill
Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
7th Heaven
7th Heaven
3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun
Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess
Father Ted
Father Ted
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager

Cars in 1997

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).

Cars in 1997.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on July 10, 1997

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1997:

The Angry Beavers
The Angry Beavers
Smart Guy
Smart Guy

Hey Arnold!
Hey Arnold!
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Bruno the Kid
Bruno the Kid
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm

Popular toys and games in 1997

Toys and games that were popular in 1997:

The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
Bop It
Bop It
Car City Carpet
Car City Carpet
The Nintendo 64
The Nintendo 64
The Tamagotchi
The Tamagotchi
Tyco Rebound RC Car
Tyco Rebound RC Car
Street Sharks Action Figures
Street Sharks Action Figures
The PlayStation (PS1)
The PlayStation (PS1)
The Sega Saturn
The Sega Saturn
Styrofoam plane gliders
Styrofoam plane gliders
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Dear Diary
Dear Diary
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in July 1997.

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire 1997
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
Star Fox 64 1997
Star Fox 64
Harvest Moon 1997
Harvest Moon
War Gods 1997
War Gods
Theme Hospital 1997
Theme Hospital
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 1997
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Tekken 3 1997
Tekken 3
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter 1997
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Final Fantasy VII 1997
Final Fantasy VII
Soul Blade 1997
Soul Blade
Diablo 1996
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! 1996
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Were you born on July 10, 1997?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1997.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out July 10, 2003, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 10.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

Inventor Deceased
Born on July 10, 1856
He was not alive on this date.

Jason Orange

Jason Orange

English singer
Born on July 10, 1970
He turned 27 on this day in 1997.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

Born on July 10, 1972
She turned 25 on this day in 1997.

Stefán Karl Stefánsson

Stefán Karl Stefánsson

Actor Deceased
Born on July 10, 1975
He turned 22 on this day in 1997.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Born on July 10, 1980
She turned 17 on this day in 1997.

Perrie Edwards

Perrie Edwards

English singer
Born on July 10, 1993
She turned 4 on this day in 1997.

Angus Cloud

Angus Cloud

Actor Deceased
Born on July 10, 1998
He was born exactly one year after this date.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on July 10, 1997.


UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 10, 1997 was most likely conceived around October 17, 1996.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 10, 1997 is close to April 2, 1998.

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Stats for July 10, 1997


Here are some interesting statistics about July 10, 1997:

  • 9,865 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,409 weeks have passed.
  • 852,336,000 seconds have passed since July 10, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 994,392,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 439,805,376,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 142,056,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 73,300,896 steps. That's roughly 32,578 miles.
  • 10,228,032 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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