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August 7th, 1997.

August 7th, 1997, was a Thursday. It was day 219 of 1997. The decade was the 1990s.

23 years, 11 months and 17 days have passed since August 7th, 1997.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 7th, 1997.

  • United States: I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans
  • United Kingdom: I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans
Play the top hits 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.
Air Force One

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Air Force One" was at the top of the box office on August 7th, 1997.

Take me back to August 7th, 1997!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 7th, 1997 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

The song I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans 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 Air Force One is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, in technology news, CDs have become the dominant format for music. People are buying CD players and the portable CD players such as the "Discman". As a result, the older cassette tape format is continuing to decline in sales. 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 "X-Men", "Boy Meets World", "The Secret World of Alex Mack" and "Pinky and the Brain". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Mario 64", "Tomb Raider", "Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain" and "Theme Hospital". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Tales from the Cryptkeeper", "The Nanny", "In the House" and "USA High".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Polly Pocket, Yo-yo, the Tamagotchi and the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

News topics, fads & culture.

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 August 7th, 1997.

  • Stargate SG-1 makes its debut.

    Stargate SG-1 makes its debut.

    At the end of July, 1997, the first episode of the sci-fi series "Stargate SG-1" was aired on television.

  • 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 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.

    Chairman and CEO of Intel, Andrew Grove, was named as the 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 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.

  • The Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64.

    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.

  • 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.

    Titanic.

    James Cameron's film "Titanic" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1997.

  • The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.

  • CDs become the dominant music format.

    CDs become the dominant music format.

    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.

  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    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".

  • VCRs are a common household item.

    VCRs are a common household item.

    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.

  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate.

    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.

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 23 years, 11 months and 17 days have passed since August 7th, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 7th, 1997, will be 23 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1997 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 870908400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 7th, 1997.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 7th, 1997, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1997 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 7th, 1997 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Photos of late 1990s fashion.

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Stargate SG-1 - A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.
  • Oz - TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.
  • 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.
  • Father Ted - Irish comedy TV series about a group of Catholic priests.
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - TV series.
  • Star Trek: Voyager - Kathryn Janeway is the captain of a starship that is lost in space and must find its way back home.
  • The Secret World of Alex Mack - Sitcom about a teenager with special powers.
  • Friends - Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.
  • Touched by an Angel - TV series about a group of angels.

Kid's TV shows on August 7th, 1997.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1997.

  • USA High
  • 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

Popular toys and games in 1997.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1997.

  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Bop It
  • The Nintendo 64
  • The Tamagotchi
  • The PlayStation (PS1)
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Lego Pirates
  • Polly Pocket
  • Jenga
  • Sylvanian Families

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out August 7th, 2003 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 7th.

Tobin Bell

Actor.
Born on August 7th, 1942
He turned 55 on this day in 1997.

David Duchovny

Actor.
Born on August 7th, 1960
He turned 37 on this day in 1997.

Charlize Theron

Actress.
Born on August 7th, 1975
She turned 22 on this day in 1997.

Weather on August 7th, 1997.

Historical weather information for August 7th, 1997.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.1 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 65.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.56 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 22.17 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.1cm.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on August 7th, 1997.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 7th, 1997.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 7th, 1997 was most likely conceived around the 28th of October, 1996.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 7th, 1997 is close to the 17th of May, 1998.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 7th, 1997.

  • A total of 8,752 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,250 weeks have passed.
  • 756,172,800 seconds have passed since the August 7th, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 882,201,600 times.
  • Since August 7th, 1997, the earth has travelled approximately 390,185,164,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 126,028,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 65,030,861 steps. That's about 28,903 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,074,074 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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