August 15th, 1997, was a Friday. It was Day 227 of 1997. The decade was the Nineties.
25 years, 9 months, and 23 days have passed since August 15th, 1997.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
Notable events that occurred on August 15th, 1997.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 15th, 1997.
These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The movie "Cop Land" was at the top of the box office on this day.
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The date is August 15th, 1997, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Most people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans is at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Men In Black by Will Smith is the number-one hit song.
Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Cop Land is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Family Matters", "Step by Step", "Friends", and "King of the Hill".
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 Princess Diana, Mother Teresa, John Denver, and Chris Farley would all still be alive.
People are playing video games such as "Resident Evil", "Die Hard Trilogy", "Theme Hospital", and "Star Fox 64". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Sweet Valley High", "Pinky and the Brain", "Superman: The Animated Series", and "Clueless". Children are playing with toys such as Screwball Scramble, Polly Pocket, Dear Diary, and Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 15th, 1997.
On August 13th, 1997, the animated sitcom "South Park" made its debut on Comedy Central. The show became a huge success; although some were critical of its "toilet humor."
Internet users were using a search engine called "Ask Jeeves".
The song "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin went on to win a Grammy for 1997's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
The chairman and CEO of Intel, Andrew Grove, was named Time Person of the Year in 1997.
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 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007, and Yoshi's Story.
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.
American actress Teri Hatcher was listed as FHM's sexiest woman 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.
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.
James Cameron's film "Titanic" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1997.
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.
The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
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 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".
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.
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.
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.
People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
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Television shows that people were watching in August 1997.
A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.
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.
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.
Family drama series.
3rd Rock from the Sun
Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.
TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.
Xena: Warrior Princess
TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.
Irish comedy TV series about a group of Catholic priests.
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Trek: Voyager
Kathryn Janeway is the captain of a starship that is lost in space and must find its way back home.
Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.
Touched by an Angel
TV series about a group of angels.
Hospital drama series.
Party of Five
TV show about five siblings whose parents died in a car accident.
Soap drama that is set in space.
Fran Fine becomes a nanny in wealthy widower Maxwell Sheffield's home.
Walker, Texas Ranger
Starring Chuck Norris.
Sitcom about a therapist / talk-show host called Dr. Frasier Crane.
Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully team up to investigate the paranormal.
Beavis and Butt-Head
Adult animated comedy series.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
American Western drama.
Mad About You
Starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.
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).
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1997.
Cow And Chicken
The Angry Beavers
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Bruno the Kid
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Superman: The Animated Series
Kenan & Kel
Pinky and the Brain
In the House
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
The Secret World of Alex Mack
The Magic School Bus
Sweet Valley High
Boy Meets World
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Bill Nye the Science Guy
X-Men: The Animated Series
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Beverly Hills, 90210
Round the Twist
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1997.
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Nintendo 64
The PlayStation (PS1)
The Sega Saturn
Styrofoam plane gliders
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Littlest Pet Shop
Super Soaker (water gun)
G.I. Joe (figures)
Popular video games that people were playing in August of 1997.
Released for the PlayStation.
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
Published by LucasArts for the Nintendo 64.
Star Fox 64
Rail shooter that was released for the Nintendo 64.
Farm simulation RPG developed by Amccus.
Fighting video game that was released on several consoles.
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.
Third entry in the fighting series "Tekken".
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
FPS that was released for the Nintendo 64 and Windows.
Final Fantasy VII
Developed by Square for the Sony PlayStation.
Fighting game developed for the Sony PlayStation.
Action role-playing game.
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Developed by Rare for the SNES.
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
Action-adventure game developed by Silicon Knights.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
Action adventure game starring Lara Croft.
Futuristic racing game.
Super Mario 64
Platform game for the Nintendo 64.
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
Open world RPG developed by Bethesda Softworks.
Platform video game that was developed by Naughty Dog.
Nights into Dreams
Published by Sega for the Sega Saturn.
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 August 15th, 2003, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 15th.
Emperor of France. Deceased
Born on August 15th, 1769
He was not alive on this date.
Colombian drug lord.
Born on August 15th, 1943
He turned 54 on this day in 1997.
Polish fashion model. Deceased
Born on August 15th, 1972
She was not alive on this date.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 15th of August.
Historical weather information for August 15th, 1997.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on August 15th, 1997.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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