August 29th, 1997

August 29th, 1997, fell on a Friday. It was day 241 of 1997. The decade was the 1990s.

23 years, 7 months and 24 days have passed since August 29th, 1997.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 29th, 1997:

  • Netflix is founded.


Fictional Date

August 29th, 1997 relates to an event in a movie, book, game or television series:

  • Terminator 2 (1991) - On this date, Judgment Day occurs when Skynet becomes self-aware.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 29th, 1997:

  • United States: Mo Money Mo Problems - Notorious B.I.G.
  • United Kingdom: Men In Black - Will Smith

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "G.I. Jane" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 29th, 1997 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 1997 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song Mo Money Mo Problems by Notorious B.I.G. is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Men In Black by Will Smith is the number one hit song.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie G.I. Jane 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 "Melrose Place", "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys", "JAG" and "Oz". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Fade to Black", "Crash Bandicoot", "Command & Conquer: Red Alert" and "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Living Single", "The Nanny", "All That" and "Goosebumps". Popular toys include the likes of "Yo-yo", "PlayStation (PS1)", "Nintendo 64" 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 August 29th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 23 years, 7 months and 24 days have passed since August 29th, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 29th, 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 872809200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 29th, 1997:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 29th, 1997, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1997 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 29th, 1997 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

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

  • 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.

1997 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

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
  • 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.

  • GoldenEye 007 - A first person shooter game that was set in the James Bond universe. Released on the Nintendo 64.
  • 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.
  • Fade to Black - Action-adventure game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 29th of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 29th, 1997:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.8 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 65.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.33 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.83 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on August 29th, 1997?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 29th, 1997?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

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

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 29th, 1997 was probably conceived around the 19th of November, 1996. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 29th, 1997 is the 8th of June, 1998. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 29th, 1997.

  • 8,637 days have passed since this date.
  • 746,236,800 seconds have passed since the August 29th, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 870,609,600 times.
  • Since August 29th, 1997, earth has travelled approximately 385,058,188,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 124,372,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 64,176,365 steps. That's about 28,523 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,954,842 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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