August 31st, 1997

August 31st, 1997, fell on a Sunday. It was day 243 of 1997. The decade was the 1990s.

22 years, 11 months and 12 days have passed since August 31st, 1997.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 31st, 1997:

  • Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in Paris, France.
  • The first episode of Recess is aired.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 31st, 1997:

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

Movie Box Office

What 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 31st, 1997 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their 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.

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. The United Kingdom is in mourning after Princess Diana dies in a car crash. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Star Trek: Voyager", "Xena: Warrior Princess", "JAG" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Crash Bandicoot", "Tomb Raider", "Command & Conquer: Red Alert" and "GoldenEye 007". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Secret World of Alex Mack", "Dexter's Laboratory", "Pinky and the Brain" and "USA High". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "G.I. Joe (figures)", "PlayStation (PS1)", "Bop It" and "The Pokémon Trading Card Game".


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 31st, 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.

  • Princess Diana

    On the 31st of August, 1997, Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris while attempting to flee from paparazzi.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 22 years, 11 months and 12 days have passed since August 31st, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 31st, 1997, will be 22 years of age.
  • People born in 1997 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 872982000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 31st, 1997:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 31st, 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 31st, 1997 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Recess - Cartoon series about a group of six fourth-graders.
  • 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.
  • 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.

"Recess" - "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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 31st of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 31st, 1997:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.5 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 65.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.44 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.61 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on August 31st, 1997.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 31st, 1997 was probably conceived around the 21st of November, 1996. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 31st, 1997 is the 10th of June, 1998. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - Platform video game that was published for the PlayStation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fade to Black - Action-adventure game.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 31st, 1997.

  • 8,382 days have passed since this date.
  • 724,204,800 seconds have passed since the August 31st, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 844,905,600 times.
  • Since August 31st, 1997, earth has travelled approximately 373,689,676,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 120,700,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 62,281,613 steps. That's about 27,681 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,690,458 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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