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September 9th, 1997.

September 9th, 1997, was a Tuesday. It was day 252 of 1997. The decade was the 1990s.

23 years, 7 months and 27 days have passed since September 9th, 1997.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 9th, 1997.

  • United States: Honey - Mariah Carey
  • United Kingdom: The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Fire Down Below" was at the top of the box office on September 9th, 1997.

Take me back to September 9th, 1997!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 9th, 1997 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves.

In America, the song Honey by Mariah Carey is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, The Drugs Don't Work by The Verve is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Fire Down Below 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.

The United Kingdom is in mourning after Princess Diana dies in a car crash. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Seinfeld", "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", "Father Ted" and "Stargate SG-1". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Mario 64", "Wipeout 2097", "Diablo" and "Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "X-Men: The Animated Series", "Dexter's Laboratory", "Daria" and "Smart Guy". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Yo-yo, the PlayStation (PS1), 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 September 9th, 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 27 days have passed since September 9th, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 37 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 9th, 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 873759600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around September 9th, 1997.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 9th, 1997, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 9th, 1997 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

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.

  • Ally McBeal - TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on September 9th, 1997.

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

  • City Guys
  • 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

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
  • Polly Pocket
  • Jenga
  • Sylvanian Families

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fade to Black - Action-adventure game.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 9th of September.

Weather on September 9th, 1997.

Historical weather information for September 9th, 1997.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 61.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 16.56 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.83 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on September 9th, 1997.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 9th, 1997.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 9th, 1997 was most likely conceived around the 30th of November, 1996.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 9th, 1997 is close to the 19th of June, 1998.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 9th, 1997.

  • A total of 8,640 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,234 weeks have passed.
  • 746,496,000 seconds have passed since the September 9th, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 870,912,000 times.
  • Since September 9th, 1997, the earth has travelled approximately 385,191,936,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 124,416,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 64,198,656 steps. That's about 28,533 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,957,952 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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