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October 1st, 1997.

October 1st, 1997, was a Wednesday. It was day 274 of 1997. The decade was the 1990s.

24 years, 2 months and 2 days have passed since October 1st, 1997.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 1st, 1997.

  • United States: Four Seasons Of Loneliness - Boyz II Men
  • United Kingdom: Candle In The Wind 1997 - Elton John

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 1st, 1997.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Honey - Mariah Carey
  • 4 Seasons Of Loneliness - Boyz II Men
  • You Make Me Wanna... - Usher
  • How Do I Live - LeAnn Rimes
  • Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) - Backstreet Boys
Play the top hits from 1997.
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The Peacemaker

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Peacemaker" was at the top of the box office on October 1st, 1997.

Take me back to October 1st, 1997!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 1st, 1997 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Four Seasons Of Loneliness by Boyz II Men is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John is the number one hit song.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Peacemaker is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. A new form of communication called "text messaging" is continuing to grow in popularity. 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. Meanwhile, 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as John Denver, Chris Farley, Sonny Bono and Rob Pilatus would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Melrose Place", "Star Trek: Voyager", "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "3rd Rock from the Sun".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire", "GoldenEye 007", "Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee" and "Fallout". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Rugrats", "Brotherly Love", "7th Heaven" and "Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Polly Pocket, Styrofoam plane gliders, the Tamagotchi and the Nintendo 64.

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 October 1st, 1997.

  • Teen Angel.

    Teen Angel.

    At the end of September, 1997, a new sitcom called "Teen Angel" premiered on ABC's TGIF Friday night lineup. Sadly, the show only lasted for one season.

  • 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.

  • Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist plain-colored walls.

  • 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.

  • 24 years, 2 months and 2 days have passed since October 1st, 1997.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1997.
  • Leap Year: 1997 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 1st, 1997, will be 24 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1997 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 875660400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 1st, 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 October 1st, 1997, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1997 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 1st, 1997 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

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.

TV shows from October, 1997.

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

Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1
A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.

Oz
Oz
TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Anthology series presented by Jonathan Frakes.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

King of the Hill
King of the Hill
Animated series about a family living in Texas.

Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.

7th Heaven
7th Heaven
Family drama series.

3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun
Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.

JAG
JAG
TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.

Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess
TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.

Father Ted
Father Ted
Irish comedy TV series about a group of Catholic priests.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
TV series.

Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Kathryn Janeway is the captain of a starship that is lost in space and must find its way back home.

Friends
Friends
Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.

Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
TV series about a group of angels.

ER
ER
Hospital drama series.

Party of Five
Party of Five
TV show about five siblings whose parents died in a car accident.

Ellen
Ellen
TV series.

Babylon 5
Babylon 5
Soap drama that is set in space.

The Nanny
The Nanny
Fran Fine becomes a nanny in wealthy widower Maxwell Sheffield's home.

Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger
Starring Chuck Norris.

Frasier
Frasier
Sitcom about a therapist / talk-show host called Dr. Frasier Crane.

The X-Files
The X-Files
Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully team up to investigate the paranormal.

Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Adult animated comedy series.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
American Western drama.

Cars in 1997.

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).

Cars in 1997.

Kids' TV shows on October 1st, 1997.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1997.

Teen Angel
Teen Angel

Mummies Alive!
Mummies Alive!

City Guys
City Guys

Recess
Recess

USA High
USA High

Cow And Chicken
Cow And Chicken

The Angry Beavers
The Angry Beavers

Smart Guy
Smart Guy

Pokemon
Pokemon

Teletubbies
Teletubbies

Daria
Daria

KaBlam!
KaBlam!

Hey Arnold!
Hey Arnold!

Arthur
Arthur

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Bruno the Kid
Bruno the Kid

Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm

Clueless
Clueless

Blue's Clues
Blue's Clues

Superman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series

7th Heaven
7th Heaven

Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel

Moesha
Moesha

Little Bear
Little Bear

Goosebumps
Goosebumps

Wishbone
Wishbone

Brotherly Love
Brotherly Love

Hang Time
Hang Time

Pinky and the Brain
Pinky and the Brain

In the House
In the House

Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo

Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

The Secret World of Alex Mack
The Secret World of Alex Mack

Friends
Friends

Street Sharks
Street Sharks

Sweet Valley High
Sweet Valley High

All That
All That

Sister, Sister
Sister, Sister

Weird Science
Weird Science

The Nanny
The Nanny

Boy Meets World
Boy Meets World

Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Tales from the Cryptkeeper

Animaniacs
Animaniacs

Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy

Living Single
Living Single

Home Improvement
Home Improvement

Doug
Doug

Rugrats
Rugrats

Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210

Art Attack
Art Attack

Round the Twist
Round the Twist

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Popular toys and games in 1997.

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

The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Pokémon Trading Card Game

Bop It
Bop It

The Nintendo 64
The Nintendo 64

The Tamagotchi
The Tamagotchi

The PlayStation (PS1)
The PlayStation (PS1)

The Sega Saturn
The Sega Saturn

Styrofoam plane gliders
Styrofoam plane gliders

Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle

Dear Diary
Dear Diary

Littlest Pet Shop
Littlest Pet Shop

Super Soaker (water gun)
Super Soaker (water gun)

G.I. Joe (figures)
G.I. Joe (figures)

Yo-yo
Yo-yo

Lego Pirates
Lego Pirates

Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket

Jenga
Jenga

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Grand Theft Auto 1997
Grand Theft Auto
The first installment in the Grand Theft Auto series. Published by BMG Interactive.

Fallout 1997
Fallout
Open world role-playing game.

PaRappa the Rapper 1997
PaRappa the Rapper
Rhythm game developed for the Sony PlayStation.

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 1997
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
Platform video game that was published for the PlayStation.

GoldenEye 007 1997
GoldenEye 007
A first person shooter game that was set in the James Bond universe. Released on the Nintendo 64.

Porsche Challenge 1997
Porsche Challenge
Released for the PlayStation.

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire 1997
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
Published by LucasArts for the Nintendo 64.

Star Fox 64 1997
Star Fox 64
Rail shooter that was released for the Nintendo 64.

Harvest Moon 1997
Harvest Moon
Farm simulation RPG developed by Amccus.

War Gods 1997
War Gods
Fighting video game that was released on several consoles.

Theme Hospital 1997
Theme Hospital
Hospital strategy game that was developed by Bullfrog Productions. Released on the PC and PlayStation.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 1997
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Release by Konami in 1997.

Tekken 3 1997
Tekken 3
Third entry in the fighting series "Tekken".

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter 1997
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
FPS that was released for the Nintendo 64 and Windows.

Final Fantasy VII 1997
Final Fantasy VII
Developed by Square for the Sony PlayStation.

Soul Blade 1997
Soul Blade
Fighting game developed for the Sony PlayStation.

Diablo 1996
Diablo
Action role-playing game.

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! 1996
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Developed by Rare for the SNES.

Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain 1996
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
Action-adventure game developed by Silicon Knights.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1996
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
RTS game.

Tomb Raider 1996
Tomb Raider
Action adventure game starring Lara Croft.

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 October 1st, 2003 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 1st.

Walter Matthau

Actor. Deceased
Born on October 1st, 1920
He turned 77 on this day in 1997.

Jimmy Carter

US President.
Born on October 1st, 1924
He turned 73 on this day in 1997.

Zach Galifianakis

Actor.
Born on October 1st, 1969
He turned 28 on this day in 1997.

Weather on October 1st, 1997.

Historical weather information for October 1st, 1997.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.0 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 47.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 8.44 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 5.59cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 19.56 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on October 1st, 1997.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 1st, 1997.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 1st, 1997 was most likely conceived around January 8th, 1997.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 1st, 1997 is close to June 24th, 1998.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 1st, 1997.

  • A total of 8,829 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,261 weeks have passed.
  • 762,829,200 seconds have passed since the October 1st, 1997.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 889,967,400 times.
  • Since October 1st, 1997, the earth has travelled approximately 393,619,867,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 127,138,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 65,603,311 steps. That's about 29,157 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,153,950 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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