October 31st, 1997, was a Friday. It was Day 304 of 1997. The decade was the Nineties.
25 years, 7 months, and 4 days have passed since October 31st, 1997.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.
Notable events that occurred on October 31st, 1997.
People who were born on this exact date.
On October 31st, 1997, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The top movie on this date was "I Know What You Did Last Summer".
Let's go back in time!
The date is October 31st, 1997, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Most people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
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. There is also a fresh, earthy scent in the air. It's Halloween, so kids are trick-or-treating and horror movies are being shown on TV.
In America, the song Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John is at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Barbie Girl by Aqua is the number-one hit song. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer 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 "Home Improvement", "Baywatch", "Party of Five", and "Stargate SG-1". 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. In baseball, the Florida Marlins have just won the 1997 World Series after defeating the Cleveland Indians 4-3. The final game was decided in extra innings. This marks the first time that a wild card team has ever won the World Series. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Chris Farley, Sonny Bono, Rob Pilatus, and Frank Sinatra would all still be alive.
People are playing video games such as "Turok: Dinosaur Hunter", "War Gods", "Porsche Challenge", and "Age of Empires". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Boy Meets World", "All That", "Street Sharks", and "Smart Guy". Children are playing with toys such as Super Soaker (water gun), Littlest Pet Shop, the Sega Saturn, and the PlayStation (PS1).
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 31st, 1997.
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 October 1997.
TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.
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.
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.
Bear in the Big Blue House
Men in Black: The Series
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
Boy Meets World
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Bill Nye the Science Guy
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 October of 1997.
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Developed by Naughty Dog for the Sony PlayStation.
Age of Empires
History-based RTS game by Ensemble Studios.
Grand Theft Auto
The first installment in the Grand Theft Auto series. Published by BMG Interactive.
Open world role-playing game.
PaRappa the Rapper
Rhythm game developed for the Sony PlayStation.
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
Platform video game that was published for the PlayStation.
A first person shooter game that was set in the James Bond universe. Released on the Nintendo 64.
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.
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 October 31st, 2003, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 31st.
Argentine soccer player. Deceased
Born on October 31st, 1990
He turned 7 on this day in 1997.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of October.
Historical weather information for October 31st, 1997.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on October 31st, 1997.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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