December 19th, 1997, was a Friday. It was day 353 of 1997. The decade was the 1990s.
23 years, 7 months and 4 days have passed since December 19th, 1997.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.
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Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 19th, 1997.
The movie "Scream 2" was at the top of the box office on December 19th, 1997.
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James Cameron's film "Titanic" was being played in movie theaters at this time. The movie went on to gross over $2.1 billion USD.
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 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.
Chairman and CEO of Intel, Andrew Grove, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1997.
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.
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.
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.
The PlayStation (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
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.
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".
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.
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.
During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.
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Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on December 19th, 1997.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 19th, 1997.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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